Preparation Materials

Already Signed up? You’re in the right place!  Below you will find guides, dates, deadlines, and info to tell your group.  Below that you will find each guide broken into individual documents you can download and hand out.

We’re excited you have signed up for YSM and we can’t wait to see you this summer!

Roster – Excel Version
Roster – Adobe Version

The Core Guide
The New Group Guide
All Available Resources
Team Training Resource

The Core Guide:
Must Read Letter
Orientation Outline
Preparation Timeline
Week at a Glance
Foundational Objectives
Statement of Values and Foundational Scriptures

Special Characteristics of a Mountain T.O.P. Camp Week
Helping in the Eyes of Mountain T.O.P.

Expectations for Participation
Vehicle Requirements
Tool Requirements
What to Bring List
Participation Forms

Adult Self-Screening Form

Directions to Camp
Available Resources
Youth Abuse Prevention Policy

The New Group Guide:
Frequently Asked Questions
Mountain T.O.P. History
Appalachian Culture
Materials Philosophy
Tool Safety Training
New Adults – The Adult Role
New Adults – Group Discussion
New Adults – Adult Covenant
New Adults – Interview with Ed

Packets to Distribute:
Information on Packets
Youth and Parent Packet
Adult Packet
Pastor Packet

All Available Resources:
The Appalachian Region and Service Area Map
Economic Statistics of MTOP’s Service Area
Hints for Seeking Support from the Pastor
Hints for Seeking Support from Parents and Congregation
Suggested Commissioning Service for Mission Team
Prayer Journey for Church Family
Back Home – Suggestions for Presentation to Congregation
Back Home – Suggested Ways to Stay Involved
Back Home – Reflection Journal
Reading List
Mountain T.O.P. Operating Procedures
Field Guide

Helpful Video Links for Service Project YSM

Mountain T.O.P. Songbook

If there is something else you wish was accessible to you online, just let us know. You can email Olivia at