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Hoosier Chapter


Indianapolis, IN 46202

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We welcome you to explore our offerings in Central Indiana.

The Hoosier Chapter of American Pilgrims covers the state of Indiana but is centered on Indianapolis.

Broadly stated, the purpose of our local chapter is to keep veteran pilgrims connected to the Camino and to help those new to the idea of the Camino by answering their questions and helping them explore new possibilities.

Our group participants are always excited to share their Camino experiences and answer questions. We offer plenty of opportunities for Camino folk to gather to teach and learn. These events include coffee get-togethers, pitch-in/potluck dinners, hikes, Camino 101 training sessions, shell ceremonies and other events as our creative participant volunteers suggest and organize them. We also have a lending library of Camino-related books.

Contact chapter coordinators Jan Carlson, David Carlson, Harriet Ross and Karen Rushka via email for more information or to be added to the chapter email list.


Please join our Hoosiers on the Camino group on Facebook! It's a nice place to keep in touch, see faces and share events and information with each other.

We have chapter shirts and sweatshirts available through Follow this link to order your chapter shirt.

Chapter coordinator emeritus David Cook created a nice video of his 2012 Camino from León to Santiago that you can watch on YouTube.


Ongoing and Scheduled Events

To see what we’re currently planning, please visit the American Pilgrims' 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.

Generally we have three ongoing events each month.

  • On the first Monday morning of the month we have a hike,
  • On the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday mornings of the month we meet for coffee and conversation, and
  • We add special events in the evenings and weekends as often as we can.

Buen Camino! We look forward to meeting you.

Follow this link to view the Local Chapters video on YouTube.

You can contact us for more information about what we're planning and to be added to our mailing list for the photos, locations and times of each month's events.

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.

Mentor Program

If you are thinking of walking the Camino and are interested in learning more, we can pair you with an experienced pilgrim who can answer your questions on how to prepare and what to expect. Just email us at and ask to be connected with a mentor.

Rev 03/22/2024