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.


Camino 101 Training Event
Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Camino 101-Basics for pilgrims walking Camino de Santiago
REI Bloomington (Community Room)
750 West American Blvd
Bloomington MN 55420

Join the Minneapolis Chapter as American Pilgrims  members share basics and answer your questions on planning and preparing to walk the 500-mile Camino de Santiago. Our presentation will answer general questions related to walking the Camino. Experienced pilgrims will demonstrate how to properly and efficiently fill your backpack keeping track of weight and long distance requirements. There will be suggestions on what items to take and what you might decide to leave at home. We will offer our experience in what to expect physically and emotional facing day to day challenges, how to get there, where to stay, money matters and answer all questions you bring.

Room limit: 100 attendees. Questions or RSVP to Pete Bock or Jim McCaffrey at Minneapolis@americanpilgrims.org or directly on the Minneapolis Chapter Meetup site.

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. 

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