South Florida (Miami) Chapter

The South Florida Chapter of American Pilgrims is centered on Miami. 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 possibly 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 Miami 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 and Regional Events page for other events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators Jackie Michelini, Hilda Cuglievan and Yosmar Martinez at for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list. We're always looking for chapter members to plan and lead hikes or to organize other events. If you would like to pitch in, please contact Jackie, Hilda or Yosmar at

Scheduled Events
Contact the chapter at to find out what we're doing!

Second Sunday Stroll: Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Followed immediately by the End of Year Potluck. See below.

The South Florida Chapter's December walk will take place at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne. We will meet at Shelter D17 inside Bill Baggs Park at 1200 S. Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149. We will walk through the park and towards the Key Biscayne Village and back for approximately five to six miles. The park entrance fee is $8 per car (2-8 people), $4 per car (one occupant only), or $2 for people entering the park on foot. You will be given a receipt. Please hang onto it as you will need it to re-enter the park on our way back from the Village.

As always, this is a rain or shine event. If you have questions on the day of, contact Jackie (954-907-7193) or Hilda (305-793-5739).

End of Year Potluck
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 11:00 AM -- 1:00 PM
Proceeded immediately by the Second Sunday Stroll. See above.

Immediately after the walk, the South Florida Chapter will gather at shelter D17 for a potluck picnic. We ask that each person bring a dish (main dish, appetizer, dessert) or non-alcoholic beverage to share with the group. We will have a few grills at our disposal so burgers, hot dogs and charcoal are also a good idea.

Please RSVP and let us know if you will be attending, if you are bringing a guest, and what you will be bringing. Questions? Contact Hilda Cuglievan through 305-793-5739 or

Camino 101 Presentation
Sunday, January 21, 2018, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Join the South Florida Chapter coordinators at the auditorium of Northeast Dade-Aventura Library (2930 Aventura Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180) for a presentation and Q&A on the Camino, followed by a screening of the short documentary Camino: The Journey to Santiago. The presentation will cover the historical and cultural background of the Camino and the practicalities of walking the route. This is a great comprehensive presentation for anyone who is planning to embark on the Camino for the first time! There is ample free parking at the library.

What to Pack. Or not…
Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Immediately following the Chapter's Camino 101 preesntation, we will be holding our next "What to Pack" session at the Northeast Dade-Aventura Library (2930 Aventura Blvd., Aventura, FL 33180). Veteran pilgrims will walk you through everything that you will need to bring on the Camino. This session will be informal and interactive. So feel free to bring your own gear and ask questions about it or share with us what worked for you and what didn't.

Rev 11/21/17