Appalachian Service Project (ASP) Camp
Week 1 (June 14-20) and Week 6 (July 19-25)
Volunteers must be 14 years old
Holston is very excited to partner with ASP to promote ASP missions while providing accommodations for volunteers at our camp. Volunteers will be based out of Holston’s Rustic campsites and transported to ASP sites to work during the day. Holston will provide meals and ministry throughout the week.
ASP volunteers assist disadvantaged homeowners in our area with necessary home improvements.
Holston will host a total group of 14 youth and adults. ASP is open to anyone who is at least 14 years old. (13-year-olds may also attend as long as they have completed the 8th grade.) Typical work crew sizes are 7 volunteers for youth groups (5 youth and 2 adults) or 5-7 volunteers for adult groups. Each work crew is then assigned to a separate project. 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.
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. Appalachia Service Project is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair and replacement in Central Appalachia.
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.