Anchorage, Alaska Chapter

The Anchorage chapter of American Pilgrims covers greater Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula. The purpose of local chapters is to keep members connected to the Camino and to introduce new people to the phenomenon. We plan to accomplish this in a number of ways, such as social events, walks, mentoring future pilgrims and serving as a local host for hospitalero training through American Pilgrims.

  • To offer opportunities for local pilgrims to gather and hold events related to the Camino.
  • To mentor future pilgrims, promote the pilgrimage and American Pilgrims through social gatherings.
  • To serve as a local host for hospitalero training in the Anchorage region.

The chapter will be scheduling walks, talks, potlucks and much more! These will be listed here but you may also want to check the Local Events page for non-chapter events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators PJ Bell and Peggy Cobey at for more information. 

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Scheduled Events

Holiday Potluck & Equipment Round Robin
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM NOTE DATE AND LOCATION CHANGE

St Patrick's Parish Hall
2111 Muldoon Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99507

What are the equipment needs for a Camino trek? Come hear from former walkers and decide what is best for you. Maybe Santa can place some of these items under your tree and you can start preparing for your Camino. For further information or to RSVP, contact the chapter at or Anchorage@americanpilgrims.orgBring a dish to share.

Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?

The Anchorage Chapter Camino Mentor Program can pair individuals who have questions about their upcoming Camino with a nearby veteran who can answer questions. Contact for details. Experienced Camino walkers and cyclists who would like to serve as mentors should contact us so that you can be added to our resource list. Potential mentors should provide us with your name, ZIP-code and a brief rundown of your experience including walking or cycling, which route and when. Also you can visit American Pilgrims on the Camino on Facebook for great dialogue, photos and a running commentary about the Camino from like-minded pilgrims. For local Facebook contact, check out the chapter's page.

For information about the chapter and its activities or about membership in American Pilgrlims, contact us at

Rev 12/11/17