Western North Carolina (Asheville) Chapter

The Western North Carolina chapter of American Pilgrims is centered on Asheville, North Carolina. 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 Atlanta area.

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 other events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators Mark Cobb, Peggy Beaman and Don Walton at WesternNorthCarolina@americanpilgrims.org for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list.

Take note of the recurring events below, but contact the Chapter through WesternNorthCarolina@americanpilgrims.org to see what else we're doing.

Walking through history on the Camino del Norte
Monday, October 2, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Asheville REI Store
31 Schenck Parkway 
Asheville, NC 28803

Join the Western North Carolina Chapter for a Camino talk October 2, 2017. Danny Bernstein will present the history and culture along the Camino del Norte. From the stone towers on Mt. Jaizkibel the first day to the emigrant statue in Finisterre (the end of the world), pilgrims walk through history and culture along the Camino del Norte. Danny, who walked the Camino this past spring, was also fascinated by the changing cultures and foods of the four provinces traversed.

For further information, contact Peggy Beaman through WesternNorthCarolina@americanpilgrims.org.

Ongoing Events

Weekly Tertulia
Pilgrims Anonymous meets weekly, Tuesdays at 9:00 AM at Green Sage Café, 70 Westgate Parkway, Asheville (next to Earth Fare)All are cordially welcome to join our camino-talk tertulia. Contact WesternNorthCarolina@americanpilgrims.org for further information.

Monthly urban walk
The Chapter conducts monthly urban walks through Asheville. The dates are:
Saturday,  September 16th
Sunday, October 8th
Sunday, November 12th
Sunday, December 10th
Contact the Chapter through WesternNorthCarolina@americanpilgrims.org for specifics of meeting time and location and route.

Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?
The Western North Carolina Chapter Camino Mentor Program can pair individuals who have questions about their upcoming Camino with a nearby veteran who can answer questions. Contact WesternNorthCarolina@americanpilgrims.org 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. 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.
Rev 08/14/17