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South Bend


South Bend, IN 46001

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The South Bend Chapter of American Pilgrims is centered on South Bend, Indiana and serves northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.

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 and mentoring future 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.

The chapter will be scheduling walks, talks, potlucks and much more!

These will be listed here but you may also want to check the Local Event Calendar for other events that may be of interest.

For further information or to be add to the chapter’s mailing list, please contact chapter coordinators Chuck Rupley and Tom Labuzienski at


Email the chapter at to find out what we’re up to!

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

The South Bend Chapter Camino Mentor Program can pair individuals who have questions about their upcoming Camino with a nearby veteran who can answer questions. Contact 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.

Sign up for our chapter’s email list!

For information about the chapter and its activities or about membership in American Pilgrims, please email us.

Rev 04/24/19