ASP-2017 Trip Information

Inspiration for our 2017 ASP Trip – Check out this cool ASP 2016 Video. Why not join us in 2017?

Good Samaritan – 2017 Appalachia Service Project (ASP) trip

  • 2017 will be Good Samaritan’s 39th consecutive year serving at ASP.
  • Dates: June 10-18, 2017
  • Destination: Ashland in Boyd County, KY. The ASP center is at South Ashland United Methodist Church.
  • ASP 2017 theme:  “Love in Action.”
  • Sign up – To register for the trip, complete the ASP 2017 Registration Form and return it with your deposit to the ASP mail slot in the church office area.

Medical Information

  • Immunizations – Up-to-date immunization for tetanus is required for all participants.       Hepatitis A immunization is strongly recommended. Plan ahead because Hepatitis A requires two shots 6 months apart.

Important dates

  • May 7, 2017: First adult ASP participant meeting.
  • May 17, 2017: ASP planning committee meeting.
  • May 20, 2017: Tool Time.  Tool familiarization for all new ASP participants.
  • May 25, 2017: Second adult ASP participant meeting.
  • June 4, 2017: Commissioning Sunday.  Final trip paperwork due.  Commissioning of the group during the second church service.
  • June 9, 2017: Departure meeting.  Drop off your gear for the trip at church
  • June 10, 2017: Depart for ASP – Arrive at the church no later than 4:55am. Load the bus and depart by 5:30am.
  • June 18, 2017: Return from ASP and join the second church service.

Departure Preparation

Required Reading for All Participants – What must I know before going to ASP?

New to ASP or need an inspiring refresher? – Below are some suggestions for familiarizing yourself with the ASP experience.

  • Visit the ASP web site.
  • Read the “required reading” documents (see above).
  • Watch the ASP Training Videos for group leaders. This set of 6 short videos provides a good overview of various aspects of the ASP trip. Additional videos are on the ASP web page for Ambassodors, including more at ASP’s YouTube page.
  • Scan the ASP Construction Manual, the how-to guide for the types of projects encountered at ASP. If you’d rather look through a printed copy, contact Jack Washam (, 612-237-8482). Watch instructional videos about ASP construction techniques at ASP’s YouTube page.
  • Read ASP’s Frequently Asked Questions (bottom of the page).
  • For all adult group leaders: Attend the adult participant meetings, held in the spring just before the trip, where you can ask questions and learn about the trip from all the other adults who are going to ASP.

Questions? If you have questions about ASP 2017, contact Mike Hutson (, 612-281-6542) or Dave Redpath (, 612-386-7712).