Northern California Chapter Events

American Pilgims on the CaminoAs a chapter coordinator for American Pilgrims on the Camino, I help plan and organize events. Below is a list of official Northern California chapter events for 2020. This list is also on our Facebook Group Announcements section will be updated throughout the year, so check back for additions! Finalized events can be found on the American Pilgrims on the Camino Calendar

Northern California Chapter - American Pilgrims on the Camino logoAdditionally, my monthly Camino and Hiking Events roundup is a curated list of Camino fun in the SF Bay Area that includes events by Silicon Valley and Sacramento chapters, plus other events that pilgrims might enjoy. If you’d like to receive these monthly posts, subscribe by filling out the form below.

The events below are postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. When we’re clear to hold events again, we’ll update this information. See:

Ongoing Monthly Event:

The Lake Merritt Walks in Oakland take place on the first Saturday of every month,  rain or shine! Meet at 10:30 am at the Pergola. See details in my Events post.

Northern California Chapter Events:

  • Mar 19: Pilgrim Talk: Le Puy Route with Andy Cohn (Berkeley) CANCELLED
  • Mar 21: Blessing & Shell Ceremony Potluck (Oakland) CANCELLED
  • Mar 28: Mt. Tam Hike (Marin County) CANCELLED
  • Apr 2: Pilgrim Talk: The Pilgrim House (Berkeley) CANCELLED
  • Apr 16: Camino 101: The Basics (Berkeley REI)
  • Apr 25: Berkeley Campus Walk
  • May 23: San Francisco Crosstown Trail Hike
  • May 28: Camino 101: The Major Routes (Berkeley REI)
  • Jun 18: Camino 101: Packing & Gear (Berkeley REI)
  • Jun 20: Presidio to Ocean Beach Walk (SF)
  • Jun 27: Pilgrimage to Camino Brewing Co. (San Jose)
  • Jul 11: Meet & Greet w/ Silicon Valley Chapter (Oakland)
  • Jul 16: Camino 101: Technology on the Camino (Berkeley REI)
  • Jul 18 or 25: St. James’ Day Walk (SF)
  • Jul 25: St. James’ Day Potluck (Oakland)
  • Aug 20: Camino 101: Less Traveled Routes (Berkeley REI)
  • Aug 22 or 29: Angel Island Hike
  • Sep 12: Hill 88 Hike (Marin County)
  • Sep 18-20: Half Moon Bay Walk (Pacifica to HMB)
  • Oct 4: Tiburon Sunset Cruise
  • Nov 14 or 21: Welcome Home Potluck (Oakland)
  • Nov 29: San Francisco to Sausalito Hike
  • Dec 6: Holiday Lights Walk (Oakland)

Past Events:

  • Jan 4: Pilgrim Talk: Wellness on the Way (Oakland)
  • Jan 11: Lands End Hike (SF)


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