Modified Pilgrimage

Modified Pilgrimage

Something for everybody

Families with children under 12 or seniors who prefer a minimum of walking can make a ‘modified’ pilgrimage.

More time is spent in camp in prayer, confessing, receiving spiritual counsel or sermons, singing, and enjoying the fellowship of other pilgrims.

Children also learn catechism and play with other young pilgrims. Adults can also pray the hours with the Brigade of St. Cecilia.

Modified pilgrimage participants are organized into their own distinct brigade and thus pray together at Holy Mass. They also walk with the rest of the column, typically at step-off in the mornings, and as the main column approaches camp in the evening.

Special transportation arrangements and help in bivouacs are organized by the Vice-Director for Modified Events with (limited) assistance from the Company of St. René Goupîl.

Special overnight accommodations for families & seniors

For those families ONLY who opt to bring an RV, camper or full-size van to transport the family between camps & to provide sleeping quarters, there are a couple options.

Day-0 Thursday – Pilgrims participating in the ‘modified events’ may park an RV, camper or family van for a fee (paid in advance or on arrival) at Lake George Battleground Park Campground. This Campground is also the Thursday afternoon check-in and Friday morning step-off location, in Lake George Village, NY.

NOTE WELL: The registration fee does not cover the cost to overnight at this campground — neither for pilgrim-families staying in RVs nor pilgrims pitching tents.

There are other RV campgrounds in area. See this page for info.

  • Day-0 Thursday (continued) — All pilgrims must check-in with organizers before 9:30p.m. near the public restrooms in Lake George Battleground Park Campground. Organizers strongly encourage pilgrims to camp at this campground, which is also the location of holy Mass, breakfast, and step-off early Friday morning.
     
    The registration fee does not cover Thursday night accommodations at the Battleground Campground or elsewhere in town. (See this website for local lodgings.) The registration fee covers Friday and Saturday nights’ campgrounds for pilgrims staying in tents only. RVs and vans must pay the private campgrounds to park and stay overnight Friday and Saturday.
  • Day-1 Friday — Pilgrims overnight at a private campground. [Exact location yet TO BE DETERMINED – April 2022. Look for announcements on the Pilgrimage blog.] Pilgrims bringing an RV or other vehicle must pay the campground manager upon arrival Friday, or in advance. Overnight stay for all other pilgrims, in tents, is covered by the registration fee.
  • Day-2 Saturday — Pilgrims overnight at Pop’s Lake Campground, owned by our friends of 25 years, The Steads — Bob, Anne, and Kat. Pilgrims bringing an RV or other vehicle pay at the gate house upon arrival Friday. Overnight stay for all other pilgrims, in tents, is covered by the registration fee.
  • Day-3 Sunday — See the blog for posts telling about special events Sunday. Look for posts on the same blog about hotels/motels along the pilgrimage route, Thursday to Sunday.

Please see the FAQs page for more about the modified Pilgrimage. Or contact the Vice-Director via e-mail.