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Come to Tremont and experience Great Smoky Mountains National Park from a field scientist’s perspective. You will swim with the fishes and identify the myriad species that thrive in the Smokies or hold a live bird in your hands before it takes off to the treetops. Then after a day chock-full of adventure, you can sit under a starry sky and identify the frogs you hear calling to each other.

This camp is an opportunity for you to learn about the natural world and the methods scientists use to study it by participating in real science projects in the park. You will experience hands-on studies of everything from bugs to bears and fungi to birds. A camping trip and team projects make this a unique and exciting experience. Expect a mixture of field science and fun—swimming, hiking, stories around the campfire—all in the Great Smoky Mountains!

For this program, participants will stay in our cabin-style tents in Walker Grove Tent Village on campus.

Ages: 13-17

Early Bird Discount: When you register before February 29, 2020, a $50 early bird discount will be applied to your registration automatically when you complete check out.

Register Online

Download Registration & Waiver Form



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

What to Bring

Student Agreement and Application

How to Get Here


Summer Camp Financial Aid Form


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