Summer Weeks

Each summer AYM provides 8-10 weeks of mission immersion programming.  Often these weeks include multiple youth groups, and include both physical work and relational experiences in a wide variety of agencies and ministries.  A summer staff of college-aged interns, under the supervision of our Mission Immersion Director, lead groups each day in their work and in debriefing sessions in the evening.


Sunday evening:

  • group arrival and load in
  • Theme introduction
  • Orientation to AYM and the week ahead


  • continental breakfast
  • morning work at a local agency
  • sack lunch
  • afternoon work at an agency
  • showers, rest, etc
  • dinner at AYM
  • evening reflection through Bible study and the arts


  • breakfast
  • “a walk in someone else’s shoes” (following the lives of our neighbors who live on the streets) with debriefing session
  • lunch
  • free time! (fun in Asheville that can include hiking, rafting, shopping, etc)
  • dinner on your own


  • breakfast
  • pack up and clean up
  • closing worship