Camino de Bishop Gallegos Trek

The Camino de Bishop Gallegos is the Sacramento Catholic Diocese high adventure Catholic leadership trek for older Catholic Scouts BSA, Venture Crew, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls members. This adventure brings Catholic high school youth from around the diocese together with selected priests, religious or seminarians for five days of wilderness backpacking.

The 2023 Camino de Bishop Gallegos will be scheduled for July, beginning at Camp Pendola, where the participants meet, get to know one another, prepare, have fun and pray. Then it's off to the Pacific Crest Trail where they will hike the Sierra Nevada Mountains. While hiking, participants will be encouraged to reflect on God’s unique calling for them in the example of our own Venerable Bishop Gallegos and his episcopal motto to “Love one another”. Before returning home, they will be challenged to continue discerning God’s plan for them through active Troop and parish service.

Crew size is limited to 10 participants, so register early! Participants must have the physical health and stamina to backpack in the mountain at elevation. NO exceptions can be made to these expectations and requirements.

The fee of $675 per participant will cover:

  • All Camp Pendola and trek fees for housing, camp meals, and trail food; and transportation to and from the starting and ending trail heads

Not Included in Fee

  • Transportation to and from Camp Pendola, personal gear, normal personal expenses