Raleigh, North Carolina Chapter

Raleigh Chapter sello

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.


Alternative Camino Routes + Shell Ceremony
Monday, July 16, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

For our July meeting, our fellow Raleigh Chapter members, Ed and Joan will be sharing their Camino experiences with the group. When people consider the Camino de Santiago, they usually only think of the Camino francés from St. Jean. But the fact is there are numerous other routes which can be enjoyed that will allow one to experience a variety of different cultures and customs. They have walked a few of these different routes and they look forward to sharing their experiences in France, Switzerland, Portugal and elsewhere.

Shell Ceremony: Recently we have added many future pilgrims to our mailing list so we plan to offer another shell ceremony at the July meeting. Please let us know through thee Chapter email (Raleigh@americanpilgrims.org) if you're planning on walking the Camino later this year so we can include you in our shell ceremony for departing pilgrims at our July chapter meeting.

All are welcome, 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:
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 07/03/18