© 2019 Camino Institute, LLC

P.O. Box 512

East Amherst, NY 14051


The Camino Institute provides a unique experience of personal growth coupled with meaningful service. We invite individuals, families, and organizations to travel with purpose, disconnect to reconnect, focus on what matters, and be of service to the poor and marginalized. 

Camino is not religiously affiliated, but was founded by two veteran lay Catholic school educators with nearly forty cumulative years of experience working in Jesuit schools. Our methods couple proven teaching and learning principles with Ignatian Spirituality, a centuries-old tradition inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. This spirituality invites us to be "contemplatives in action," coming to know ourselves better as we respond to the signs of the times.

Engaging the world through service and shared reflection invites us to grow in self knowledge while discerning our most authentic desires. At the same time, we can strengthen relationships with family, friends, and strangers alike. 


The Camino Institute's eight-day, seven-night International Seminar in the mountains of the Dominican Republic can be tailored to meet the goals of your family, friends, team, company, or almost any type of organization. Whether you're looking for a family reunion with purpose or a new angle on a corporate retreat, Camino will provide an unforgettable experience.


Planned future programs will include Spanish language immersions, domestic seminars, weekend retreats, and gap service-learning experiences for recent high school or college graduates.