2024 Hospitalero Training Application - September 13-15, 2024 Hiawatha, Iowa

09/13/2024 04:00 PM - 09/15/2024 04:00 PM PT


Hospitalero/a Training


  • $295.00


Hiawatha, IA


Hospitalero Training - Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Hiawatha, IA Sept. 13-15, 2024
Cost: $295. 4:00 PM on Friday to 4:00 PM on Sunday.
Registration includes lodging for two nights and six meals plus training materials. Participants must stay onsite.


Announcing American Pilgrims'

Final 2024 Hospitalero Training Session

September 13-15, 2024


Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center

120 E. Boyson Road

Hiawatha, IA 52233


Our final hospitalero training session of 2024 will be held September 13-15, 2024, at Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirtuality Center in Hiawatha, IA. The venue is near Cedar Rapids, IA, and is approximately 2hours east of Des Moines (DSM) airport.


Registration costs $295.00 and includes two nights' lodging, six meals (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch), and all training materials. All linens are provided; bring your own toiletries.

Training Schedule
Check-in: 4:00 PM on September 13, 2024
Training complete: 4:00 PM on September 15, 2024

Participation is limited to 20. Don't delay, register today!

Do you want to learn what it takes to become a hospitalero supporting other pilgrims on the road to Santiago?

This training is offered for members who plan to volunteer in pilgrim hostels (albergues) on the Camino. 

To attend you must:

  • Have walked at least any 100 km or biked at least any 200 km of the Camino;  
  • Have spent the night in an albergue on the Camino that provides a traditional welcome as described in the registration form, not a tour group or hotel-based experience;
  • Be a member of American Pilgrims on the Camino; and
  • Be at least 21 years old by the training date.

Fee Waiver Application: American Pilgrims strives to make participation in our Hospitalero Trainings financially accessible to all who wish to participate. As a way to keep fees as low as possible, American Pilgrims covers the costs of the training sessions beyond the amount of registration fees collected. One registration fee waiver per session is available to a member who might not otherwise afford the training. Preference for the fee waiver will be given to students and to those willing to serve in one of the Spanish Federation donativo albergues. Transportation to the training location is the responsibility of the attendee.

Follow this link to apply for the hospitalero training fee waiver.


If you have questions, visit americanpilgrims.org/hospitalero-training or email hospitalerotraining@americanpilgrims.org.

Follow this link to visit the Prairiewoods website.

Reminder: You must attend the entire training session to be certified. Make your travel plans accordingly.

Registration closes on August 13, 2024. Don't delay!

Follow this link to continue to Hospitalero Training Registration

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