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Applications are now being received for the fifth annual Trout Unlimited Great Smoky Mountains 2017 Trout Adventure Camp for middle school-age girls and boys. The Tennessee Council of Trout Unlimited sponsors the event.

Summer Camp 2017 is designed to give kids an awareness, appreciation and understanding of the importance of our nation’s aquatic resources with an emphasis on conservation, protection and restoration of cold water ecosystems. Participants will learn about stream ecology, brook trout restoration, stream physics and water chemistry, fishing etiquette and aquatic entomology. They will fish with fly fishing pros, learn how to tie flies with fly tying experts; and they will enjoy many other activities including hiking, learning how to cast using a fly rod, and learn essential fly fishing knots. Swimming, basketball and other activities will also be available.

Tremont Institute is in Walker Valley on the banks of Little River’s Middle Prong, a coldwater stream-containing brook, brown and rainbow trout. Facilities include dormitories, dining hall, classrooms, outdoor meeting shelters, bookstore/gift shop and full-time professional staff.

For more information visit http://tntroutadventure.org or contact John R. Thurman by calling (865) 494-7771.