North Texas Chapter

The North Texas chapter of American Pilgrims serves the greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and the surrounding region. 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 Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan Area.

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 Calendar for non-chapter events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators Linda Loughry and Joe Zarcaro at for more information. 

And while you're at it, check out our chapter Facebook page at

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To find out what we're doing, contact the chapter at

Camino 101
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Do you want to walk the Camino but don't know where to start? This information session by the North Texas Chapter is for you! Come and hear about the history of the Camino, how to get started, what to pack, best guidebook & apps to take, getting there, accommodation options, women walking alone and much more. These topics will be addressed by chapter members who have walked different routes of the Camino. There will be time for questions and answers as well as examples of packs and packing for both men and women.

Our space is limited to 30 pilgrims and will fill fast, so please RSVP to

REI Fort Worth
5924 Convair Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?
The North Texas Chapter Camino Mentor Program can pair individuals who have questions about their upcoming Camino with a nearby veteran who can answer questions. Contact 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.

For information about the chapter and its activities or about membership in American Pilgrlims, contact us at

Rev 01/15/18