Texas Gulf Coast (Houston) Chapter

The regional chapter of American Pilgrims for the Texas Gulf Coast is centered on Houston, Texas. 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, 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 western Texas Gulf region.

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 page for other events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators Linda Shubert, David Eickhoff and Kathi White at TexasGulfCoast@americanpilgrims.org for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list.

Contact us through TexasGulfCoast@americanpilgrims.org to find out what we're up to!

Camino 101 presentation
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 4:00 - 5:30 PM

REI Houston Store
75388 Westheimer Rd
Houston Texas 77063

The Texas Gulf Coast Chapter presents an introduction to the Camino including the history, general information, accommodation options, what to pack, good guide books to use. The Q and A session will be followed by a demonstration of what to pack.

This presentation is also being offered as an REI event at 2:00. That event has filled through the store's reservation system. The 4:00 time is being advertised to Chapter members.

Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?
The Texas Gulf Coast Camino Mentor Program can pair individuals who have questions about anything from planning to packing with a nearby Camino veteran who can answer questions. Contact TexasGulfCoast@americanpilgrims.org for details. 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.

Rev 02/09/18