4/12/2014

Kids in the GSM


The Great Smoky Mountains are very kid-friendly.  This is a place where you don't see kids on electronic devices (no cell-service in the park!).  You'll see kids being kids.  You'll see them in the river swimming, or floating down the river in a tube.  You may see them skipping rocks in the river or riding their bikes down mountain roads.  In other words, it will take you back to another time.  It definitely brings a smile to your face!
The GSM has wonderful programs for kids during the spring, fall, and summer.  They have a Junior Park Ranger Program that offers wonderful things for the kids to do to learn about the Park.  They have paired with UT to offer a "Smoky Mountain Field School".  
To learn more about what the Smokies have to offer kids, click here.

9 comments:

  1. And don't forget the memorable 6th grade overnight, week-long field trip to Tremont for the kids of East Tennessee! Highlight of elementary school. Do they still do that?

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    1. A lot of 5th Grades in "THE" county go for a few days. I completely forgot to mention how great the staff there is! I'm revising my post RIGHT NOW!!!

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    2. On second thought, no I'm not, because I'm using Tremont for my "T"!!! :D

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    3. I guess it was 6th grade for me back in the old days...before junior high became middle school! Totally enjoying your blog this month!

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  2. My kids LOVE being outdoors! State parks out great places for kids because they can be kids with all the outdoor activities that can be available. We haven't camped as a family in almost one year!!!! I'm looking forward to doing some soon :)

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  3. How nice, kids not plugged in and tuned out! We need pictures...hard to remember kids not glued to something electronic. Wish parents would limit the kids use of them. I fear it's not healthy. Here for a-z Traveling Suitcase A-Z

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  4. Cool with no cell service; a place where truly a kid ca be a kid!

    betty

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  5. My son-in-law prefers mountains over the beach. Perhaps I can persuade him to take a trip to the beach if we stop in the Smokies along the way. ;-)

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  6. I'm not one to Camp, but I would sure enjoy a leisurely day there.

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