Preparation Materials

Here are some requirements to remember:

  • The week is from 12 PM Tuesday to 10 AM Saturday, no exceptions.
  • Youth must be at least rising 6th graders.
  • There must be a ratio of at least one adult (25 years and older) for every 5  youth and one vehicle (7 seat belts) for every 7 youth.
  • Each group provides coolers, first aid kits,  and van bucket tools for every vehicle being used over the course of the week.

Below you will find guides, dates, deadlines, and info to tell your group. We’re excited you have signed up for NHN and we can’t wait to see you this summer!

Contact Person Resources (full guide) This guide includes a welcome to contact people, preparation timeline, webinar schedule, vehicle requirements, tool requirements, expectations for participation, the role of adults, packing list, participation forms, and directions to our camps. The only item not included in the guide but is necessary to complete at the time of the Final Payment is the Roster, which is linked below.

Roster – Excel Version
Roster – Adobe Version

Team Training Resources (full guide) This guide provides a curriculum-style framework for preparing a team to serve with us. This resource will introduce participants to the basics of Mountain T.O.P., the highlights of a camp week, and specific training on both Service Project and Day Camp.

Mountain T.O.P. Service Project Field Guide

Helpful Video Links for Service Project

Mountain T.O.P. Songbook

Mountain T.O.P. Operating Procedures


If you have any questions, please contact Rachael at 931-692-3999 or by email at