Hi Fellow Pilgrim,
We are happy to announce that James and Angela Gehrke we will be assuming the custodianship of Camino for Good!
We are so grateful for the tremendous work the founders of this organization did to create a wonderful virtual Camino experience, and for providing so much needed support to pilgrim shelters on the Camino during the pandemic.
Thanks also for all of you who have walked virtually, shared your experiences on our Facebook community, participated in our special events and have enjoyed the community. Thanks to each one of you!
As we move forward, we hope to leverage your experience, the dedication of our founders, and our own pilgrimage experiences to continue our pilgrimage journeys together. In the coming weeks we look forward to offering new learning experiences, new Camino routes, and more conversations with pilgrimage and Camino thought leaders and writers, all while continuing to support pilgrims and the Camino through our donations.
In the meantime, we continue to offer the same Camino experience through our app. Nothing will change.
Experience the Camino Virtually
Help Others Fulfill their Camino Dreams
- Experience the Camino with the Virtual Camino App
- Travel virtually along one of the many ancient Camino Pilgrim routes
- Run, walk or hike in your local area
- Support Others to have an authentic Camino experience
Want to help?
We will continue supporting pilgrims through donations to walkers recovering from trauma, PTSD or other life challenges who may not have been able to walk the Camino otherwise. We will also work to bring learning journeys to each of you, our community of virtual pilgrims.
Sign up for the Camino for Good app, make a donation or help spread the word on social media.
It’s Your Camino – Choose Your Route
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The Camino Francés, or French Way of St. James, is the most popular of the Camino de Santiago routes. Starting in the French village St. Jean Pied de Port, you will travel over the Pyrenees, across Northern Spain and eventually arrive at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the reputed burial place of Apostle St. James.
Camino del Norte
Camino del Norte or Northern Way is one of the oldest ways pilgrims walked to Santiago de Compostela. It winds it way along the northern coast of Spain for almost 500 kilometers, passing through the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias, and Galicia. Get ready for an amazingly beautiful adventure!
Extend your Camino journey beyond Santiago to Finisterre, a small Spanish coastal town that was once believed to be the “end of the world”. This route will lead you west to Finisterre, north along the Atlantic coastline to Muxia, and finally back to Santiago to complete this loop to the End of the World and Back.
Meet James and Angela
James has walked or rode the Camino de Santiago five times! After a long career in leadership development, James went back to school where he is pursuing his Doctor of Ministry in Pilgrimage and Spirituality. Magnifying the potential of individual and organizations has been his life’s mission & passion. Now he hopes to share the wonder of pilgrimage and the spirit of the Camino de Santiago with others through his work with Camino for Good. As your pilgrimage “guide” his goal is to magnify the potential of everyone we reach, especially those overcoming trauma, PTSD or other life changes and challenges.
James has an undergraduate degree in Organizational Communications and Spanish Language and Culture. His Masters is in Management and Leadership, and he is currently a doctoral student of Pilgrimage and Spirituality Ministry. He has extensive international experience working for some of the world’s leading organizations, as well has having lived and worked for over nine years in Spain and Puerto Rico. He loves history, nature, Spanish language and culture, religion/spirituality, and of course, long, reflective pilgrimages of enlightenment!
Angela’s first pilgrimage experience was on her honeymoon where James and Angela rode the Camino Frances. Since then, they have returned on the Camino Portuguese, as well as pilgrimages on the “Mormon Trail” and the Holy Land.
As a licensed counselor, Angela is passionate about helping and supporting individuals on their journey of self-awareness and personal growth and development.
Angela embraces the saying, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Life can be hard and unfair, and she believes we are all doing the best we’ve learned how. As a therapist, her goal is to sensitively listen and help clients identify their strengths and resources, and also identify the obstacles holding them back from further growth. There are many factors that influence the way we think, feel and behave. Angela uses a compassionate, hopeful approach to help individuals process their experiences and develop adaptive ways to cope and thrive.
Angela has an undergraduate degree in Family Science and Human Development. She holds a Master of Social Work degree and is a Certified Social Worker providing therapy to individuals, couples, teens, and families. Angela has lived 10 years in Europe including England, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. She loves working on the farm in Payson, Utah, sheep, goats, and chickens, walking the dogs, cycling and pickleball.