South Bend (Indiana) Chapter

The South Bend Chapter of American Pilgrims is centered on South Bend, Indiana and covering northern Indiana and southwestern 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 and mentoring future 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.
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 Event Calendar for other events that may be of interest.  For further information or to be added to the chapter's mailing list, please contact chapter coordinators Chuck Rupley and Tom Labuzienski at [email protected].

Contact the chapter through [email protected] to find out what we're up to!

10 x 10' presentations
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

The South Bend Chapter is fortunate to have quite a number of members who have hiked Camino trails in Europe. Consequently we'll be treated to brief 5- and 10-minute presentations that will be supported by 5 or 10 pictures each. Our presenters will be talking about the Camino del Norte, Camino portugués, Camino francés and a surprise route.

Little Flower Church South Bend Room 6 upstairs in the Parish Center (upper parking lot from church)
54191 N Ironwood Rd
South Bend, IN 46635
(organized by Chuck Rupley)

Questions? Contact us through [email protected].

Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?
The South Bend 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.

If you'd like to be added to the chapter's e-mail list, click HERE. For information about the chapter and its activities or about membership in American Pilgrims, contact us at [email protected].

Rev 01/19/19