If you are looking for something worthwhile to do this summer, the ASP experience is for you!
It is a lot of work and a considerable time commitment, but there is nothing else like it.
Registration forms will be distributed at the New Person Information Meeting and the Rally, or they are available via a PDF download.
One of these forms needs to be notarized, which can be done in advance or with our notary at the meetings. You are not registered until your forms are turned in. They are required prior signing up for any skills training and car washes.
The actual cost of food, lodging, transportation, and building supplies is about $650 per person, but we don’t charge you that much to participate. The remainder will be realized through stock sales and car washes.
- Payments made before the 2018 Rallies will be discounted to $250.
- Payments made after February 27 will be charged the normal fee of $265.
- Payments made after March 27 will incur a $25 late fee for a total of $290.
Checks can be made payable to “Jesse Lee ASP Group.” Or, if you prefer, you can pay online with a credit card (processing fees apply). Payments are non-refundable after April 1.
All ASP volunteers are required to attend and participate in all of our pre-trip orientations. You will receive training on work site safety and cultural sensitivity.
Contact: Deb Ahle, 203-438-6782
Basic Skills Training for First-Timers
Anyone who has not been on ASP before is required to attend a 2-hour session that will include brief lectures and demonstrations on work site safety. It will also include instruction and supervised individual practice on the safe use of the circular saw, power drill, and hammer.
Wheelchair Ramp Building
All ASP participants are required to participate in a wheelchair ramp building session. This six-hour session is designed to imitate a standard workday on the ASP trip. Participants will be assigned a work crew, based on experience, and will assist in the assembly of several segments of a wheelchair ramp.
ASP participants are required to work at two car washes prior to the trip. Car washes are held on Saturdays between March and June, in the front driveway of Jesse Lee, with two shifts: 10:30 AM – 1:45 PM, and 1:30 PM – 4:45 PM.
Everyone participating in ASP is expected to sell 25 shares of $10 “ASP Stock.” The first 11 shares of stock should be turned in at Orientation 1. The remainder at Orientation 2.
Packing and Departing
The success of the ASP trip is highly dependent on proper preparation, and that is true for packing. Every participant should download the packing list and follow the instructions carefully.
We will pack the vans on Friday, June 30, at 6:30 PM. We will gather for departure at 7:30 AM on Saturday, July 1. Be sure to bring a lunch.