Southern Oregon Chapter

The Southern Oregon Chapter of American Pilgrims is centered on Medford, Oregon. 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 southern Oregon region.

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 non-chapter events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators Marcella Theeman and Terri Stefanson at for more information. 

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Gearing Up for the Camino
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

REI Medford Store
85 Rossanley Dr, Medford, OR 97501

The Southern Oregon Chapter invites you to join us for Gearing Up for the Camino. Through a slide show, presentation and interactive discussion you will be learning about preparation, gear selection and what to expect when walking the Camino. Veteran pilgrims will be sharing the contents of their packs. Come hear their insights about what works and what doesn't. Please sign up in advance at REI/Medford/classes. Or click HERE.

Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?
The Southern Oregon Chapter Camino Mentor Program can pair individuals who have questions about their upcoming Camino with a nearby veteran who can answer questions. Contact 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.

For information about the chapter and its activities or about membership in American Pilgrims, contact us at

Rev 03/04/19