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The Children’s Grand Adventure


The Adventure Begins

The memorable experiences that define The Children’s Grand Adventure range from simple to spectacular – and they occur in a setting that engages attendees throughout the trip’s entirety. Discoveries reveal themselves through both the orchestration of program directors, and the more sublime design of Mother Nature.

For more than a week, youngsters will explore Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Jackson Hole Town Square. They will encounter native wildlife, natural elements and unexpected teambuilding challenges.

Day one at The Children’s Grand Adventure is a period of both acclimation and inspiration. Guests are welcomed to their quarters at Teton Science School’s Jackson Campus and attend orientation. Later in the day, children take part in group-building games.

Often at dusk on day one, youngsters are invited to relax around a campfire along Fish Creek, where warmth radiates both from crackling flames and satisfied smiles. Many make s’mores for the first time – and taste sweet anticipation of the adventures that await in the days to come.

Let It Change You As It May

On day two of the Grand Adventure, within the jagged shadow of what may be called America’s most dramatic mountain range, participants hike one of Grand Teton National Park’s most popular routes, taking in the secluded beauty of Hidden Falls, the smooth-as-glass surface of Jenny Lake and a picture-perfect panoramic view from 7,200 feet at Inspiration Point.

Atop Inspiration Point, those among the Grand Adventure group are invited to take time to reflect as they write letters. Far from usual “summer camp” correspondence to the folks back home, these letters are written to unknown future Grand Adventure participants.

“Let go of everything.” “Bring sunscreen.” “I have a warm, fuzzy feeling inside me.” “Be ready for an awesome week and let it change you as it may.” These are just some of the words that jump off the pastel pages destined for those whose life journeys will soon take a positive turn from cancer, and rise to more rarefied air within one of the world’s most wondrous settings.

The route to dinner? A leisurely three-hour float on rafts, carried by the waters of Snake River.

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