ASP last served in Dickenson County in 2012 and we are excited to be back!
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Meet the Summer Staff
Left to Right: Emma Christensen (Center Director), Jacob Mohn (Finance Coordinator), Parker Jeffrey (Operations Coordinator), Kristin Clark (Volunteer Coordinator)
Sleeping Quarters: There will be a combination of classroom and gym sleeping space.
Cafeteria/Kitchens: The school cafeteria is located on the second floor of the school.
Showers: There is a shower trailer that will be behind the school.
Recreation Space: There is a playground directly in front of the school and large field space across the street. There will be some inside gym space in areas that are not utilized as sleeping areas and the cafeteria.
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”