Summer Program FAQs

Registration begins Wednesday, February 1 at 9:00 a.m.

Online Registration


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.

Financial assistance is available to local residents through our partnership with One22. One22 Resource Center is the Coordinator of Youth Enrichment Scholarships (YES), with major funding provided by the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and Teton Science Schools. Click here to learn more about One22 scholarships. Click here for financial assistance information.


Registration Policy




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


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.

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.

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.

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:

  1. Fill out this form completely in advance of course.  The form is necessary in advance to receive High School credit.
  2. Upon Satisfactory completion of your course, Teton Science Schools will send a transcript to the school noted on the form.
  3. After course completion, discuss with your school administrators if you can have these credits transferred and how they may be applied at your school.

To review our summer program policies, please click here.

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 paige.fishererin.solomon@tetonscience.org. Please also review our Summer Policies for more information about developmental readiness.

Travel Information


Information specific to each program’s arrival/departure details is provided on each program’s information sheet (linked below).


Kings of the Mountains

Jackson Hole Science Expeditions

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.


Financial Assistance