ASP is excited to continue to serve Dickenson County!
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Meet the Summer Staff
Left to Right: Ben Connor (Center Director), Haley Murray (Finance Coordinator), Annicka Esquivel (Operations Coordinator), Tatum Landers (Volunteer Coordinator)
Sleeping Quarters: Classrooms throughout the school will serve as sleeping space. You will need to bring an air mattress/cot and sleeping bag. Most classrooms are air conditioned or have central air but it is suggested to bring box fans to help with air flow.
Cafeteria/Kitchens: The school cafeteria is located on the second floor of the school.
Showers: There are bathrooms attached to each classroom as well as in the hallways of the school. There is a shower trailer that will be outside of the gym building.
Recreation Space: There is a playground directly in front of the school and large field space across the street. The gym can be used as recreation space as well.
Closest Medical Facility: Dickenson Community Hospital (24 min drive), 312 Hospital Dr, Clintwood, VA 24228
About the Community
Terrain: Mountainous, home to The Breaks Interstate Park
County Seat: Clintwood, VA
Major Employers: Healthcare and Social Assistance, Educational Services and Retail Trade
Per Capita Income: $25,485
Percent Living Below Poverty Line: 23%
Interesting Facts: (1) Dickenson County was formed in 1880 from parts of Buchanan, Russell and Wise Counties, making it the youngest county in Virginia and often referred to as “Virginia’s Baby”. (2) Dickenson County was the birthplace and home to notable Bluegrass musician Ralph Stanley who had success as an individual but also with The Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys. His music is featured in the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou.”