Firefly Campout at Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

Feel like a kid again at the Firefly Campout with your youngsters at Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Photo credit – Kirk H. Neely

Firefly Campout at Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. A firefly campout is designed for youngsters whose early bedtimes might make it difficult for them to stay up late enough to see the amazing twinkling display of hundreds of synchronous fireflies which typically don’t appear until well after 8 p.m.

The event is the brainchild of the staff at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, a nature and conservation school that has hosted the camp for the past three years. Education Director John Didiego said the event, designed for 4-9 year olds and their parents, offers the flexibility of one to three night stays, and the option of a parent remaining with the child at camp which is slated July 4-7 2017 . Only a few slots remain open on July 4, 2017.
The overnight camp for a child (ages 4-9) and one parent is $96 and each additional person is $48. For more info on the camp and a complete list of other Tremont child and adult programs, visit www.gssmit, or cll 865-448-6709.

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