Hoosier (Indianapolis, Indiana) Chapter

The Hoosier Chapter of American Pilgrims covers the state of Indiana, but is centered on Indianapolis. (Those of you in the northern part of the state have a choice as there also are chapters in South Bend and in Chicago.) 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 Event Calendar for other events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators, Janet Schwind and David Cook, at [email protected] for more information or to be added to the chapter email list.

Anyone living in northern Indiana who is interested in being on the chapter's email list should contact us at [email protected]. Please include your first and last name and your ZIP code.

Many peregrinos maintain blogs or online records before, during or after their Camino. We will happily list any submitted to us - just contact us with the details.

Chapter coordinator David Cook created a nice video of his 2012 Camino from León to Santiago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U2bSJRYyMo

Also, please join our Hoosiers on the Camino group on Facebook! It is a nice place to keep in touch, see faces, and share events and information with each other: facebook.com/groups/1410269565889130


Scheduled Events
Contact us through [email protected] for more information about what we're doing!

Ongoing Events
First Monday Monthlies
First Monday of the month, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

The Hoosiers on the Camino Chapter's "First Monday" finds that Nancy will again be leading this hike at hilly Ft. Harrison State Park. Meet in the Sycamore Shelter - Follow signs to Sycamore Shelter & Main Restroom area. We'll be about 6 miles on grass, dirt, pavement and some steps. A great opportunity to use poles. Hiking poles if you use them and rain gear as needed, of course! Day of event contact is Nancy Curran at 317-850-9240.

Mapping Address:
6000 N. Post Road
Indianapolis, IN 46216

Contact Nancy Curran at [email protected] for further information.

Second Tuesday Monthlies
Second Tuesday of the month, 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Hoosiers on the Camino invites you to join us the second Tuesday of each month at the Illinois St. Food Emporium (5550 N. Illinois St. Indianapolis, IN 46208). These monthly gatherings will be for Camino Coffee & Chatter. We will be close to the Canal Towpath if folks wish to take a hike. Day of event contact is David Cook at 317-850-9240.

Third Thursday Monthlies
Third Thursday on the month, 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Join Hoosiers on the Camino for this recurring event on the third Thursday of each month. New location for AprilNeidhammer Coffee Company (2102 East Washing St., Indianapolis, IN)David Cook or Janet Schwind through [email protected] or 317-850-9240 for more information.


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 [email protected] 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 03/24/19