The Charlotte, NC chapter of American Pilgrims south-central North Carolina and north-central South Carolina centered on Charlotte.
The purpose of local chapters is to keep members connected to the Camino and to introduce new people to the phenomenon. We plan to accomplish this in a number of ways, such as social events, walks, mentoring future pilgrims and serving as a local host for hospitalero training through American Pilgrims.
- To offer opportunities for local pilgrims to gather and hold events related to the Camino.
- To mentor future pilgrims, promote the pilgrimage and American Pilgrims through social gatherings.
- To serve as a local host for hospitalero training in the south-central North Carolina region.
Contact chapter coordinators Mike Gardner, John Kennedy, Vince Pratt and Tad Carter via email for more information. Although we strongly recommend becoming a (dues-paying) member of the national American Pilgrims organization, it is not required to participate in local chapter events. The national organization provides significant financial and logistical support to the locals. You can learn more information about membership benefits or join on the website!
The chapter schedules local hikes, talks, potluck, and much more!
To see what we’re doing, please visit the Local Chapter Events Calendar and select our chapter name in the "All Events Category" pull-down menu. This will filter to display only our chapter's events.
Follow this link to view the Local Chapters video on YouTube.
Check our chapter's Facebook group, Charlotte Camino Pilgrims, for specifics. Once you join our mailing list, you will receive monthly event notices by email.
Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?
Consider joining the American Pilgrims on the Camino Facebook group for great dialogue, Q&A, photos and a running commentary about the Camino from like-minded pilgrims.
The Charlotte Chapter Camino Mentor Program can pair individuals who have questions about their upcoming Camino with a nearby veteran who can answer questions. Contact Charlotte@americanpilgrims.org for details.
Experienced Camino walkers and cyclists who would like to serve as mentors should contact us so that you can be added to our resource list. Potential mentors should provide us with your name, zip code and a brief rundown of your experience including walking or cycling, which route and when.
Also you can visit American Pilgrims on the Camino on Facebook for great dialogue, photos and a running commentary about the Camino from like-minded pilgrims.