We’re creating new pathways for people to experience the wonder of nature.


We’re Expanding Our Educational Offerings.

Tremont currently programs out of National Park-owned facilities. Our on-site accommodations are optimized for large student groups that come for multi-night programs. Yet, space is limited and programs fill quickly; and we are limited in our expansion within the protected lands of the National Park.

The second campus will increase capacity, providing a more comfortable and intentional living space for kids and adults.

Our mission is to connect people with nature, so it’s our responsibility to address barriers that prevent equitable access to spending time outdoors or receiving the health benefits that time in nature provides.

The new campus will not only allow us to welcome more visitors through increased capacity, but it will also provide us with opportunities to offer new programs that allow a diverse group of new visitors to build connections to place and to each other.

With the expansion of day programs, we will offer workforce development for educators or trade and industry professionals, board retreats and meeting space for local organizations, and serve many other groups looking for a unique learning and team-building experience.

The second campus activity center will have various spaces for guests to chat, relax and learn.

The Council House at Tremont’s original campus is a meeting space that inspires conversation. Modeled on a Cherokee pattern, this open-air structure is the perfect place to begin and end our programs.

Our first phase of development lays the foundation for future programming. It includes:

  • An activity center that includes classrooms, a conference space, casual gathering spaces, and dining facilities
  • Dorms that house up to 88 people, designed with kids and adults in mind
  • Covered outdoor gathering spaces, including a pavilion and Council House
  • Visible water and electric infrastructure systems to be used as a passive or active teaching tool
  • Food production in common spaces
  • Housing for our full-time on-site teaching team

Just as we do in the Smokies, we’ll use the land itself as a tool for exploration, curiosity, and discovery.

Support our work through the Keystone Campaign.

We invite you to be a part of our journey. When you choose to support the Keystone Campaign, you are investing in critical education for our future.