Tremont has been educating and hosting groups for 50 years. Visitors typically stay onsite with us for 3-10 days living and learning in the world’s greatest classroom. We believe everyone can benefit from time spent in nature. We encourage everyone to find moments to have a “Tremont experience” where ever they may be.
School-Age Overnight Field Studies Schools from across the country spend 3-5 days during the school-year living on Tremont’s campus inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Through our unique co-teaching exchange, skills and teaching techniques used here are easily transferred back to the home classroom. The lessons and memories live on well past the time spent here.
Educator Workshops Part intense workshop, part forest retreat – two days inside a national park at the direction of our enthusiastic faculty will enhance your teaching for years. Beyond content loading, our methods tap in to the nature of people and how they learn best. Revive curiosity and get people thinking again. Teachers who attend a Teacher Escape Weekend are eligible for special pricing for their school groups.
College and University We work closely with faculty to customize programs and tailor curriculum to support the needs of students in their particular field of study and according to particular academic requirements.
Photography Workshops for Adults Photography workshops at Tremont feature renowned photographers such as Will Clay, Bill Lea and Tom Vadnais guiding you through the best photo spots of the Smokies. Whether you are a serious beginner or ready for the master’s class, you will find one-on-one assistance and a helpful community of fellow photographers in this energizing weekend workshop. Food, lodging and instruction is included.
Southern Appalachian Naturalist Certification
Fun and engaging for hobbyists and professionals alike. Sign up for one class on its own or choose one and begin working toward certification. Topics include birds, reptiles, mammals, aquatic natural history, plants and more.
Hiking Weeks and Backpacking Expeditions – Adults
Who says the kids get to have all the fun? Join us for naturalist-led hiking weeks where you choose the level and we lead the way. Return daily for a hot shower and a rocking chair that’s calling your name. For adults who prefer to leave the world behind for a bit, we have backcountry experiences that will boost your connection to the Smokies land.
Wilderness Emergency Medical Responder – Adults This course is ideal for scout leaders, camp counselors and any other youth or outdoor worker. It not only offers hands-on training for dealing with bites, burns and other injuries, but also teaches participants how to manage conditions brought about from extreme temperatures and other outdoor emergencies.