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Great Smoky Mountains Aquatic Biology and Fishing Adventure
June 20-25, 2016

Applications are now being received for the fifth annual Trout Unlimited Great Smoky Mountains 2016 Trout Adventure Camp for middle school-age girls and boys. The Tennessee Council of Trout Unlimited sponsors the event.

Summer Camp 2016 is designed to give kids an awareness, appreciation and understanding of the importance of our nation’s aquatic resources with an emphasis on conservation, protection and restoration of coldwater ecosystems. Participants will learn about stream ecology, brook trout restoration, stream physics and water chemistry, fishing etiquette and aquatic entomology. They will fish with fly fishing pros, learn how to tie flies with fly tying experts; and they will enjoy many other activities including hiking, learning how to cast using a fly rod, and learn essential fly fishing knots. Swimming, basketball and other activities will also be available.

Tremont Institute is in Walker Valley on the banks of Little River’s Middle Prong, a coldwater stream-containing brook, brown and rainbow trout. Facilities include dormitories, dining hall, classrooms, outdoor meeting shelters, bookstore/gift shop and full-time professional staff.

Summer Camp 2016 will begin on Monday afternoon, June 20, and end at noon Saturday, June 25. Boys and girls 12 to 15 years old as of June 15 are eligible to apply. Trout Unlimited will accept a total of 14 participants. Tuition is $495. A minimum of two girls is required, and applicants should be in good physical condition. Applicants need not be Tennessee residents.

For more information visit or contact John R. Thurman by calling (865) 494-7771.