WorkFest (College Alternative Spring Break)
WorkFest is Christian Appalachian Project’s alternative spring break for groups of college students. The event attracts more than 400 students from 40 different colleges and universities each March. At WorkFest, students serve in teams to repair substandard housing and build new homes for low-income families in Eastern Kentucky. No prior building experience is necessary.
WorkFest is about service to the poor, but it’s also about building community in an ecumenical Christian environment. Students lead each other in devotion in the morning and evening, and each college group gathers nightly for a separate reflection time. We’ve seen WorkFest change lives, not just those of the families served, but of the students who gained more than they ever thought they would from a week in Appalachian Kentucky!
Like all CAP programs, WorkFest emphasizes service-learning, community, and spirituality.
Information and Requirements
What you need to know to participate in WorkFest.
How to get involved.
What to Bring
…and what not to bring.
A typical day at WorkFest.
View a list of colleges and universities that participated in WorkFest 2013.