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We envision the Camino de Sonoma becoming an enduring route for people from all over the world to come experience the power of walking with intention along a spiritually significant, culturally compelling and breathtakingly beautiful path. We are committed to stewarding a space that nurtures healing in our lives and in the land, so that divisions can be healed, connections can be made, and purpose can be revealed. We foresee the extraordinary natural beauty of this land and the exceptional hospitality of the people who call it home making the Camino de Sonoma a globally known and desired destination for pilgrimage.
This year, we celebrate over 15 million healing steps, and over 100 pilgrims completing all 6 stages. Our most expansive year yet, we are also celebrating:
  • Guide team recruitment and training: we have two new guides, increasing our capacity for more opportunities for guided walks
  • Expanded and improved guided walk experience
  • The kick-off of developing new resources for non-guided walks
  • Relational development with local tribes, ecological organizations, and hospitality providers: We are thrilled for our new partnership with the Alliance Redwoods who are now offering Stage 4-6 accomodation.
  • Expanded online platform, including walk reservations, group connectivity, and more
  • Organizational development including board development; expanding financial and administrative capacities
  • The beta testing of private group guided walks
  • special to note that we have created a ripple that is moving through the community as we continue to build in logistics
  • and... our first fundraising event.
We are so humbled by the steps that have been reached in 2023. We mean this literally and figuratively. This year, we hope to reach:
  • 50+ guided Camino days
  • Expand guide recruitment and training for 5 more guides
  • We are looking to have a camino shuttle
  • Hire a community administration liaison
  • Stage 1-3 accommodations: the development of safe and secure places of respite for pilgrims who are walking multiple stages
  • the launch of our 75x75, an opportunity to formally support the Camino de Sonoma
  • 20 million healing steps
  • expand the experience of the Camino for another 100 pilgrims to complete
Basic Walker Support
  • Supplies; abalone shells, content sheets, passports, stamps and stickers including the artists and local businesses that print them  
  • Safety gear; flags, vests and walkie talkies for the guided walks       
  • Group guides expenses
  • The Camino de Sonoma walking experience
suggested gift: $50-500
 
 
Organizational Development
  • Administrative stipends for those offering time to support building of the Camino de Sonoma 
  • Technological improvements, including digitizing trail experiences for those who cannot travel or who want to have access to curated content while walking solo.
  • Guide training and more walks: Currently, we have more folks interested than those we can guide. 
suggested gift: $500-1500
Relationship Building
We have consistent interaction with local tribal members, Sonoma county historians, ecological non-profits, local artists and landowners who make the richness of this experience possible.  Relationship building is key as are training and development to make this happen. When possible, we compensate them for their efforts in collaborating with us to create a long-term generational path of prayer and healing. 
suggested gift: $1500-3000

We welcome you to contact us with any questions and to begin the journey.

2023 milestones
2024 investments
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