Despite vast natural resources, and a beauty beyond measure, Appalachia remains trapped in despair. The people here need hope.

Unemployment tracks much higher than the national average, and many more work in low-paying jobs far below their skill level. Outsourcing and mechanization have left many residents jobless and poverty-stricken.

The people of the Appalachian mountains are strong and come from a legacy of hard work, but years of discouragement have taken its toll. Many people work multiple jobs, collect government aid, and sacrifice just to make ends meet.

The people of Appalachia need help restoring their promise of a better future.

Ministries like the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, the Boys and Girls Clubs, and local food banks have a long term presence in the area. Their biggest need is for teams to help them with organization and construction projects so they can minister more effectively.

Ministry here looks different every day, but with open hearts and willing hands, your group could make a major impact on people of Appalachia.

Surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation, your time in the Appalachian Mountains will also offer you and your team the opportunity to reconnect with God and deepen your faith.


Desperate for both hope and help, the people of Appalachia need to hear the good news of the Gospel and see the compassion of Jesus brought to life. 


While the specific needs in this community are always changing and evolving, your group’s projects may include:

  • Repairing and building porches
  • Constructing wheelchair ramps
  • Various roofing and paint projects
  • Leading Vacation Bible School and Sports Camps


Thursday’s are typically set aside as a free day for your group.
This area is great for local site-seeing excursions, as well as zip-lining in the Red River Gorge. 


This trip will begin with a Sunday afternoon check-in and conclude with a Friday morning departure.

Breakfast is provided Monday – Friday. Lunch and dinner is provided Monday – Wednesday.

Work projects are scheduled Monday – Wednesday.

Thursday is set aside as a free day. 


$350 per camper

Lodging, Insurance, Site Director, Daily Devotionals, Training Materials, and a Fund Raiser Book are all included.

Contact us today to see available dates and schedule your group’s mission trip.

To learn more trip details and view our resources, check out our Trip Info page.

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