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A One-Night Experience in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Beginning July 3 (One night with an optional second and third night)

Finally, an overnight summer camp for young kids! Firefly Camp aims to give you and the youngster in your life a taste of what summer camp is like. One night in length, it’s not too long and not too short – it’s just right. Both you and your child will get to experience the wonders of nature in the national park. Meals, lodging, and age-appropriated activities led by our experienced educators are provided.

WHO: Children ages 4-9 with accompanying adult
*For older ages we offer many other camp opportunities!

WHEN: Choose to stay 1, 2 or 3 nights. Beginning July 3. Last night July 5 (check out July 6). Each session runs noon until noon the next day. Choose 1, 2 or 3 sessions.

WHERE: Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, Townsend, TN

WHAT: Come bond with your child while playing games that build confidence and awaken the senses. Get to know the forest and its creatures. Wade in a cool mountain stream. Sing songs and hear stories around the campfire. And before bedtime – you guessed it – see the fireflies light up the night.


Cost: One night: $100 for child and parent ($50 each additional person per night)
Come for TWO Nights: $200 for child and parent (each day includes different activities)
THREE: $300 for child and parent


July 3-4, 2018
July 3-5, 2018
July 3-6, 2018
July 4-5, 2018
July 4-6, 2018
July 5-6, 2018


Download Registration PDF



Please note: Online registration forms also serve as your health and wavier form which includes medical information. Please allow 20-30 minutes to complete the online form and have your information ready. All fields must be completed.

If you wish to register by mail, please complete registration pdf and waiver form. Mail both forms and your check to:

Tremont Institute
9275 Tremont Road
Townsend, TN 37882

Health & Waiver Form


Need to Know

Your Visit to Tremont

What to Bring

How to Get Here

Cover photo by Heather Davis

Firefly Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received up to two weeks prior to the program start date will be refunded in full, minus a $ 25 processing fee per person.