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The Great Smokies Experience is a one-of-a-kind, credit-bearing, college class experience for high school students entering their junior and senior years.  Created and administered by professional educators from Maryville College, The Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, and the Mountain Challenge Program, this is a week-and-a-half long program where you will experience the great outdoors through hands-on experience and getting up close and personal with nature.

Cost: $502

Registration is through Maryville College. Visit http://www.maryvillecollege.edu/academics/learn-by-experience/gse/ for details.

Check out the blogVisit the blog to find helpful information such as:

  • Updates on what they’ve been up to recently.
  • The syllabus for the Great Smokies Experience, 2013. These are the general guidelines behind the class that lies at the heart of the Great Smokies Experience.
  • The equipment and clothing list for participants in the Great Smokies Experience