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Venture into the heart of the Great Smoky Mountain backcountry, spending 7 days and 6 nights among a community of teenage outdoor enthusiasts like you! Grow as a leader among your generation in understanding outdoor living ethics, as well as learning firsthand about the animals and plants that call these mountains home. Become accustomed to the peace and pace where the sound of cars and civilization don’t intrude – where you can fall asleep to the sound of a wild mountain stream. At trail’s end there’s a hot shower waiting as well as a day of bicycling in Cades Cove and tubing the Little River. Program lasts from Monday mid-afternoon through the second Thursday morning.

Cost includes instruction, food and lodging in our dorm inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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

Background Information


Rafting Waiver & Photo Release

Travel Plans

Mountain Challenge Release


Summer Camp Financial Aid Form