Chicago, Illinois Chapter

The Chicago chapter of American Pilgrims will serve northern Illinois and the area around the southern shore of Lake Michigan. 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 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 Chicago 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 Events page for other events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators Susan Stoltze and Bill Artz at [email protected] for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list. You can always join the lively discussions on the chapter Facebook page.


Anyone living in the Greater Chicago area who is interested in being on the chapter's e-mail list should contact us at [email protected]. Please include your first and last names and your ZIP-code.

Scheduled Events
Contact us through [email protected] to find out what we're up to!

Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?
The Chicago 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. Potential mentors should provide us with your name, ZIP-code and a brief rundown of your experience including walking or cycling, which route and when. 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 04/01/19