The Tennessee chapter of American Pilgrims is centered in Nashville but welcomes all interested pilgrims and pilgrims-to-be from Tennessee and southern Kentucky.
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 central Tennessee area.
Contact chapter coordinator Dena Helms at Tennessee@americanpilgrims.org for more information or to be added to the chapter email list.
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.
Be sure to check out our chapter's website. There you'll find more information about past and future chapter events, interesting and amusing blog entries and more. You can always email us at to see what we're up to!
If you need a credential, you can request one through American Pilgrims.
If you already have your credential, contact us to get our special Tennessee sello (stamp).
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 Tennessee 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.