"Die to self; Live for Christ." That was our theme for WorkFest 2013, Christian Appalachian Project's college alternative spring break program. College students live extremely busy lives, and making time for service to others--when the pressures of academics and planning for the future are a daily reality--can seem impossible. But when you make that sacrifice and when you consciously choose to live for Christ and put the needs of others before your own, that sacrifice produces great fruit for people in need. And when your service teams up with the service of hundreds of other students, that fruit multiplies.
This March, students from more than 30 colleges and universities spent their spring break in service to others. They gave up their much-deserved break from school, but they gained so much more from their week in the mountains than ever imagined. WorkFest was held at two sites: Laurel Lake Baptist Camp in Whitley County, Ky, and The Louis T. Foley Mission Center in Floyd County, Ky. Students worked on sixteen projects in McCreary, Johnson, Floyd, Knott, and Lawrence counties.
Colleges that participated in WorkFest 2013.
Follow the WorkFest experience of long-term CAP Volunteer Jake Porter.
Pictures and project details
Before and after and volunteer pictures from our jobsites. Out of respect for participant privacy, we identify projects by crew color rather than by participant name. More pictures from the Foley Mission Center site coming soon!
Laurel Lake Baptist Camp (LLBC)
The Louis T. Foley Mission Center (FMC)
WorkFest would not be possible without the college groups who volunteer and the highly-skilled short-term volunteers who serve as crew leaders and assistant crew leaders. If you would like to learn more about how you can participate in WorkFest 2014, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 606-256-0973.