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The AIM program seeks to bring adults (18 and over) from all over the country together to the Cumberland Plateau in Grundy County, Tennessee to meet the great needs of the people here. The Appalachian region is one of the most beautiful areas in the country. It is also one of the most poverty-stricken. Deeply rooted in traditional values and heritage, the people of this area take pride in the fact that they can band together and survive with little when many cannot. That is why when you come to Mountain T.O.P., you work with a family, not for them. Since its formation in 1989, the AIM program has been growing and changing, continually seeking ways to plant those seeds. The Fall has weekends that run from Thursday evening to Sunday morning. Fall AIM offers Major Home Repair every weekend and our Fall Festival hosted one weekend as well.

Fall Festival:
Participants will help us set up, facilitate, and pack-up our annual fall festival. The event is open to the public and fun for the whole family. There is food, games, inflatables, crafts, shoes, coats, socks, and books. This event gives our community much needed winter clothing at a very reasonable price as well as the opportunity to learn about other great organizations in the area that can support them. All visitors from the community must pay $1 per car or donate one canned good that can go be donated to the Grundy County food bank.

Major Home Repair: This program allows MTOP to take on and complete vital structural repairs and renovations of local homes that would not be possible otherwise. These projects are ones that affect the structural integrity, energy efficiency, dryness, and handicap accessibility of a home. This does not mean that you need a shelf devoted to Bob Vila books in your house to be a contributing member of an AIM Ministry Production Team. In fact, you don’t have to have any construction knowledge at all. Each MPT has a Point Person. This person is not necessarily in charge of the project; they are placed in this position because of many attributes they possess including construction and previous AIM experience along with proven leadership skills.


2018 Weekends:

October 4th – 7th

October 11th – 14th

October 18th – 21th

October 25th – 28th – Fall Festival

November 1st – 4th


FALL Prices:

1st time participant OR

Former staff

Registered BEFORE

September 15

Registered on or AFTER

September 15

$185 $225 $250

FALL Payment Deadlines:

Deposit 1st payment per person Remaining balance
Upon registration Aug. 15 Oct. 1
$25 $100 $60 – 1st timer/former staff

$100 – registered before Sept. 15

$125 – late registration


  • Please note: If you cancel after September 14th, 2018, you are financially obligated to pay 80% of the balance due.
  • $10 off your camper fee (Weekend) for each NEW AIM camper you recruit up to 5 campers
  • Only ONE incentive can be applied per person