2024 Hospitalero Training Application - January 30-February 1, 2024 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

01/30/2024 04:00 PM - 02/01/2024 04:00 PM PT


  • $295.00


Rancho Palos Verdes, CA


Hospitalero Training - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Cost: 295. Schedule: 4:00 PM on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, to 4:00 PM on Thursday, February 1, 2024.
Registration fee includes lodging for two nights and six meals plus training materials. Linens are provided; toiletries (shampoo, etc.) are not. Participants must stay onsite.


Announcing American Pilgrims'

Next Hospitalero Training Session:

Tuesday, January 30 - Thursday, February 1, 2024

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center

5300 Crest Road

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

We are excited to announce our first 2024 hospitalero training session will be held from Tuesday, January 30, 2024, to Thursday, February 1, 2024, at the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. The venue is approximately one hour from Los Angeles (LAX), 45 minutes from Long Beach (LGB), and 70 minutes from Orange County (SNA) airports.

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

Training Schedule
Check-in: 4:00 PM on Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Training complete: 4:00 PM on Thursday, February 1, 2024

Participation is limited to 20. A minimum of 15 participants is required to hold the training session. 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 100 km or biked at least 200 km of the Camino;  
  • Have stayed in at least 1 non-private (parochial, municipal or association-run) albergue;
  • Be a member of American Pilgrims on the Camino; and
  • Be at least 21 years old by the training date.

Not sure if you've stayed in a qualifying albergue? Follow this link to the list of Spanish Federation Albergues or follow this link to verify your stay on the Eroski.com list of hostels on Camino routes.

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 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, email hospitalerotraining@americanpilgrims.org or visit americanpilgrims.org/hospitalero-training

Follow this link to visit the Mary & Joseph Retreat Center website

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

Follow this link to continue to Hospitalero Training Registration

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