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.


Scheduled Events

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!

Walking the Camino Primitivo
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Discover one of the lesser-traveled Camino routes to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. Join the Anchorage Chapter for a presentation on the Camino primitivo. Jerry Stroebele will share his photos and experiences of the first major pilgrimage route to Santiago. This beautiful Camino starts at the stunning cathedral in Oviedo on the northern coast, continues through the mountains of Asturias, medieval villages, rugged countryside and through the Roman walls of Lugo. Lots of time of Q&A.

Note that REI Anchorage will be in a new location in January!
600 East Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK

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

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 12/03/18