ASP has served Wise County on and off for many years. We have been in this center for a few years, and we have very close ties to this community.
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Meet the Summer Staff
Left to Right: Manon Berger (Center Director), Spencer Lance (Finance Coordinator), Hannah Clarke (Operations Coordinator), Elly Carlson (Volunteer Coordinator)
Sleeping Quarters: This is not an air conditioned facility. Volunteers will be sleeping in classrooms and the gymnasium, with access to restrooms and showers in the two locker rooms. ASP recommends volunteers bring fans with them to help keep the space cool; although being set in the mountains will help cool the space at night. Volunteers need to bring twin sized air mattresses or camping cots.
Cafeteria/Kitchens: The cafeteria is in the building next door to the gymnasium. It can also be used as recreation space before/after meals!
Showers: Permanent shower dividers have been constructed in the locker room shower areas and will be new this summer! There are at least 6-7 showers in each space and both have hot water.
Recreation Space: There is recreation space in the gymnasium half that is not taken up by sleeping space. Most recreational activity will take place outside on the large football field or inside the cafeteria.
Closest Medical Facility: Lonesome Pine Hospital is 12 minutes away from the center, 1990 Holton Ave E, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
About the Community
Terrain: Mountainous, rolling hills
County Seat: Wise, VA
Major Employers: Manual labor/independent contract work, Manufacturing, Food Service
Per Capita Income: $20,896
Percent Living Below Poverty Line: 21%
Interesting Facts: Norton, in Wise County, is home of the Best Friend festival each June, where you celebrate friendship for one week!