Facilities

We have a beautiful 60 acre campus with 9 buildings including a dining hall, 3 dormitories, a chapel, a library, tool shed, director's house and barn. In addition, the center features a sizable stage in a natural amphitheater, a playground, a blacksmith's shed and a picnic shelter. 

Dining Hall

Our dining hall features a fully stocked utility kitchen, tables and seating for 100, couches and a fireplace. A cozy gathering space, the dining hall is perfect for meetings, wedding receptions, and of course, meals for campers. 

Don West Dorm

This dormitory sleeps 15 in bunk beds and features a common living room and single bathroom with shower. 

Connie West Dorm

This dormitory sleeps 15 in bunk beds and features a common living room and single bathroom with shower. 

Childrens' Dorm

This dormitory sleeps 25 in bunk beds and features a common living room and single bathroom with shower. 

Hosea Hudson Library

This log small log cabin houses hundreds of books- many out of print and of great historical value. Spanning subject matter from Labor Rights to the boundaries od human consciousness, it is a gem of knowledge and enrichment. The structure was named after Hosea Hudson, a labor organizer and author of Black Worker in the Deep South, who spent his later years educating mountain youth at the Folklife Center and lived in this log cabin.

Uphaus Chapel

The beautiful chapel was built in the early 1980's and is dedicated to the life and memory of Dr. Willard Uphaus, a pacifist preacher and former board member of the Appalachian South Folklife Center. Over the years it has housed weddings, worship, spiritual gatherings, meetings and concerts. It is a very special and scared space, and beautifully designed with light pouring in large windows lining the walls. 

Picnic Shelter

This shelter is perfect for picnics, vespers, meetings and music jams. 

Playground

Swing sets are a favored feature of the ASFC campus, and the volleyball net gets a lot of use. A sand box and a clubhouse round off the offerings of the playground. 

Outdoor Stage

Our beautiful wooden stage sits against a breathtaking mountain backdrop, in a natural grassy amphitheater. A sound platform sits in the center of the field approximately 60 feet from the stage.