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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Survival Spanish for the Camino
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Medford Public Library, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford, OR

¿Hablas español? Do you speak Spanish? You don't have to be fluent! You don't need to be perfect (or even close) every single time you speak. But it is a good idea to learn a few basics. The more Spanish you know, the more you will get out of your Camino experience. 

The Southern Oregon Chapter invites you to join us for a very interactive afternoon of learning basic Spanish vocabulary and phrases to help you navigate daily Camino life with ease.

Chapter member and Camino veteran Ellen Radcliffe will be facilitating this event. Ellen has a deep love of the Spanish language and culture. She minored in Spanish in college and has spent many years living and working in Spanish speaking cultures.

If you are already up on your Spanish language skills, please join in the fun by participating as a coach/tutor for those who are learning! Questions? Contact Marcella Theeman through or 541-816-0674.

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 02/12/19