What we're about

Have you walked the Camino de Santiago or are you interested in learning more about it? Then this is the group for you!

Come join us for hikes, gatherings, dinner parties, and other events where you can meet past and future pilgrims! Share your Camino experiences, get tips from those that have walked before, and help bring the magic of the Camino to Philadelphia!

This meetup group is hosted by the Philadelphia Chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino (APOC). APOC is a national non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the enduring tradition of the Camino by supporting its infrastructure, by gathering pilgrims together, and by providing information and encouragement to past and future pilgrims.

To join our email list, please send an email to philadelphia@americanpilgrims.org.

For more information about the Philadelphia Chapter, please visit: http://www.americanpilgrims.org/philadelphi ...

To learn more about American Pilgrims on the Camino (APOC), please visit: http://americanpilgrims.org

We hope you will join us for an event and we look forward to meeting you!

Buen Camino!

Upcoming events (5+)

Harmony Hill/Paradise Farms/East Brandywine Trail Hike - 8+ miles

This hike will cover the foot trail into Hog Hollow on Paradise Farm, and the Blue, Black, Orange, Yellow and Red Trails in The Harmony Hill Nature Area between Skelp Level Road and the East Branch of the Brandywine river. We will see ruins of a nineteenth-century farmhouse, a ruined mill, and a variety of other ruins along the way. There are several small stream crossings, so waterproof shoes or boots are recommended. Please dress for the weather! Light rain is a go, heavy rain will cancel. Depending on the speed of the group, we will finish around 1 PM, and we can have lunch at Victory Brewing, about a mile away from Harmony Hill. (Beer optional, of course.)

Weekday Walk - 5+miles on Forbidden Drive

Valley Green Inn Parking Lot

We'll be walking rain or shine. We will only be canceling if there is lightening. ( and with a morning hike is unlikely! Remember to bring appropriate walking gear and plenty of water. Sunscreen and bug spray are also advised.

Hike -- French Creek State Park Mill Trail -- 6 miles+

French Creek Mill Creek Trail Head

• What we'll do This is a backcountry type loop trail that does not cross another road, or have shortcuts back to the parking area. Total elevation changes of about 850 feet. It's a beautiful walk in deep woods and should be lovely as spring arrives. Depending on how people feel and the speed at which we are going, we may add a loop of the Buzzard's Trail that would bring the hike to about 7.5 miles. • What to bring Do bring water, snacks and appropriate clothing for the weather. • Important to know This trail is rocky and has several creek crossings that may or may not be flowing high. Poles and waterproof boots highly recommended.

Westminster Choir: Path of Miracles -- A musical portrayal of the Camino

A pilgrimage through composition, Path of Miracles takes listeners on a journey. Titles of four movements — Roncesvalles, Burgos, Leon and Santiago — are the four main posts along the Camino de Santiago, one of the most taxing pilgrimage routes in Roman Catholic tradition. Using selections from the medieval texts Codex Calixtinus, Miragres de Santiago and Roman Catholic liturgy, Path of Miracles incorporates musical styles ranging from the Taiwanese Bunun people to the pilgrims' hymn Dum Pater Familias and is sung in Greek, Latin, Spanish, Basque, French, English and German. This performance will immerse the audience in the work as the choir sings and processes around Trenton's historic Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. This concert is a preview of the choir’s performances of Path of Miracles at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, S.C. later this spring. Ticket Information Admission: $20 adults/$15 students and seniors Box Office:[masked] Tickets can be purchased online at: https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=1257137&presenter=WCCRU&venue=&event=

Past events (96)

Hike at Ridley Creek State Park -- 6 miles +

Hunting Hill Mansion

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