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Western North Carolina 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 venue 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 venue for hospitalero training in Western North Carolina.                                  

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

None at the moment.


EVENTS:

Scheduled Events

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Questions and Answers about the Camino de Santiago
Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:00 pm

Asheville REI
31 Schenck Parkway
Asheville, NC 28803
828-687-0918

New and prospective pilgrims have a high level of curiosity about the camino, and those with experience love to talk about it, so bring your questions and we’ll have a group of serial pilgrims to give their answers and opinions

Free but when the event appears on the store calendar a reservation is strongly recommended to guarantee a seat. Questions can be directed to WesternNorthCarolina@americanpilgrims.org.


ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
One Woman’s Walk.  Every Man’s Journey: Answering the Call of the Camino
Monday, June 1, 2015, 7:00 pm

Kathy Ramirez shares the lessons and thoughts of her Camino. This topic will range from speaking on the process of the “pre-camino,” knowing when it is the right time to go and if the Camino is for you (especially for women), and will travel through the time on the trail as there are many different reasons for someone to take the life of a pilgrim, but in the end we are all searching for one thing, Home.

Asheville REI
31 Schenck Parkway
Asheville, NC 28803
828-687-0918

Free but when the event appears on the store calendar a reservation is strongly recommended to guarantee a seat. Questions can be directed to WesternNorthCarolina@americanpilgrims.org.


Ongoing Events

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Weekly Tertulia
Pilgrims Anonymous meets weekly, Tuesdays at 9:00 am at the Atlanta Bread Company, 633 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville. All are cordially welcome to join our camino-talk tertulia. No need to RSVP but questions can be directed to WesternNorthCarolina@americanpilgrims.org.


Recent Events

• Tuesday, April 14, 2015: Camino Spanish
• Monday, April 6, 2015: Presentation "Gearing up for the Camino"
• Monday, March 2, 2015: The Camino: A Metaphor for Living Life Fully
• Tuesday, February 24, 2015: Carroll’s Adventures on the Voie de Piémont
• Monday, February 2, 2015: Joys of the pilgrim, lessons of the Camino
• Thursday, January 15, 2015: Pilgrims, prospective pilgrims and friends enjoyed a potluck supper


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 04/30/15

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