Valley of the Sun (Phoenix, Arizona) Chapter

The Valley of the Sun Chapter of American Pilgrims covers the general area of central Arizona, centered on Phoenix. 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 will be scheduling local hikes, talks, potlucks, a lending library of Camino related books and 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. Contact chapter coordinators Aleida Howard and Carol McCulloch at [email protected] for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list.

Scheduled Events
Contact us at [email protected] to see what we're doing! 

First Aid for the Camino
Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Presenters from the Valley of the Sun Chapter will discuss common injuries you might experience and how to treat them. Shin splints, blisters, sprained ankles and heat related illnesses are the most common. Injuries don't always happen at the most convenient time and place! Be in the know before you go by being prepared with the must haves in your first aid kit.

Tempe Marketplace Total Wine
1900 E. Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe AZ 85281

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 and/or Valley of the Sun Camino Chapter via Facebook for great dialogue, photos, and a running commentary about the Camino from like-minded pilgrims. 

Rev 03/07/18