Philadelphia Chapter

The Philadelphia Chapter of American Pilgrims covers the Philadelphia metro area, eastern Pennsylvania and central New Jersey. 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’s activities in 2016 are highlighted in its Annual Report. We organize local hikes, talks, potlucks, a lending library of Camino related books, and more! Please visit our Meetup page for upcoming activities. Join the chapter email newsletter today for local updates delivered to your inbox. For more information or questions, please contact chapter coordinators Robert MacMillan and Karin Samulis at [email protected].

We are pleased to offer these resources:
       Sample packing lists and considerations
       A collection of representative books for reading and reference

To find out what we're up to visit:

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 11/01/18