Atlanta, Georgia Chapter

The Atlanta, Georgia chapter of American Pilgrims serves northern Georgia and is centered on Atlanta. 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, mentoring future pilgrims and serving as a venue 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 Atlanta area.

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 and Regional Events page for other events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators Jim Martin, Rick Herron and Henry Leeds at for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list.


Asheville Weekend
Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17, 2017

Asheville? Yes, you read that correctly! Join the Atlanta Chapter for its first out of town event ever! We will be joining with the Western North Carolina Chapter for a weekend of walking, communal dining and a stay at Sweet Peas Hostel (Sweet Peas Hostel, 23 Rankin Ave, Asheville, NC 28801). We will kick off the weekend with a social at Battery Park Book Exchange  (1 Page Ave #101, Asheville, NC 28801). Spend Saturday waking with the Western North Carolina Chapter, and end the weekend exploring some local trails.

Cena de Gran Paella
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1:00 - 5:00 PM

The Big Paella Dinner is the Atlanta Chapter's main event for the fall with special honors to pilgrims that have completed the Camino and those soon leaving. Bring a side dish or dessert and your favorite vino. E-mail us your five favorite Camino photos for a cool display!

Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?
The Atlanta 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. Also you can visit American Pilgrims on the Camino on Facebook for great dialogue, photos and a running commentary about the Camino from like-minded pilgrims.

Rev 08/14/17