The Tampa Bay Chapter of American Pilgrims was established in January 2019.
It covers the west central Florida coast, also known as the Greater Tampa Bay area.
The purpose of this chapter is to keep members connected to the Camino and to introduce new people to the marvel and wonder of this historic pilgrimage by way of social events, potlucks, walks, mentoring future pilgrims and serving as a local host for hospitalero training through American Pilgrims.
Fostering the spirit of the Camino, the Tampa Bay Chapter welcomes everyone interested in the Camino to our gatherings.
For additional information, to be added to the chapter email list or to be connected with an experienced pilgrim who can answer your questions on how to prepare and what to expect, contact chapter coordinators John Melville, Joni Melville and Sandra Ceballos at TampaBay@americanpilgrims.org.
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The chapter schedules walks, talks, potlucks and much more!
To see what we’re doing, please visit 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.
Chapter events are listed here and on our Facebook page. If you live in the area, request to join the group.
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 Tampa Bay Chapter Camino Mentor Program can pair individuals who have questions about their upcoming Camino with a nearby veteran who can answer questions. Contact 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. 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.
For information about the chapter and its activities or about membership in American Pilgrims, send us an email.