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Mountain Spirit

This keeps me going. It’s what I look forward to and enjoy every year,” muses Fern Coffey, making the short trek from her front porch to her gardens. The landscape is lush and well-tended, but with rough edges and flourishes of the wild on every...

Volunteer Voices

By Helena GallantWondering about the title of my blog post? Well, I will get to that, after I tell my backstory. You see, my involvement with CAP and Appalachian Kentucky all started with Reverend Ralph Beiting, as most things have around here. For...

Maria Hartz
Volunteer Voices

By Maria Hartz“Alright, y’all let’s circle up” – a phrase I have now said more times than I can count as I have hosted mission groups that have come to CAP for a week of service. I’ve said it in the mornings before the group heads out to their job...

Jordan Wade
Volunteer Voices

By Jordan WadeThere are a lot of things about the Camp Program that confuse people. A common question that I receive is, “What do you do during the school year?” During the school year myself and the other AmeriCorps members and staff from Camp...

Will Berard
Volunteer Voices

By Will BerardEver since I decided to serve with CAP, I’ve been faced with the same question from about everyone I talk to. Why? A little background on who I am before we get into that. My name is Will Berard, and I am an AmeriCorps member in the...

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