Hoosier (Indianapolis, Indiana) Chapter

The Hoosier Chapter of American Pilgrims covers the state of Indiana, but is centered on Indianapolis. (Those of you in the northern part of the state have a choice as there also are chapters in South Bend and in Chicago.) 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, hikes, mentoring future pilgrims and serving as a local host for hospitalero training through American Pilgrims.

The chapter will be scheduling local hikes, talks, potlucks, a lending library of Camino related books, and more! These will be listed here, but you may also want to check the Local Event Calendar for other events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators, Janet Schwind and David Cook, at Hoosier@americanpilgrims.org for more information or to be added to the chapter email list.

Anyone living in northern Indiana who is interested in being on the chapter's email list should contact us at Hoosier@americanpilgrims.org. Please include your first and last name and your ZIP code.

Many peregrinos maintain blogs or online records before, during or after their Camino. We will happily list any submitted to us - just contact us with the details.

Chapter coordinator David Cook created a nice video of his 2012 Camino from León to Santiago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U2bSJRYyMo

Also, please join our Hoosiers on the Camino group on Facebook! It is a nice place to keep in touch, see faces, and share events and information with each other: facebook.com/groups/1410269565889130


Plan on joining us for the annual St. James Day event on July 21st. Watch this space for details!

Hoosier Chapter St. James Day Pitch-In
Saturday, July 21, 2018, 3:00 - 7:00 PM

The 2017 Pitch-In gangJoin the Hoosier Chapter of American Pilgrims for its 3rd Annual St. James Day Pitch-In. Bring a favorite food or wine or Camino story to share. 5225 Graceland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN. Contact Dave or Janet through ttlaw94@sbcglobal.net for further information. (Picture is the 2017 Pitch-In gang.)

Ongoing Events
First Monday Monthlies
Monday, July 2, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon

The Hoosiers on the Camino Chapter's "First Monday" finds that Nancy will again be leading this hike at Ft. Harrison State Park. Meet in the Sycamore Shelter main parking area near the main restrooms. This time on the Fall Creek Trail walking 4 to 6 miles on grass, dirt, pavement and some steps. A great opportunity to use poles.

Mapping Address:
6000 N. Post Road
Indianapolis, IN 46216

Contact Nancy Curran at nlcurran07@yahoo.com for further information.

Second Tuesday Monthlies
Second Tuesday of the month, 8:00 - 10:00 AM

Hoosiers on the Camino (HOTC) invites you to join us the second Tuesday of each month at the Illinois St. Food Emporium (5550 N. Illinois St. Indianapolis, IN 46208), beginning June 12, 2018. These monthly gatherings will be for Camino Coffee & Chatter. We will be close to the Canal Towpath if folks wish to take a hike.

Third Thursday Monthlies
Third Thursday on the month, 8:00 - 10:00 AM

Join us for this recurring event on the third Thursday of each month. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market (6301 N. College Ave. #101, Indianapolis, IN 46220) has a community room reserved for our use near the Coffee Bar. It is our plan to have periodic gatherings at Fresh Thyme for Camino movies. However, the location may change in the future so be sure to confirm the particulars the week before.


Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?
If you are thinking of walking the Camino and are interested in learning more, we can pair you with an experienced pilgrim who can answer your questions on how to prepare and what to expect. Just email us at Hoosier@americanpilgrims.org and ask to be connected with a mentor.

Also, you can visit American Pilgrims on the Camino via Facebook for great dialogue, photos, and a running commentary about the Camino from like-minded pilgrims.

Rev 07/06/18