The Santa Barbara Chapter of American Pilgrims is centered in Santa Barbara, California.
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, 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 Santa Barbara area.
Contact chapter coordinators John Harrison and Juan Parra Avina at SantaBarbara@americanpilgrims.org for more information or to be added to the chapter email list.
The chapter schedules walks, talks, potlucks and much more!
You can also view our events on 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.
We'd love to hear from you!
Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?
Consider joining the American Pilgrims on the Camino Facebook group for great dialogue, photos and a running commentary about the Camino from like-minded pilgrims.
The Santa Barbara Area Camino Mentor Program can pair individuals who have questions about their upcoming Camino with a nearby veteran who can answer questions. Email us 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.