ASP has served Johnson County on and off for many years and we are excited to return again this year! The building has undergone an enormous transformation- we’re thrilled to get to enjoy it this summer, AND our main center to offer tent camping as an option for the first time!
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We always love returning to this location. No other center in ASPland can claim they have a water wheel in their front yard!
Sleeping Quarters: This is not an air conditioned facility, and bringing fans is advised to remain comfortable. Luckily because we are nestled right in the mountains, it’s consistently cool in the evenings and mornings throughout the summer! Volunteers will be sleeping on a blocked off stage, in small classrooms, and then the overflow will be partitioned off in the cafeteria space. Please bring twin-sized air mattresses or cots, try not to over-pack. The sleeping quarters will be tight. Thank you for your cooperation! There is additional tent camping in the gated field next to the center. There is electricity and plenty of room! If you choose to camp, you will need to bring your own tents and camping gear, air mattress or cot, pillow and sleeping bag.
Cafeteria/Kitchens: This year, our meals will happen outside in our covered pavillions that have many picnic tables.
Showers: There are two showers per gender in each restroom with hot water. There is also a shower trailer available. Additional outdoor bathrooms and a shower trailer for tent camping.
Recreation Space: The cafeteria serves as an indoor fellowship space, however the facility has plenty of outdoor space. The property is one of the most unique ASP centers to date! There are two covered pavilions, one with a stage, that both serve as wonderful gathering spaces. There is a large field for soccer, volleyball, frisbee, and any other activities volunteers would like to bring!
Closest Medical Facility: Johnson County Community Hospital (about 10 minutes away)
About the Community
Terrain: Mountainous (situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains)
County Seat: Mountain City, TN
Major Employers: Retail, Construction, Public Administration
Per Capita Income: $17,273
Percent Living Below Poverty Line: 23.50%
Interesting Facts: Trade, where the center is located, is the oldest town in Tennessee. In the early 1770’s it was a trading area for Indians and fur traders, and this town is located on an old buffalo trail. Daniel Boone also followed this trail into East Tennessee and later to Kentucky.