Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

This page is dedicated to providing information about the strategies that Teton Science Schools (TSS) has implemented to mitigate the impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19). As the understanding and available information are changing rapidly, this page will reflect any and all updates to our prevention efforts.

TSS COVID-19 Response

While many of our upcoming programs have been cancelled, summer camps and wildlife expeditions will be resuming in limited capacities. We are also pleased to offer numerous online opportunities for students, educators and schools through our Place Network and Professional Development and Consulting.

Please note all TSS staff and faculty are working remotely. Administrative offices are operating at reduced capacity and responding to emails and voicemails as quickly as possible.

We are continually reviewing and revising our COVID-19 Preparations Plan with current public health recommendations to protect staff and participant safety during any in-person programs running over the remainder of the summer. Please find our summer camp specific information here. We will notify registered participants with any program updates as soon as we are able. If you would like to be notified of specific program updates, please contact us and we will add you to the appropriate email lists.

If you are in a position to do so, please consider making a donation to TSS during these challenging times. Thank you.

Program Updates

Updated July 23, 2020
  • We are operating day camps for campers entering Grades 1-4 only.
    • Due to operational changes, we decided to replace all pre-existing Grades 1-4 camps with a single camp each week: Teton Junior Science School, for campers entering Grades 1-4. Teton Junior Science School will take place entirely on our Jackson Campus (700 Coyote Canyon Rd). Cost is $265 per week, Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information on TJSS, please visit our registration page.
    • For summer camp families: Please see our Day Camps Health & Safety FAQs document.
  • The following camps have been cancelled for the summer:
    • All Grades 5-9 day camps
    • All overnight teen summer camp programs (Kings of the Mountains, WOLVES, Ultimate Grand Teton Adventure, Jackson Hole Science Expedition and Grand Teton Pathfinders).
    • All TSS Early Childhood summer camps (Forest Kindergarten, Creative Preschoolers and PreK Adventures).
  • Please view our cancellation policies here.
  • Due to COVID-19, we are only offering private tours this summer so guests can comfortably enjoy the parks with their friend and family groups. We are offering special pricing to allow more guests to enjoy this opportunity. Please visit our wildlife tours page for more information.
  • All overnight, multi-day wildlife tours are cancelled through December 31, 2020.
  • Please view our cancellation policy here.
  • All TSS overnight, residential programming suspended through December 31, 2020. This includes¬†overnight teen summer camp programs (Kings of the Mountains, WOLVES, Ultimate Grand Teton Adventure, Jackson Hole Science Expedition and Grand Teton Pathfinders), residential visiting school group programs and multi-day wildlife tours.
  • The Murie Ranch will not offer daily interpretive tours to the public for the summer 2020 season.
  • All Front Porch Conversations have been cancelled.