The Philadelphia Chapter of American Pilgrims covers the Philadelphia metro area, eastern Pennsylvania and central New Jersey.
Broadly stated, the purpose of this local chapter 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, hikes, mentoring future pilgrims and serving as a local host for hospitalero training through American Pilgrims.
The chapter’s activities are highlighted in its 2016 Annual Report. We organize local hikes, talks, potlucks, a lending library of Camino-related books and more!
Please visit our Meetup page for upcoming activities.
Join our chapter email list today for local updates delivered to your inbox.
For more information or questions, please contact chapter coordinators Robert MacMillan and Karin Samulis at Philadelphia@americanpilgrims.org.
- Sample packing lists and considerations
- A collection of representative books for reading and reference
To find out what we’re up to visit our Meetup page.
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.
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 and ask to be connected with a mentor.