ASP-2018 Trip Information

Good Samaritan – 2018 Appalachia Service Project (ASP) Trip

  • 2018 will be Good Samaritan’s 40th consecutive year serving at ASP.
  • Dates: June 16-24, 2018
  • Destination: To be determined. Stay Tuned.
  • ASP 2018 theme: Not announced yet.
  • Sign up – To register for the trip, complete the ASP 2018 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 – Your participation in all applicable events is crucial to the success of the trip.

  • December 10, 2017: ASP Kick-off Event for all participants.  Come see some video highlights from 2017, get your calendar of events to prepare you for 2018, and start deepening your friendships with peers and adults long before we board that bus! 
  • December 12, 2017: ASP planning committee meeting.
  • January 7, 2018: Deadline for submitting your registration form and $50 deposit for the ASP 2018 trip.
  • January 7, 2018: Pizza sale announcement for all participants.
  • January 9, 2018: ASP planning committee meeting.
  • January 14, 2018: Team-building event for all participants.  All ASPers also get fundraising info.
  • February 11, 2018: Sell pizzas at church after both services.
  • February 13, 2018: ASP planning committee meeting.
  • February 18, 2018: Sell pizzas at church after both services.
  • February 24, 2018: Make pizzas in Fellowship Hall at church; for all participants.
  • February 25, 2018: Pizza order pick-up at church.
  • March 13, 2018: ASP planning committee meeting.
  • March 18, 2018: Team-building event for all participants.
  • April 10, 2018: ASP planning committee meeting.
  • April 22, 2018: Culture and Sensitivity meeting for all participants.
  • May 6, 2018: Adult participant meeting #1 for all adult participants.
  • May 8, 2018: ASP planning committee meeting.
  • May 19, 2018: Tool Time for all participants.
  • May 24, 2018: Adult participant meeting #2 for all adult participants.
  • June 3, 2018: Gas sale.
  • June 10, 2018: Gas sale.  Commissioning Sunday.  Final trip paperwork due.  Commissioning of the group during the second church service.
  • June 15, 2018: Departure meeting for all participants.  Drop off your gear for the trip at the church.
  • June 16, 2018: Depart for ASP – Arrive at the church no later than 4:55am. Load the bus and depart by 5:30am.
  • June 24, 2018: Return from ASP and join the second church service.
  • July 10, 2018: Trip review meeting.
  • June 16, 2018: Depart for ASP – Arrive at the church no later than 4:55am. Load the bus and depart by 5:30am.
  • June 24, 2018: Return from ASP and join the second church service.
  • Late summer, 2018:  ASP 2018 reunion for all participants.  Date TBD.

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 (jack.washam@visi.com, 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 2018, contact Bob Windels (bob@good.org, 612-296-4050).