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Date: 11/16/2020

Tremont Institute opens registration for 2021 summer and adult programs

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont invites you to explore nature by participating in a 2021 program. Tremont Institute hosts a range of outdoor programs designed for all ages to live and learn in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 


The 2021 program schedule features summer camps for kids and teens, family camp, professional development for teachers, photography workshops, hiking and backpacking weeks, naturalist programs,  wilderness emergency medical courses, and more. 


Program participants typically stay on Tremont’s campus for 3–10 days. Program prices include lodging and meals provided by Tremont Institute. 


In 2020, Tremont cancelled many spring and summer programs due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, with new safety procedures in place, Tremont has been successfully hosting adult field programs this fall and plans to utilize these precautions and procedures for 2021 programs. 


Summer camps include Firefly Camp, Discovery Camp, Wilderness Adventure Trek, Girls in Science, Teen High Adventure, and more. Register today and receive a $50 discount on selected summer camps. Discount ends February 28, 2021. 


Tremont also offers unique educator programs such as the popular Teacher Escape Weekends. This program is designed to help teachers meet other educators, share ideas, and learn tools and knowledge to bring experiential learning to their schoolyard. Teachers who participate have the opportunity to bring their students to Tremont at a reduced cost. Registration for teachers to bring school groups will open at a later date. 


A previous program participant said, “[Tremont] showed me how much fun it is to explore and learn about nature. I never knew I could explore my own backyard until I went to Tremont. Going to Tremont made me want to explore more of the world.”


To learn more and to register for a program, visit While Tremont Institute plans to move forward with these programs at this time, schedule changes may occur as program leaders monitor evolving best practices and trends in the current health crisis.