National Gatherings

American Pilgrims on the Camino hosts an annual Gathering of Pilgrims. The Gathering is an opportunity to share experiences, to support one another and to learn more about the Camino and pilgrimage experience.


The 2020 Gathering of Pilgrims
Honoring the Past… Welcoming the Future

The 23rd Annual Gathering of Pilgrims

Thursday, March 12 - Sunday, March 15, 2020
Zephyr Point Conference Center
Zephyr Cove (Lake Tahoe), Nevada


The Gathering will run from late afternoon Thursday through noon on Sunday. As usual, the Gathering will be preceded by an hospitalero training, Tuesday, March 10th through Thursday, March 12th. Information about he 2020 Gathering will be available mid-winter. There are always other training opportunities throughout the year. See the Hospitaleros page for the offerings.


Current conditions in Zephyr Cove (Lake Tahoe), Nevada
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Average maximum and minimum temperatures for Lake Tahoe in March are about 45°F and 20°F.
In addition, Lake Tahoe receives about 35" of snow in March.


You can always contact the Gatherings coordinators for general information about American Pilgrims annual Gatherings.

In April 2019, American Pilgrims on the Camino celebrated its 22nd Annual Gathering of Pilgrims at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina. The Gathering's theme was "Cultivating Camino Connections".


Hospitalero training by American Pilgrims is always conducted in conjunction with the annual Gathering but in addition we offer other sessions throughout the year. Check the Hospitaleros page for further information.

Consider giving back to the Camino!. Those who have gone on from walking the Camino to serving as hospitaleros say that this experience often is even more rewarding than the Camino itself. For some insight into the sense of fulfillment, there is an interesting YouTube video about service that has snippets of interviews with the late Don José María of San Juan de Ortega, Don Jesús Jato of the albergue Ave Fenix and the Confraternity's Marion Marples.

For more information, see our Hospitaleros page.

In addition to the training offered by American Pilgrims, weekend courses are offered in Canada several times each year. Our Canadian friends or anyone who cannot make it to training offered by American Pilgrims might consider this alternative. See the Canadian Hospitaleros blog for information.

Rev 04/04/19