Minneapolis, Minnesota Chapter

The Minneapolis Chapter of American Pilgrims serves central Minnesota, centered on Minneapolis-St. Paul. 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 Events page for other events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators Jim McCaffrey and Pete Bock at Minneapolis@americanpilgrims.org for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list. 

And join us on Meet Up! Click HERE to see what we're doing and to join.


Minneapolis Chapter, Annual Spring Gathering/Potluck/Shell Ceremony
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 4:00 - 7:00 PM

The Minneapolis Chapter presents this event is for all going on their first Camino this year and for all others supporting them in our Annual Spring Gathering/Potluck/lShell Ceremony. Since before the Middle Ages, the scallop shell has been a symbol of those who walk the Camino de Santiago. It has had two purposes. Pilgrims (peregrinos) would wear it to show others they were on a pilgrimage deserving of care and respect from others. It was also worn as proof that they had completed their pilgrimage.

If you are walking or biking your first Camino this year, we would like to recognize you as a pilgrim (peregrino). If you want to receive a scallop shell during the ceremony please indicate that in your RSVP.

A Spanish-speaking volunteer is needed to read a portion of the Shell Ceremony. Location is at the Fireside Room in downtown Minneapolis just as it has always been. When you RSVP we will email you the exact address.

The potluck is managed through PerfectPotluck.com. Please go directly to this website to sign up to bring something to share.
• Coordinator last name: zezza
• Password: camino

The cost is donativo (donation). You may RSVP either through the Minneapolis Meetup Website: American Pilgrims on the Camino-Minneapolis Chapter or Minneapolis@americanpilgrims.org.

Mississippi River Ramble Training Hike
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

The Minneapolis Chapter invites you to the Mississippi River Ramble Training Hike. Meet at Dunn Brothers Coffee (4648 East Lake Street, Minneapolis MN 55406) from where we'll hike to the Ford Bridge on West River Road and return on East River Road. About a 5-mile loop. Optional: plus 3.5 miles hiking to Franklin Bridge and return. Bring water and snacks, no services available.

Contact Pete Bock: Pete.l.Bock@gmail.com or 952-456-1375 for further information.

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 Minneapolis@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 03/21/18