Starting 1 October 2018 Veterans on the Camino (VOC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, will be accepting applications for participation in the Spring 2019 Camino.
In the beginning of April 2019, the selected Veterans will link up and depart from Saint Jean Pied du Port, France to walk the 550-mile Camino de Santiago all the way to the western most point of Spain in Finisterre. This journey will take approximately 35 days to walk, factor in travel days and you can expect to return around 15 May.
If selected to participate, VOC will provide your backpack and boots, all travel to and from your home, and a $30.00 USD daily perdiem to cover food and lodging along “The Way.”
To qualify you must:
– Be a military Veteran from any coalition nation
– Completely and legibly fill out the application form for consideration by the selection committee
– Have a valid passport or applicable Identification card to permit travel to the EU
– Understand that this is not a vacation, walking 550 miles is not an easy endeavor
– Have 40 days available to participate
– Be able to converse in basic English
If you meet this criterion and would like to apply, email VOC using the “Contact” tab on this website. An application form will be emailed to you.
Applications will be accepted via mail or email until 2400 EST, 15 December 2018.
An independent selection committee will evaluate all applications and advise the VOC board of directors which applicants they recommend for participation.
Selected participants will be notified by 7 January 2019.

3 thoughts on “Spring 2019 Camino is open for applications

  1. Will it be 7/7, 6/7, or more like 9/10 …? ie a day off occasionally?
    Do you continue with other walkers of similar aptitude, or will everyone do a daily trek, to meet up at a finish or rdv point at nights?

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    • Gary, there is no plan. The only mission that VOC has is to remove obstacles to allow Veterans to walk the Camino. Its your Camino. Walk as much or as little as you want. All that is asked is a daily update so the facilitator knows where you are at.


      • This is great!! Just found your page. My husband and I are both retired US ARMY Vets, we will be walking the Camino Frances on 4 SEP 19! Would love to meet any other vets on pilmigrage. Thx 🙂 🇺🇸


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