Kansas City Chapter

The Kansas City Chapter of American Pilgrims serves the metropolitan Kansas City area, including Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas. Broadly stated, the purpose of this local chapter 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, hikes, mentoring future pilgrims and serving as a local host for hospitalero training through American Pilgrims.

The chapter will be scheduling local hikes, talks, potlucks, a lending library of Camino related books, and more! These will be listed here but you may also want to check the Local Events page for other events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators Kim Callow and Dana Ballentine at KansasCity@americanpilgrims.org for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list. 


Scheduled Events
Contact the chapter through KansasCity@americanpilgrims.org to find out what we're doing!

Weston Bluffs Trail Monthly Walk
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join the Kansas City Chapter for our Monthly Hike!

When: Sat., June 9th, 2018, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.
Where: Weston Bluffs Trail, 15499 S. Bluff Road, Platte City, Missouri.
Length: Approx. 7 miles, out and back, generally flat, with gentle changes of elevation. Surface: Paved and fine gravel.

Directions: We will meet at the parking lot and trailhead near Beverly, MO (note Platte City address above). Once in Beverly, exit Highway 45 to the west onto Beverly Drive. Then turn north (right) onto North Bluff Road, crossing over Russell Hill Bridge. Continue until you see the parking lot on your right (approx. 0.3 mi).

The trail follows the western border of the Weston Bend Park and runs parallel to the Missouri River and Burlington Northern Railway. Along with occasional glimpses of the Missouri River, there are signs posted about Lewis and Clark's passage through the area to explore the upper Missouri.

The trail connects the town of Beverly on the south to the city of Weston to the north. From the trailhead in Beverly, it is 3.5 miles to downtown Weston. We will walk to Weston and eat at O'Malley's Pub, 540 Welt St., Weston, MO 64098, before walking back to Beverly.

Bring plenty of water. This is a rain or shine event.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Your KC-MO Chapter Coordinators, Kim Callow and Dana Ballentine

 St. James Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Join the Kansas City Chapter to honor the life and deeds of Saint James the Greater, the Patron Saint of Spain. We'll celebrate with tapas, wine and Camino conversation.

We'll meet from 7:00-9:00 PM at La Bodega Restaurant, 703 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108. Reservations are under Dana Ballentine/American Pilgrims on the Camino.

Please RSVP by July 17, 2018 so we can have an accurate headcount.

Hope to see you there!


Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?
If you are thinking of walking the Camino and are interested in learning more, we can pair you with an experienced pilgrim who can answer your questions on how to prepare and what to expect. Just email us at KansasCity@americanpilgrims.org and ask to be connected with a mentor. 

Also you can visit American Pilgrims on the Camino via Facebook for great dialogue, photos, and a running commentary about the Camino from like-minded pilgrims. 

Rev 06/02/18