Boston, Massachusetts Chapter

The Boston chapter of American Pilgrims covers the general area of eastern Massachusetts. Formally accepted as a chapter in spring of 2012, the Boston Pilgrims have the distinction as being the first chapter east of the Mississippi. 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 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 New England region.

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 Nancy Nee Hanifin and Cliff Clement at Boston@americanpilgrims.org for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list.

We're trying to guage interest in southern New England gatherings. Please weigh in if you'd be interested in walks down that way! We also know we have a lot of folks from Maine and New Hampshire, so if any of you would like to lead a hike or a gathering up that way, let us know and we'll post it to the group.

EVENTS:
MASHPEE, MASSACHUSETTS
L.L. Bean Camino Presentation
Friday, November 10, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

L.L. Bean
7 Market Street
Mashpee, MA 02649

The Boston Chapter presents Lisa Morales of Onset and Tom Raftery of Chatham who have each made several caminos, on a variety of routes, and love to share the hows and whys with future and veteran peregrinos of a trek across Spain. They will cover gear, accommodation options, training, walking with kids, using a tour group, and why someone would want to walk hundreds of miles then go back to do it again!

Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?

The Boston Camino Mentor Program can pair individuals who have questions about their upcoming Camino with a nearby veteran who can answer questions. Contact Boston@americanpilgrims.org 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. 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 10/16/17