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Big Laurel Learning Center

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Alternative break trips and service groups contribute over 3,000 volunteer hours to Big Laurel each year. Through opportunities for reflection, service, and community enrichment, visitors gain a greater appreciation for Appalachia, nature, community, and one another. Connect with us to schedule your trip!


Summer camps get kids outside and exploring our 400-acre land trust in Central Appalachia, one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. Through games, guidance, and hands-on activities, they discover the region’s rich natural heritage and create lasting memories. Sign up today to be a camper or a mentor!

Big Laurel and our volunteers focus on building a stronger, healthier, more resilient community. Through outreach projects such as summer building repair projects, after school activities, and school gardens, we work to meet the physical and spiritual needs necessary to build a better Kermit and Marrowbone community!

Long-term volunteers are invited to dedicate time to promoting the vision of Big Laurel. Current Notre Dame AmeriCorps service 
members work by preparing  meals, hosting guests, 
assisting in classrooms, and more. Contact us today to start a conversation about a year of service.


Interested in joining us overnight? Check out our rooms, meals, and rates!

Whatever direction you're coming from, we've got directions for you!

Not sure what to bring? Check out our packing lists and come prepared in any season.


When you shop at a percentage is donated to Big Laurel!

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The work of Big Laurel is made possible in part by the support of the congregations of Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the Congregation of St. Joseph, various grants, and the generosity of donors like you.

Through your spiritual and financial support you become part of our mission and part of the Big Laurel family.




*All donations are tax deductible. You can donate online or by mailing a check to us at:  Big Laurel Learning Center PO Box 266 Kermit, WV 25674


phone:  304-393-4103
mailing address: 
PO Box 266
Kermit, WV 25674

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