Mid-Atlantic (Washington DC-Baltimore, Maryland) Chapter

The Mid-Atlantic chapter of American Pilgrims services the area including Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland. 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 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 Mid-Atlantic 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 Events page for other events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators Kristin Dawson, Lisa Frederick and Don Shaw at MidAtlantic@americanpilgrims.org for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list.


Anyone living in the Mid-Atlantic area who is interested in being on the chapter's e-mail list should contact us at MidAtlantic@americanpilgrims.org. Please include your first and last name and your ZIP-code. The chapter also has an active Facebook page - Mid-Atlantic Chapter APOC - if you are interested in sharing stories and photos. Pay us a visit!


Hemlock Overlook Regional Park
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Mid-Atlantic Chapter member Cindy Salvatoré will lead a four-mile loop hike along the river at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park. For those seeking a longer walk, do the loop twice (or three times)! Meet at 13220 Yates Ford Rd, Clifton, VA 20124 at 10:00 AM. The walk will terminate just in time for some wine tasting at the Paradise Springs Winery, right next door to the parking area where we'll meet. Further information: Kristin Dawson via the Chapter at MidAtlantic@americanpilgrims.org.

Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter Camino Mentor Program can pair individuals who have questions about their upcoming Camino with a nearby veteran who can answer questions. Contact MidAtlantic@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 the Mid-Atlantic Chapter Facebook to connect with other pilgrims in the region.

Rev 12/08/17