Summer Program FAQs
No, use the SAME account each time you register your child every year.
Please select the “ Forgot your password?” link located under the login box and follow the instructions sent to your email to reset your password.
After 20 minutes of inactivity, your camp registration shopping cart will be emptied and you will be logged off.
Yes. Before adding any programs to your cart, create your account. When creating your account, add all children you plan to register. When you go to add a program to your cart, you will be prompted to choose which child to register for that program.
Only parents or legal guardians can register their children. At the time of registration, all forms need to be completed and signed by the legal guardian or parent.
Yes, anytime. Simply login here and then use the blue pencil icon to make any desired changes.
Only our registration and program directors will have your personal contact information, and will use it to communicate with you about your child’s experience and safety. We do not sell or share your personal information with any other agency, organization, business, or individual.
Confirmation will be emailed to the primary email on file once you complete your registration. Your invoices can be viewed in your account anytime.
Summer program cost is not a tax-deductible donation. For more detailed information, please consult your tax professional. Teton Science Schools’ tax ID number is on the receipt that came in your email confirmation.
We require full payment at the time of registration.
For cancellations and switching of programs please contact the Summer Program Office of Teton Science Schools: 307.734.3707. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellation Policy: If you would like to cancel a registration for your child, please call 307.734.3707. If your request to cancel is received 30 days or more prior to the start date of the program week, you will receive a 50% refund minus a $25.00 administrative fee. The administrative fee is charged per child, per program. A refund will not be issued if you cancel within 30 days of the start date of the program. Although we make every effort to adhere to our program schedule, extenuating circumstances may cause Teton Science Schools to cancel a program, in which case a full refund will be issued.
If my child cannot attend the program he/she is signed up for, can I transfer his registration to another child?
No, registrations for programs are non-transferable.
To be added to a waitlist when a class is full, click on the “Add to Waitlist” button for the program that interests you and add your name. If a space becomes available, you will receive an email or phone call from the Registration team. Let the Registrar office know within 24 hours what you decide.
At any time after adding your child to a waitlist, you will be able to see where they are on the list by logging in to your account and navigating to “My Activities.” Under the title of the waitlisted program, it will say “You are #X on the waitlist for this class.” This number will be updated if your child moves up on the waitlist.
We would like to accommodate as many participants as possible. However, we must limit group size to ensure participant safety.
Early childhood: Teton Science Schools adheres to state laws that limit the class size for preschool aged children based on the number of instructors.
Programs for children entering Grades 1-5: Capacity is based on vehicle passenger limitations and adult to child ratios. Middle School and High School programs are based on backcountry permits and vehicle usage.
Summer Program Information
Can I enroll a child whose age range or grade level is outside the parameter for a particular summer program?
As much as we understand that relatives or friends would like to be in the same program, groups are separated to ensure age-appropriate learning and activities. We do not allow you to register a child for a program if the child is outside of that program’s designated age range/grade level. Please note age requirements may be specifically listed for preschool programs.
Yes, however there is no discount in pricing for the missed days.
No. We will not be holding summer programs at the Teton Valley Campus this year due to program capacity and state licensing requirements.
My child would like to attend one of the 5th grade programs that have an overnight, but they do not want to participate in the overnight. What can we do?
The overnight camping experience is one of the unique features of these programs and is repeatedly hailed as the best part of the program! Unfortunately, we cannot make special travel arrangements or accommodations for kids who will not attend the overnight portion. If they cannot attend the overnight, they will not be able to attend departure day (Thursday) for the camping trip. They are welcome to rejoin the group when they return Friday afternoon to close out the week.
There would not be a refund for the missed program. You are welcome to register your child for subsequent programs based on availability.
Does my child need to be a student at Mountain Academy in order to participate in the summer programs at Teton Science Schools?
No. Teton Science Schools’ summer programs are open to the general public.
The roster for any particular program week is kept confidential for security purposes prior to the start of programs. Please contact the parent of your child’s friend directly.
A minimum of two: one summer instructor and one summer AmeriCorps member. There may be additional staff or counselors in training present depending on capacity week-to-week.
All instructors are at least 21 years of age, are trained Wilderness First Responders, have passed all background checks, are trained in Teton Science Schools risk management policies, and have vehicle training specific to our fleet of vehicles. AmeriCorps members co-teach with our instructors, and have all completed Teton Science Schools risk management training, vehicle training, and first aid/CPR certification.
The times of the program, where to meet, etc are included in the receipt that was generated and emailed at the time of registration. There is also a link on the email confirmation that will take you to the information sheet (travel info, how to prepare) and packing list (what to bring) for your programs. You will also receive a more detailed program outline at dropoff on the Monday of your child’s program week.
Parents will receive a schedule outline on the first day of the program week sharing an idea of the activities, locations, and themes the group will be exploring. The schedule is flexible and may change due to weather or the needs/interests of the group.
Can I or a family member tag along with my child at summer programs or meet at a certain location to pick up or drop off my child during the day?
No – programs are designed for children only. Additionally, the daily schedule for any program is purposely kept somewhat flexible, so that instructors can change plans based on variations in weather, adapt to the needs or interests of the group, spend time at an unexpected wildlife viewing, or take advantage of any teachable opportunities that may surface. This built-in flexibility makes meeting up logistically difficult – if your child cannot attend a portion of the day, needs to be dropped off late, or needs to be picked up early, we ask that they do not come that day.
Day programs are weekday programs where kids are dropped off in the morning and picked up in the afternoon. A few of the “day” programs for 5th grades include a one-night camping trip during the week. By contrast, students enrolled in overnight programs are with Teton Science Schools for meals and lodging for the entire date range of the program. These programs are for 7th-12th grades only and range in length from ten days to four weeks. Restrooms and accommodations are gender specific.
Unfortunately, no – we are not equipped to provide supervision, lodging, or meals prior to or after an overnight program.
Jackson Hole Science Expeditions (Gr. 11-12) and Grand Teton Pathfinders (Gr. 9-12) qualifies for 0.5 Carnegie Units of High School credit (80 hours) from Teton Science Schools Journeys School. The grading system is Satisfactory (S): Student has completed all course requirements for class or Unsatisfactory (U): Student has not completed all course requirements for class so no credit earned.
To receive High School Credit:
- Fill out this form completely in advance of course. The form is necessary in advance to receive High School credit.
- Upon Satisfactory completion of your course, Teton Science Schools will send a transcript to the school noted on the form.
- After course completion, discuss with your school administrators if you can have these credits transferred and how they may be applied at your school.
You will see specific age ranges listed on the registration page based on your child’s birthday to help you choose the appropriate age group. Note that all children must be potty trained in order to participate in programs.
If you would like to discuss your child’s readiness for any given program, please contact Paige FisherErin Solomon at email@example.com. Please also review our Summer Policies for more information about developmental readiness.
Information specific to each program’s arrival/departure details is provided on each program’s information sheet (linked below).
In your confirmation email, you will receive a link to the travel form which we ask for you to complete and submit once travel is secured. You will be able to pay your shuttle fees there if applicable. Please have a PDF version of your child’s flight itinerary and unaccompanied minor fee receipt to upload to the form as well as any contact information for people picking up your child at the end of the program.
No. We will not be holding summer programs at the Teton Valley Campus this year due to program capacity and state licensing requirements.
Each overnight program has arrival and departure travel windows in order to streamline arrival and departure days. We provide complimentary shuttles for flights landing and departing during those windows. For liability reasons, we cannot allow participants to arrive outside of the travel window on arrival day and wait at the airport for us, or be dropped off early on departure day to wait for a flight past the end of the travel window. Additionally, if your child is flying as an unaccompanied minor, airlines require our staff to be present when the plane lands or takes off.
We incur extra staffing and vehicle costs when making trips outside of our travel windows, which is why we ask for the extra shuttle fee. We choose not to include this cost in our overall program tuition in order to keep the cost down for the majority of participants. Thanks for your understanding.
If you are planning to have your minor child fly by themselves to Jackson, you may be charged an additional fee by the airline when you book your ticket, usually around $150 each way, but fees can vary. Whether you are charged this fee depends on the airline and your comfort level with your child traveling alone. For a fee, all airlines will provide the service for any minor regardless of age if you request it, but it is mandatory for certain ages depending on the airline. Additionally, some airlines have placed restrictions on the type of flight for which they will allow unaccompanied minors (ie. can’t be on a connecting flight or the last flight of the day). Please call the airline if you are unsure of their requirements or fees.
- Unaccompanied minor service is mandatory for:
- Delta, American Airlines, US Airways: 14 years old or younger.
- United: 15 years old or younger.
We understand that families sometimes face economic challenges and must make difficult choices. We strongly believe that all children should be able to participate in a summer programs at Teton Science Schools. We don’t want any child to miss out on this opportunity because of cost. Friends of Teton Science Schools have donated funds that allow us to provide financial assistance to families. Awards are based on demonstrated need and available funds. Awards will vary from family to family.
Important information: If you are a full time, year-round resident of Teton County, Wyoming, and your child is entering grades K-6 in September of 2020, please contact One22 in Jackson, Wyoming at (307) 739-4500 to set up an appointment to discuss and apply for financial aid.
If the above information does not apply to you, please follow the steps below to apply for financial assistance.
- Awards are only for Summer Programs at the Jackson and Kelly Campuses (Entering 1st-12th grades)
- Requests for financial assistance are limited to two programs per child.
- At this time, scholarships are not available for Teton Valley Community School Summer Programs.
- A separate application is required for each child.
- Submit an online application here. Please note that programs with a tuition of $500 or more require submission of your 2022 tax return.
- Within 1 business day of receiving your application, we will send you a coupon code to register online for your selected programs. You will be required to pay a program deposit of $100 per program. This will hold your space in the programs while we review your financial assistance application.
- Teton Science Schools will review your application and notify you of your award in 2-4 weeks by email or phone. You will have 1 week to accept or deny the award. If you choose to accept the award, please call Registration at 307-734-3707.
- If you should accept the award that is granted, the $100 deposit will be applied towards cost of the program. If you do not accept the award amount, the $100 will be refunded.
- You will then receive an email with a link to your Teton Science Schools account, where you will be able to complete all required forms for your child and pay the balance due.