Atlanta, Georgia Chapter

The Atlanta, Georgia Chapter of American Pilgrims serves northern Georgia and is centered on Atlanta. 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 venue 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 Atlanta 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 Jim Martin, Susan Corwin and Henry Leeds at [email protected] for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list.

EVENTS:
Like to know what we're up to? Contact us through [email protected]!

AUBURN, GEORGIA
Hike at Little Mulberry Park
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon

The Atlanta Chapter invites you to join us in February for our second trip ever to Little Mulberry Park in Gwinnett County. There are miles of trails at this park, and they're on different surfaces depending on the trail. With all they rain we've had lately we think we will stick to the hard surfaces. We think you will all be impressed with the vistas - we know we were! 

The park is located at 3855 Fence Road, Auburn, GA 30011. Parking is free. 

After our hike, we will head to Old Fountain Tavern (1250 Auburn Rd #101, Dacula, GA 30019) for lunch. These folks took great care of our group last year, so we've got to go back! Northeast Side folks - if this is your home trail, we're inviting you to lead the hike!

MARIETTA, GEORGIA
Camino 201
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (But coffee and bagels at 9:30!)

Planning your Camino? The Atlanta Chapter invites you to join us for our third annual Camino 201 event. This in-depth and interactive workshop will be a deeper dive into all the everyday details of walking a Camino. Topics will include (not a complete list): the ins and outs of trip planning, physical preparation, accommodations, food, hygiene, safety, finances, technology, guidebooks and spiritual resources. Camino 201 will be led by two of our very own, Susan Corwin and Mike Smith, who will share their experiences and knowledge. This event will fill up fast so RSVP soon via email to [email protected]! First Come - First Served. Reservations are capped at 18. 

The event will be at the Neighborhood Clubhouse - Cheatham Hill Park neighborhood (look for big brick sign at the neighborhood entrance). Please park in the parking lot. 

9:30 AM - Coffee and bagels, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Class

Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?
The Atlanta Chapter Camino Mentor Program can pair individuals who have questions about their upcoming Camino with a nearby veteran who can answer questions. Contact [email protected] 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. 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 01/23/19