Junior High & Middle School Mission Trips

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

Trip Locations

Each summer, ASP serves 20-30 communities across Central Appalachia. 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.

See a typical ASP facility here

Participant Requirements

  • 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

Fall, winter, and spring trips are available through our Year-Round Program.

Participant Cost

$350/volunteer/week

Mission fees include:

  • Lodging
  • 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.®

Relationship Ministry

Transformation

Who is ASP?

Warmer. Safer. Drier.®

ASP volunteers provide high quality home repair for Appalachian families

Relationship Ministry

ASP volunteers and families develop life-long relationships

Transformation

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

Trip Coordinators

Thinking about leading a group? Find out what it takes to plan and execute a trip with ASP and see all the resources available to help!

Combined Jr/Sr High Trips

Plan one unified trip with all of your youth with ASP's Combined Trips

Year-Round Mission Trips

Serve with ASP September through April

Trip Coordinators

Thinking about leading a group? Find out what it takes to plan and execute a trip with ASP and see all the resources available to help!

Learn More

Combined Jr/Sr High Trips

Plan one unified trip with all of your youth with ASP's Combined Trips

Learn More

Year-Round Mission Trips

Serve with ASP September through April

Learn More