The Area

Nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachians, the Shenandoah Valley is home to country roads, farms, vineyards, caverns, and several universities.

Summer in this part of the world offers stunning sunsets and quiet nights serenaded by crickets and entertained by fireflies. Our home base will be Vi's comfortable and peaceful home, with its backyard view of the surrounding mountains, farms, and fields. 

Harrisonburg is known as "The Friendly City" and holds many culinary treats, as well as mountain bike trails and access points to the Appalachian Trail and Skyline Drive. 




We’ll assist participants from outside the area in making accommodations with neighboring and nearby lodging. You will be graciously hosted by community members who are experienced hosts to guests of Eastern Mennonite University.