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Date: 1/09/2018

Live & Learn with Tremont Institute in the Smokies

TOWNSEND, TN. — Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont invites you to explore nature and to participate in a program this year. Tremont Institute hosts a range of outdoor programs designed for all ages to live and learn in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

“I’ve had the privilege of experiencing firsthand the unique educational programs provided by Tremont. These programs at Tremont are an integral part of the park’s overall Resource Education mission, helping to weave together the many and varied natural and cultural strands of past and present,” says Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent, Cassius M. Cash.

The 2018 program schedule offers summer camps for kids and young adults, educator workshops, photography, hiking, naturalist programs, backpacking and more. Program participants typically stay on Tremont’s campus for 3-10 days living and learning in the world’s greatest classroom. Program prices include lodging and meals provided by Tremont Institute.

Summer camps include firefly camp, discovery camp, wilderness adventure trek, girls in science and more.  Register today and receive a $50 discount on selected summer camps. Discount ends February 23, 2018. Email for more information.

Tremont offers unique educator programs including our Teacher Escape Weekends. These programs are designed to meet other teachers, share ideas and equip teachers with the tools and knowledge to bring experiential learning to your schoolyard. Teachers who participate have the opportunity to bring their classes to Tremont at a reduced cost. Other teacher programs include achieving literacy in the classroom – air quality and climate change and birdsleuth educator workshop. 

A previous program participant said, “Tremont not only introduced me to the wonders of the mountains and the elegance of wildlife, but also showed me how to work together. Through cooperation and hard work, we were able to overcome what seemed impossible obstacles. I learned that if you put down electronics a whole other world opens to you.”

To learn more and register for a program, visit