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, October 25, 2018, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Did you know that there are over 15 well-established walking routes in Spain all leading to Santiago? If you are curious or want to know more about the historic Camino walking trails in Spain and what to expect when you get there, this is the gathering for you. Join the Anchorage Chapter and presenter, Chapter Coordinator Diane Moxness. For further information contact the chapter at [email protected]. Registering with REI will guarantee you a seat! Location: REI Community Room, 1200 E. Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503

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ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Tapas and Gear Gathering
Thursday, November 29, 2018, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Join the Anchorage Chapter of Americans on the Camino to talk about equipment and to enjoy tapas. Find out from folks who have walked across Spain - their secrets on light-weight gear and preferred packing lists. Former Camino peregrinos are invited to come and share your thoughts with future walkers. This will be great information for anyone contemplating any long-distance hike. Bring a dish to share of Spanish-inspired "finger food" that will fuel and inspire our future adventures.

REI Anchorage 1200 E. Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503Space is limited - Please register with REI to reserve your seat!

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ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Camino 101 Introduction
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Join the Anchorage Chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino for a presentation full of helpful information on walking the Camino de Santiago. If you are curious and want to know more about the historic Camino walking trails in Spain, this is the gathering for you. See you on Thursday, January 31st at 6:00 PM in the new REI conference room (1200 E. Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503).

The program is free, but space is limited - Please register with REI to reserve your seat!

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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 10/10/18