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 coordinator Peggy Cobey and Diane Moxness at [email protected] for more information.


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Scheduled Events

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Camino 101 Introduction
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Did you know there are 11 well established walking routes in Spain all leading to Santiago? Anchorage Chapter: American Pilgrims on the Camino (APOC) Chapter members have prepared a short presentation to provide helpful information and answer your questions on how to get started. If you are curious or want to know more about Camino de Santiago this is the gathering for you. Please pre-register with REI Anchorage (500 E. Northern Lights Blvd).

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Walking the Shikoku Trail in Japan
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Join the Anchorage Chapter at REI Anchorage (500 E. Northern Lights Blvd) for an evening with Jeanne and Mark Larsen to learn about their 500-kilometer walk along the Shikoku trail in Japan. This ancient pilgrimage trail links 88 Buddhist temples along its 1,200-kilometer route on the Shikoku Island in Japan.

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Camino 101 Introduction
Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Did you know there are 11 well established walking routes in Spain all leading to Santiago? Anchorage Chapter: American Pilgrims on the Camino (APOC) Chapter members have prepared a short presentation to provide helpful information and answer your questions on how to get started. If you are curious or want to know more about Camino de Santiago this is the gathering for you. Please pre-register with REI Anchorage (500 E. Northern Lights Blvd).


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 [email protected] 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 Pilgrims, contact us at [email protected].

Rev 03/25/18