“However skeptical [sic] one may be about the basis of the pilgrimage and the legends surrounding it, one cannot help being affected by it. Maybe it’s the simplicity of the life and the closeness to nature that makes one conscious of deeper realities and I hope, as a result, I have learned to be a better person, or at least I will try to be.”
– an English pilgrim, 1998

Camino de Santiago

American Pilgrims on the Camino

Provides a host of information for anyone who might consider walking the Camino, either parts of it or any of the entire routes.

Ventura County Chapter of the American Pilgrims on the Camino

Since I live in this area and am also a coordinator for this Chapter, we can be of direct help to anyone considering to walk the Camino. We offer monthly walks that can offer prospective pilgrims the help they need to ease their first Camino experience. 

Southern California Chapter of the American Pilgrims on the Camino

This is a closed Facebook page that provides more about what our Ventura Chapter—as well as the Chapters of LA County, Orange County, and the Inland Empire—are currently doing and the opportunity to join the Camino conversation. To join this page, simply enter a request.

Confraternity of Saint James (CSJ)

One of the richest sources of information and additional links is the Confraternity of Saint James (CSJ), a British organization — which has many other links that might be of interest for pilgrims / walkers.

California Missions Trail

California Mission Walkers

This Facebook page is a closed group that is easily join-able. It provides a wonderful resource for those planning to walk the Camino, that will help introduce the California Mission Walk to the general public, and provide information to those planning their walks.