Tennessee (Nashville) Chapter

The Tennessee chapter of American Pilgrims is centered in Nashville but welcomes all interested pilgrims and to-be pilgrims from Tennessee and southern Kentucky. 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, 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 central Tennessee area.

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 other events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinator Dena Helms at [email protected] for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list.

Be sure to check out the chapter website at strikingly.com/tnchapterapoc! There you'll find more information about past and future chapter events, interesting and amusing blog entries and much, much more!


Scheduled Events

Check out the chapter website at strikingly.com/tnchapterapoc or contact us at [email protected].

Tennessee Chapter Monthly Gathering of Pilgrims “Tie Your Boots”
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

The Tennessee Chapter of the American Pilgrims will get together at the
 Village Real Estate office located at 2206 Twenty-First Avenue South, Nashville TN 37212

. There will be a brief but comprehensive presentation by Daniel Gorman from REI on how to best tie your boots or shoes for the long hike, and experienced pilgrims will share stories and information.

This gathering will also be a festive Send-off Party for group members setting sail in late June and early July! As usual, we will assemble with wine and food to share in the potluck tradition. 

Bring what you want to share for the food and wine element of this party and forward any questions to Tennessee Chapter Coordinator, Dena Helms at [email protected].

If you already have your credential, bring it to get the Tennessee stamp. (You can request a credential at AmericanPilgrims.org)

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

Rev 06/23/16