Raleigh, North Carolina Chapter

The Raleigh Chapter of American Pilgrims covers Raleigh, North Carolina and the surrounding area. 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 Martha Hayes, John Saxon and Grace Bunemann at Raleigh@americanpilgrims.org for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list. 


If you're not on our e-mail list perhaps you should ask to be added. You'll receive notices of events automatically and won't miss anything that way. Contact us at Raleigh@americanpilgrims.org.

As of March 2017, under American Pilgrims' Insurance guidelines dogs are not allowed on our group hikes. Naturally, certified service dogs are an exception to this policy.


Bi-Monthly meeting "Gearing Up for Your Camino"
Monday, March 19, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Planning what gear youll need for an upcoming Camino is one of the most discussed topics among past and future pilgrims. Join the Raleigh Chapter at the Cary REI store for this discussion led by knowledgeable REI staff. From shoes and socks, to the right size and fit for your backpack and everything in between, this promises to help sort out your gear list.

Previous pilgrims, please bring an item to share advice about what really did or did not work for you on the Camino. If you are a future pilgrim, bring your questions and clothes or items you are thinking about packing. Remember, "There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear."

Other last-minute preparations for spring and early summer pilgrims will also be addressed.

All are welcome! Although we encourage it, you do not need to be a member of American Pilgrims on the Camino to participate.

Cary REI
1751 Walnut Street
Cary, NC 27511
Phone: (919) 460-9995

Questions: Contact the Raleigh Chapter at Raleigh@americanpilgrims.org. 

This is the outline of Chapter events for 2018:
Apr 21 - hike location TBD
May 21 - Meeting @ Cary REI
Jun 16 - hike location TBD
July 16 - Meeting @ Cary REI
Aug 18 - hike location TBD
Sep 17 - Meeting @ Cary REI
Oct 20 - hike location TBD
Nov 19 - Meeting @ Cary REI
Dec 15 - brunch @ Cary REI

Questions? Contact the Raleigh Chapter at Raleigh@americanpilgrims.org.

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 Raleigh@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 03/05/18