Each summer High School Youth participate in Appalachian Service Project (ASP). It’s a life-changing experience for both the youth and those who receive ASP services.
SAVE THE DATE
This year's mission will take us to West Virginia from July 19-25.
The youth participate in fundraisers like the Fruit and Cheese Sale and Mardi Gras Dinner to help offset the cost for participating in this amazing experience.
Feb. 28: ASP participant downpayment is due: $100/person
May 24: ASP Planning Meeting in Fellowship Hall at 12:20 PM
Frequently Asked Questions About ASP
Who can participate?
Anyone age 14 or older, or who has completed 8th grade. You don't have to be a member of First Church to participate.
How long is the trip?
One week. We typically leave on a Saturday morning and return the following Sunday.
How do we get there?
We drive. Depending on the number of people in our group, we may rent 12 person vans as needed.
Are there chaperones?
Yes, adult chaperones drive and participate in the program along side the youth.
How much does it cost?
Cost varies from year to year. It's typically about $300/person. However, the cost can be offset by participating in fundraisers throughout the year. Travel, accommodations and meals are included. But, you may want to bring a little spending money of your own.
What kind of work is involved?
We don't really know what our project will entail until we get there but it may include: roofing/dry wall/insulation, repair of stairs and porches, painting, building wheelchair ramps, foundation repair and floor repair. No previous experience is necessary. We guarantee you'll pick up a few new skills.
When can I sign up?
Sign up is usually available at the beginning of the calendar year and will be promoted on this page. You can contact for specifics.
When is the trip?
The trips typically take place in July or August
Where does the mission go?
The exact location changes each year but will typically take place in West Virginia or Kentucky.
Where do we stay?
It varies from year to year, but we may have accommodations in a church or a high school gym.
What about clothes or tools?
Because of the nature of the work, it's important to have appropriate clothes and footwear. A list will be provided to participants before the trip. Tools are provided.