rezlife Appalachian Service Project Mission Trip - TRIP IS FULL.

  • When: Sat, Jun 22 @ 7:30 am
  • Cost: $499 - $200 deposit due at registration ($100 of the deposit is non-refundable)
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ASP is making homes warmer, safer, and drier(R) for families and providing transformational service experiences for students.

THIS TRIP IS FULL. WE ARE TAKING WAITLIST ONLY. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WAITLIST.

Appalachian Service Project (ASP) provides one of the most rewarding service opportunities in the nation for high school students and their leaders — bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families. ASP's goal is to make homes 'warmer, safer and drier' for families in need.

Volunteers work on a variety of different projects, including tasks such as strengthening foundations, patching leaks, fixing roofs, building walls, repairing stairs, digging flood channels, installing plumbing, and painting exteriors. Even if students do not have much building experience, ASP will match each student's skill level to the appropriate projects.

It is much more than a building program though, it’s a relationship ministry. Our group will spend time interacting with the families we will be serving. These relationships will impact students for years to come, and they’ll learn lessons that will enrich their faith and build character for the rest of their lives.

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WHO: Students entering 9th-12th grade in the fall of 2019 and 2019 high school graduates.

WHEN: Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, June 30

WHERE: Rural Central Appalachia, Kentucky

COST: $499.00  ($200 deposit due at registration - $100 of the deposit is non-refundable). Adult leader cost is $50. This includes:

  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day (ASP hires local cooks in each county for breakfast and dinner and provides supplies for volunteers to make sandwiches to take to their worksites.)
  • Construction materials, tools, project supplies and delivery to your worksite
  • Evening programming

*Students will need to purchase their breakfast and lunch on travel days (4 days total). Plan on $20-25 per travel day. 

SCHOLARSHIPS: Download and complete the form.

DETAILS:  Students will be housed in one of ASP’s several base camps — often a school or community center rented for the summer to put the group closer to Appalachia’s remote communities. The ASP staff will provide guidance on the overall direction of our project.  All tools and construction materials will be provided, not to mention three meals a day and plenty of opportunities for worship and reflection.

EXAMPLE OF DAILY SCHEDULE:

  • 7:00am-8:00am   Rise and shine, devotions, breakfast
  • 8:30am-4:30pm   Work day with Noon lunch break at the work site.
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm   Crew check-in for project updates, supply requests, etc.
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm   Dinner
  • 7:00pm-10:00pm  Center clean-up; evening activities (a time of fellowship, reflection, sharing, singing, playing, sometimes with a guest speaker, local musician or artist, or other special event); free time
  • 10:30pm-11:00pm   Quiet time; settle in for a well-deserved sleep
  • 11:00pm   Lights-out


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FORMS: ASP Volunteer Statement and Medical Form

There are two forms that must be completed for this mission trip. Click Here to download both forms. Prior to completing the forms, you will need to review the ASP Safety Manual and Expectations, Rules and Regulations informationThe forms need to be completed and notarized. Please return these forms along with a copy of your insurance card to the rezlife office by June 15. Your student will not be able to participate if we do not have all of these items - no exceptions.

TRAINING:

  • Safe Gatherings:  Must be completed by May 15, 2019. All participants 16 and older at the time of the trip are required to take the online training and be certified as a Safe Gatherings worker. To start the training go to www.safegatherings.com.
  • Parent and Student Training Meeting: There is a mandatory parent and student meeting on Sunday, June 2, from 4-5 pm in Room C050, lower level, Building C. All information regarding the trip (what to bring, guidelines and required paperwork) will be handed out and reviewed. This is required for all students participating in this trip and at least one parent, even if you’ve been on a mission trip in the past.

CHECK IN: Students will check in on Saturday, June 22, at 7:30am in Room C050, lower level, Building C, Leawood Campus. We will depart at 8am sharp!

Armed with a new heart for service, students will begin to give back to their own families, to their church, and to their community. For many, this experience is the first step towards a lifelong vocation of caring for and serving others. Join rezlife for this life-changing mission trip.

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