Financial Aid

Tremont is proud to offer a variety of ways for you to reduce the overall cost of your trip.

ATTEND a qualifying workshop such as Teacher Escape Weekend. By attending a workshop, you will qualify to come free when your school group comes and your students will get a reduced rate on a three day or longer experience.

REQUEST AID – Lead teachers should complete the Group Financial Aid Application and return it to Tremont 6 weeks before scheduled trip. After we receive this form the lead teacher will receive an email indicating the maximum amount of aid we can grant based upon three factors: (a) your total request; (b) the effort you have made at raising the funds; and (c) the needs of your students.

CO-TEACH – When teachers team up with Tremont faculty to practice experiential learning techniques during their Tremont trip, they gain confidence and are more likely to transfer those skills back to the classroom.  Plus…it costs less.

Need fundraising ideas? See Generating Support For Your Trip

Money, or lack of it, should never stand in the way of a life-changing summer experience. We are pleased to be able to offer financial aid to any child who needs a little extra help to make summer camp in the Smokies a reality. Each year we offer money to dozens of campers making it possible for them to go backpacking, explore a forest habitat, or catch a salamander in the creek during one of Tremont’s summer programs.

All applications for financial aid are screened and ranked by a team of our program staff. We look for desire of the student to come to camp, their interest in contributing in a positive way to the camp, and their overall financial need. Summer aid request deadline is March 31, 2020.

To apply for summer camp financial aid, complete this form and mail it in with your summer camp registration.

Financial aid is available through the Louise Barber Fund. To apply, send a letter along with your registration form stating how you will benefit from the course, why you need financial assistance, and the amount you are requesting. Special consideration is given to those who work with young people.

Send letters to:
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
9725 Tremont Rd., Townsend, TN 37882

Did you know?


of participants received some type of financial aid to attend in 2019.

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School Financial Aid Form
Summer Financial Aid Form