The application deadline for the Great Smokies Experience has been extended to Friday, June 13, 2014.

This summer’s program will run from Friday, July 18 to Sunday, July 27, 2014. Please see our Website at Maryville College for more information and for the free, on-line application.  This innovative program is for high school juniors and seniors (as of September, 2014).  The total cost to participate is $1,495, which includes room, food, and all other student expenses during the class including transportation between Maryville College, Tremont, and other sites.

Our secure application is available now if you’re ready to apply.

The Great Smokies Experience is a one-of-a-kind partnership between Maryville College, The Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, and the Mountain Challenge Program.  It is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors, and successful participants will earn credit for a three-hour college class.  If you would like to learn more about us, be sure to visit our About page.

Meanwhile, this home page is full of useful things, like:

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Thanks for visiting and feel free to email me at doug.sofer[at] if you have any questions whatsoever about this program.

– Doug and the Great Smokies Experience Team

Students arrive at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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