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Each summer Fairfield Prep sends a group of rising juniors to the Appalachia region of Virginia. The group, which is typically about 30 students, separates for the week with half of them serving in Barren Springs, VA and the other half serving in Fries, VA. The groups travel to Virginia on a coach bus Friday morning and return the following Friday.

While on this trip, the students will hopefully gain a deeper understanding of poverty, social justice and Jesuit education. They will spend 7 days living in community with the people of the Appalachian region and each other. The bonds made among classmates on a trip like this are indescribable.

Applications for the Appalachia service trip will be made available to sophomores in early April. The cost is approximately $800.00. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

All questions related to this trip should be directed to Mrs. Ashley Woodworth at

Instructions for 2020 Appalachia Immersion Trip

The 2020 Appalachia Immersion Trip will be Friday, June 12 — Friday, June 19, 220

This trip is open only to students who will be entering their junior year in the fall of 2020. Students must submit an application to Mrs. Smith no later than Friday, April 5, 2020 at 3 p.m.

Download the Application Form

If selected, a deposit of $350 will be due by May 1, 2019. Payments are made through the form below.

Appalachia Trip Payment Form