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A one-night experience in Great Smoky Mountains National Park! 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.

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.

This program is designed for children ages 4-9 with accompanying adult.

Choose to stay 1, 2 or 3 nights beginning June 30. Last night is July 2 (check out July 3). Each session runs noon until noon the next day.

Come for ONE night: $110 for child and parent
Come for TWO nights: $220 for child and parent (each day includes different activities)
Come for THREE nights: $330 for child and parent 

($55 each additional person per night)


Firefly Camp 3 (June 30–July 3), Firefly Camp 5 (July 1–3), and Firefly Camp 6 (July 2–3) are full. The camps and dates below are still open for registration.

June 30–July 1, 2020

June 30–July 2, 2020

July 1–2, 2020


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


Need to Know

Your Visit to Tremont

What to Bring

How to Get Here

Photo by David Bryant

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.