Summer home repair mission trips for 6th through 9th graders focused on service, cultural immersion, and spirituality.
Types of Projects
ASP projects cover a wide range of construction skill sets, so we can find something your group leaders feel confident in executing, while providing a great learning environment for your youth.
- Drywall – Drywall projects can be ceiling repair, wall repair, or part of a room addition.
- Siding – Repairing existing siding or installing new siding weatherizes a home from the elements, making it more efficient and reducing utility costs for homeowners.
- Floors and Foundations – Ensuring floors are sturdy makes homes safer, giving families the ability to make better use of their space.
- Porches and Ramps – Building and restoring porches and ramps make homes accessible for residents for both daily and emergency use.
- Community Service – ASP will connect groups with other local organizations to complete service projects throughout the community
Each summer, ASP serves 20-30 communities across Central Appalachia. Each summer, our Junior High and Middle School (JAM) Trips are hosted in one of these facilities, to be announced each spring. ASP typically leases schools, churches, or community centers to serve as summer centers.
Summer 2020: Our JAM Trips will be hosted in our ASP owned, Jonesville, Virginia facility.
The Jonesville center is an ASP owned facility and is fully equipped with bunk beds, warm showers, multiple gathering spaces, a dining hall, and a permanent warehouse.Learn more about our Jonesville facility here
- Minimum group size is one work crew (5-7 individuals)
- All youth volunteers must have completed 6th through completed 9th grade
- Each work crew needs at least 2 adults 19+
- All adults must have a completed background check
- Groups must provide their own transportation. Each work crew needs their own vehicle.
- ASP believes that each person is a child of God, imbued with dignity and worth. All are welcome to respectfully and peacefully participate with ASP, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.
Mission Trip Dates
ASP Summer Program offers volunteer opportunities from the beginning of June through the beginning of August. Groups arrive Sunday afternoon and depart Saturday morning.
- Week 1 – June 13-19, 2021
- Week 2 – June 20-26, 2021
- Week 3 – June 27-July 3, 2021
- Week 4 – June 4-10, 2021 – Discounted rate of $325/person
- Week 5 – June 11-17, 2021
- Week 6 – July 18-24, 2021
- Week 7 – July 25-31, 2021
- Week 8 – August 1-7, 2021
Mission fees include:
- Hot breakfast & dinner
- Supplies to pack lunches for worksites
- Building materials
- Staff oversight and guidance
- Regional education
- Faith based programming
- Life-transforming experience!
Warmer. Safer. Drier.®
Who is ASP?
Warmer. Safer. Drier.®
ASP volunteers provide high quality home repair for Appalachian families
ASP volunteers and families develop life-long relationships
Everyone who comes into contact with this ministry is transformed
“My favorite aspect of ASP is helping youth experience the power of serving others in building their faith while also helping the families of Appalachia.”Mark ShannonAdult Volunteer
“Continually amazed by how much this trip reminds me of what's important.”Colin BellYouth Volunteer
“I'm an advocate of helping others in need, and this offers a chance to let others know that they can make a difference in someone's life.”Linda KlecknerASP Ambassador
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Combined Jr/Sr High Trips
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