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Raleigh Chapter


Raleigh, NC 27601

Contact Martha Hayes, John Saxon and Grace Bunemann | Email

The Raleigh Chapter of American Pilgrims covers Raleigh, NC and the surrounding area.

Chapter sello

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 will be scheduling local hikes, talks, potlucks, a lending library of Camino related books, and more!

These may be listed here but you will want to check the Events calendar for events that may be of interest.

Contact chapter coordinators Martha Hayes, John Saxon and Grace Bunemann at for more information or to be added to the chapter email list.


If you're not on our email list you can send us an email and ask to be added!  You'll automatically receive event notices and won't miss anything that way.

As of March 2017, under American Pilgrims' Insurance Guidelines, dogs are not allowed on our group hikes. Naturally, certified service dogs are always allowed.


Email us at to find out what we're up to!

The Chapter's event schedule for 2019:

Monday, May 20, 2019--meeting--St. Mark's UMC, Raleigh--7:00-8:30 PM (new location this month only)
Saturday, June 15, 2019--hike--Raven Rock State Park--8:15 AM

Contact us through for details.

June 11, 2019-- Camino Coffee, with Ed and Joan
July 15, 2019--Meeting
August 17, 2019--Hike
September 16, 2019--Meeting
October 19, 2019--Hike
November 18, 2019--Meeting
December 14, 2019--Annual Brunch

Bi-Monthly Meetings - 3rd Monday of the Month at the REI Cary Store; 7:00-8:30 PM
Bi-Monthly Hikes - 3rd Saturday of the Month at local trails

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 and ask to be connected with a mentor.

Rev 05/14/19