Announcing New Membership Levels!

What makes the Camino de Santiago so special? Each one of us has experienced the magic of the Camino. Maybe it was a special connection with a complete stranger, maybe it was an unexpected kindness, or maybe it was revelation at the end of a particularly difficult day.
As pilgrims, we know that the end of the physical path in Santiago is only the beginning of a more enduring Camino… a Camino that represents a way of life. As such, we look for opportunities to connect and give back. Maintaining membership in American Pilgrims is an active way to continue your Camino.
We launched the Lifetime Membership category at the beginning of 2017, and we are so grateful for all of you who have made that commitment. Many pilgrims make additional donations along with the membership dues. To recognize this generosity, we are now offering three household levels:
          • $75: Friends of the Camino (Up to 4 total household members; Renewable annually)
          • $150: Pilgrims on the Way (Up to 4 total household members; Renewable annually)
          • $250: St. James Society (Up to 4 total household members; Renewable annually)
Our Student ($15) and Individual ($50) memberships have not changed.

When your current membership expires, please consider renewing at a higher level. If you now or in the past have ever had a membership, you’ll have to contact to convert your membership level. Access the Membership page HERE.


American Pilgrims announces the 2018 Ribadiso Welcome Service, a volunteer opportunity for members at the Albergue of Ribadiso do Baixo. Volunteering at Ribadiso is a unique experience. Volunteers welcome pilgrims to the albergue, answer questions, provide information about the area and their arrival in Santiago and lend a listening ear. Click HERE to go to the Hospitaleros page for complete information. And if you live in central Pennsylvania or southern Oregon you should know that the nascent Central Pennsylvania and Southern Oregon Chapters are holding events: See what's going on in your area and join in! Click HERE for further information.

Hospitalero Training through American Pilgrims!

American Pilgrims Is pleased to announce that registration for its next hospitalero training session is now open! If you've been thinking about volunteering as an albergue host, this is your next opportunity for the required training - in Los Altos, California, Tuesday, April 10 through Thursday, April 12, 2018, immediately prior to the 2018 Gathering which will be just down the road in Menlo Park. Links to all the information and registration forms are on our National Gatherings page..