Ann Loar Brooks, a Lewes resident who has hiked the Frances route of the Camino de Santiago three times, the Camino Primitivo once and is planning to walk the Way of St. Francis in Italy this fall, will host an informational meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon March 16 at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., for anyone in the DelMarVa area interested in learning more about the Camino de Santiago.

“I’m interested in starting a chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino in our area, to provide support to past, present and future pilgrims through hikes, meals and social events and information sharing,” said Brooks.

The Camino routes, a number of well-worn pilgrimage paths that people have walked since the Middle Ages, start in a variety of European locations and lead to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain. American Pilgrims on the Camino is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to foster the enduring tradition of the Camino by supporting its infrastructure, by gathering pilgrims together, and by providing information and encouragement to past and future pilgrims.

Those interesting in attending should RSVP to and note the number of people they will be bringing to the event.