Appalachian Service Project (ASP) Camp
Week 1 (June 14-19) and Week 6 (July 19-24)
VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE GRADUATED FROM 8th GRADE
Holston is very excited to partner with Appalachia Service Project (ASP) to promote their mission while providing accommodations for volunteers at our camp. Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair and replacement in Central Appalachia. (www.asphome.org)
ASP provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation — bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families. No prior experience is required!
Each ASP Camp week, Holston will host a total group of 14 youth and adults. Campers will be divided into work crews (5 youth and 2 adults or all adults) and will be assigned to a separate project. Volunteers will be based out of Holston’s rustic campsites and will provide transportation to ASP work sites during the day while Holston will provide meals and ministry throughout the week.
Since 1969, ASP has made homes warmer, safer, and drier for families and provided transformational service experiences for volunteers. Last year, 16,231 volunteers served with ASP, providing critical repairs for 493 families and constructing over 60 new homes.
ASP GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
*We believe that each person is a child of God imbued with dignity and worth.
*We accept people right where they are and just the way they are.
*We believe that all people should be able to live in affordable, safe, and sanitary housing.
*We are committed to witness through the good quality of our work and careful stewardship of our resources.
*We believe God calls people to serve others as volunteer partners in ministry and we will encourage their growth in faith as they answer this call.
*Where ASP is involved in local communities we will encourage, affirm, and support the fair and just treatment of people.
*We believe in ministering in the spirit of love, acceptance, and hopefulness.