Good Samaritan – 2020 Appalachia Service Project (ASP) Trip Information

Appalachia Service Project (ASP)
Cost: $400
All 9th graders and older are invited to serve with families in Central Appalachia.
For more information, contact Jean Elliott at or Mike Hutson at

Trip Information

  • 2020 will be Good Samaritan’s 42nd consecutive year serving at ASP.
  • Dates: June 13-21, 2020
  • Cost: $400
  • Destination: TBD
  • To register for the trip, complete the ASP 2020 Registration Form and return it with your  $50 deposit to the ASP mail slot in the church office area by January 12.
  • ASP 2020 theme: COMPLETE, but not FINISHED, Philippians 1:6




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 datesYour participation in all applicable events is crucial to the success of the trip.

  • June 12, 2020: Departure meeting, 6:00pm. Drop off your gear for the trip at the church. For all participants.
  • June 13, 2020: Depart for ASP – Arrive at the church no later than 4:55am. Load the bus and depart by 5:30am.
  • June 21, 2020: Return from ASP and join the church worship service.

Watch for upcoming information about dates for other ASP events leading up to the ASP 2020 trip.

Departure Preparation

ASP’s 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 instruction 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 any questions about ASP 2020, contact Jean Elliott –