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FEATURES 26 — SPRING CLEAN YOUR CAREER
Career overhauls start by upleveling your brand, your desires, and your skills. By Deb Barracato
A Note From the Editor
Mountain Style BACK IN THE SADDLE Essential fitness gear for mommy-and-me outings.
GET YOUR “COOL” ON Sweet, cool treats from both sides of the hill.
In the Garden THEME GARDENS Digging the dirt with purpose.
Conscientious Cook POWER BOWLS Healthy and sustaining one-bowl energy meals.
Ask the Expert THE BATTLE TO BREATHE EASY Alternative allergy treatments for real results.
Cabin Fever THROWBACK SUMMER CRAFTS New-school takes on wearable ’80s crafts.
On the Cover: Jackson Hole Foodie’s protein-packed power bowls energize summer adventures. Photo by Paulette Phlipot
CONTINUING EDUCATION Prevent the summer slide with a no-stress summer “curriculum.” By Jeannette Boner
2017 SUMMER CAMP GUIDE We did the work. You choose the fun. 4
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A note from the EDITOR Letter to Barron Trump.” She acknowledges the difficulties he will encounter as the son of the President and First Lady, she urges him to play outside when things get “too noisy or complicated,” and she reminds him that “trees are good listeners.”
In the wake of a volatile political storm and with spring’s promise for new beginnings, I’m wondering how Teton families are faring. Now, I’m not talking about the implications of possible shifts in health care or education funding (although I realize their importance and I’m right there with ya). But rather—how are your emotions holding up? (Frankly, mine are shot.) Over the past few months, I’ve had heated conversations with friends, I’ve dodged bullets on Facebook, and I’ve had long talks with my kids who come home from school asking if a “bad guy” is running our country and why people hate Hillary Clinton. I’m realizing that, after all of our ranting and raving (no matter where you stand), it’s the children’s feelings that are drowned out in the scuffle. For them, a divided country—even if they don’t immediately recognize it—is scary. There’s no warm-fuzzy in fear, anger, and hate.
So therein lies our takeaway. As a community of people whose lives revolve around the outdoors, we need to unify ourselves by embracing what feeds our souls the most: nature. (And I’m hoping this edition of Teton Family will help you with that.) Use nature to dissolve the net of political tension that has blanketed our country. After all, your bike doesn’t care who you voted for; the bears will awaken, regardless of which party has control of the House; and your children will always choose walks in the forest over the NBC Nightly News. Winters are long and life is too short to forget the very reason why we live here. C’mon Teton neighbors! Gather your undies (which may be in a bunch) and get outside!
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Jeannette Boner creates a sweet little Teton life for her family. Having worked as a publisher, editor, business owner, and journalist, Jeannette now focuses her attention on family and freelance writing. When she’s not weaving together local stories, she can be found along the trails and slopes with her kids, her dog, and her man.
Feeling grateful for a life full of friends and family, Andrea Swedberg enjoys the outdoors on bike, skis, and hockey skates. If she’s not in the kitchen baking to her heart’s content, she’s playing with her daughter and friends in the water, on the dirt, or in the snow.
A Texas native, Kate Hull moved to Teton Valley in 2012. Her work has appeared in Women’s Health, Texas Monthly, Teton Valley Magazine, TASTE of Sun Valley, and Teton Home and Living, to name a few. When she’s not writing, Kate can be found exploring her surrounding Teton mountain home with her husband, Kenny, and cattle dog, June.
Erin Burnham has worked at MD Nursery since moving to Teton Valley in 2001. For her, garden-center work fills the time between ski seasons. After fifteen-plus years in the business, Erin continues to learn by testing her trade at her home garden. She lives in Victor with her husband, son, and yellow Lab.
Deb Barracato visited a friend in the Tetons 23 years ago and never left. She appreciates the flexible lifestyle that her work-from-home career allows. Deb works as an eLearning content developer, freelance writer, and editor. Her free time is spent building quality memories with her son, Nathan.
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Jonah Lisa Dyer is a screenwriter (Hysteria, 2011, and Away and Back, 2015) and author (The Season, Viking Children’s, 2016). She loves hiking, bonfires, knitting, and reading—preferably in that order and with a piece of pie somewhere in the lineup. She lives in Teton Valley with her husband/ writing partner and their two children.
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BACK in the SADDLE A Mommy-and-Me Gear Guide By Christina Shepherd McGuire // Photographs by Ryan Dorgan
et’s face it—new moms need to be master multitaskers in order to satiate their brood. And after months of tending baby, kids, and everyone else, it’s prime time to put a little sanity back on your plate. Let’s see—the baby bump is, well, um, starting to recede and early toddlerhood has permitted you a loosening of the reins. Seems like it’s time for you to take your activity level up a notch! But let’s get real. It’s not like you can just ditch your kid and start training for a marathon. Instead, you need to carve out space in your schedule, plan things around naptime, and take your child along! Think of it like this: yoga has now become a “team sport,” running and biking requires more cargo, and hiking simply warrants a heavier pack. (C’mon, you used to lead NOLS courses and carry an 80-pound pack. You’ve got this!) And, while a fitness timeout still requires some multitasking, there’s gear to help you ease the transition and have you looking good while you’re at it. tf
ON THE BIKE Numbers correspond to descriptions on page 9.
ON THE MAT Numbers correspond to descriptions on pages 9 and 11.
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ON THE BIKE 1 - Thule Chariot Cougar 1 Shortly after your kid’s birth (and well into toddlerhood), the Chariot multisport trailer quickly becomes your fifth appendage. The Chariot goes from stroller to bike trailer to ski mode with a few simple attachments and folds easily to stow in your trunk. Plus, with a Chariot in tow, naptime goes mobile! Available at Hoback Sports, Habitat, and Fitzgerald’s Bicycles. $689.95 MSRP 2 - Smith Rover Helmet Pedal away in style with Smith’s Rover Helmet. This fully ventilated mountain bike helmet, with adjustable fit system, won’t have you looking like a lollipop. And its targeted zonal impact technology gives safety piece of mind. Available at Hoback Sports, Wilson Backcountry Sports, and Habitat. $150 MSRP 3 - Shredly Mountain Bike Short Long and YogaCham I hate to say it’s all about the clothing, but in this case, it is! Shredly’s mountain bike shorts always turn heads. Plus, postpartum mommies will like the contoured waistband with adjustable inner tabs and the longer length (featured here). Pair them with Shredly’s YogaCham. Complete with a low-rise, thick elastic waistband that doesn’t cut you in two, it’s the low-pro Cadillac of all chamois pads! Available at Hoback Sports, Wilson Backcountry Sports, and Habitat. Short: $100 MSRP Cham: $65 MSRP 4 - Shredly All-in-One Jersey Shredly’s All-in-One jersey wicks moisture, increases airflow, and provides just the right amount of coverage (with a shirttail hem), while still staying true to feminine lines. Available at Hoback Sports, Wilson Backcountry Sports, and Habitat. $55 MSRP 5 - Dakine Session Pack Dakine’s Session Pack, with internal organizer compartments and external attachment straps, just might be the comfiest diaper bag you own. Plus, it doubles as your water bottle, because moms need sippy cups too! Available at Hoback Sports and Habitat. $85 MSRP 6 - Dakine Covert Bike Glove Dakine’s minimalist Covert Bike gloves give you full finger protection, while allowing touchscreen compatibility (in case you need to field that unexpected call from school). Available at Hoback Sports and Habitat. $25 MSRP 7 - LeTop Tunic Tank and Leggings Available as a set at Teton Kids. $46.99 MSRP ON THE MAT 8 - Prana Roxanne Printed Legging Prana’s Roxanne Printed Legging offers discreet style for brand-new moms. It’s made with their most supportive compression performance fabric, featuring a mid rise that tames the muffin top and a pattern that adds a camo effect. Available at Teton Mountaineering and Yostmark Mountain Equipment. $79 MSRP 9 - Prana Revere Tank and Elixir Bra Still nursing? No problem. Just pair the loose-fitting Revere Tank with
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ON THE TRAIL Numbers correspond to descriptions on page 11.
the adjustable racerback Elixir Bra (not pictured). The bra’s removable modesty cups won’t show leaks. Plus, layering provides a level of discreetness in class and out. Available at Teton Mountaineering and Yostmark Mountain Equipment. Tank: $35 MSRP Bra: $49 MSRP 10 - My OM Little Yoga Mat Bonnie Blasetti-Clendon designed her toddler-size yoga mat (ages 0 to 4) to foster independence for kids who want to “do it myself.” This hypoallergenic mat is also free of phthalates, lead, and heavy metals and is printed with eco-friendly ink. (Doll-size mats also available.) Available at myomlittleyogamat.com. $22.80 MSRP Use promo code LOVE15 for a 15% discount! 11 - Nuu Muu Kids Dress A pint-size version of the women’s Nuu Muu exercise dress, this kid’s dress is a play dress that she can actually play in! The dress’s stain resistant fabric and silk-like comfiness make it a summer staple for outdoor fun and indoor chillin’. Sewn in the USA. (Pictured with Jojo Maman Bébé leggings.) Available at Teton Kids. Dress: $46.99 MSRP Leggings: $18.99 12 - BabyBump Fitness Ball The BabyBump Fitness Ball is a pre- and post-partum fitness ball, a soothing rocking chair, a toddler chair, and an adult desk chair all in one. Designed by Jackson Hole local Sarah Drake, these latex-, bpa-, and phlatate-free balls have six peg legs for stability. Available at baby-bump.com. $39.99 MSRP ON THE TRAIL 13 - Deuter Kid Comfort Air Backpack Rated one of the top three backpacks for carrying kids by BabyGearLab, this pack from Deuter provides maximum ventilation for the wearer and “air-conditioning” technology for the child. Complete with a height adjustable footrest, back length adjustment, a kickstand, storage compartments, and more. This pack makes kid carrying—well—a little more comfy. Sunshade also an option. Available at Backcountry Baby. $239 MSRP 14 - Shredly Multisport Short Shredly’s Multisport Short has all the bells and whistles of their mountain bike short, minus the chamois and the adjustable waist. Go from trail to paddleboard to a night on the town in these bad boys. (But don’t forget to call a sitter!) Available at Hoback Sports, Wilson Backcountry Sports, and Habitat. $85.00 MSRP 15 - Prana Mika Top This double layer racerback top performs nicely on the trail, with its recycled poly and organic cotton-blended fabric. Plus, the shirring on the neck and the bubble hem detail lend the top a conservative style. Available at Teton Mountaineering and Yostmark Mountain Equipment. $65.00 MSRP 16 - Sunday Afternoons Kids’ Poppy Hat The epitome of form, function, and style, Sunday Afternoons nailed it with their crushable ribbon sun hat. This hat goes from the backpack to head in seconds and the added ribbon tie allows you to customize the fit as your little one grows. SPF 50. Available at Backcountry Baby. $26 MSRP
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GET YOUR “COOL” ON By Jonah Lisa Dyer Photography by Bradly J. Boner
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isitors from many other parts of the country are shocked to discover that most homes in the Tetons don’t have central air conditioning. So, when the temperature spikes in the mountains, we go old school: open the windows, turn on a fan, and grab a frozen treat! And here’s where the grabbing is best …
IN THE HOLE Moo’s Gourmet Ice Cream can’t be beat in the state of Wyoming. Literally! Moo’s Wild Huckleberry ice cream holds the title of “Best Dessert in the State” by Trip Advisor, Business Insider, and The Food Network. Moo’s uses over 20 gallons of wild, handpicked huckleberries each season. You can find their homemade ice cream at their parlor on Jackson Town Square, in various Jackson restaurants, and in the freezer case at nearly every local grocery store. Liberty Burger has milkshakes for the entire family. The kids will love the Nutella and Graham Cracker shake or their top-seller, Sticky Situation, a decadent blend of peanut butter, chocolate, and caramel. But the real treats at this joint are the adult milkshakes WITH A KICK! The Ice Cream Sandwich milkshake contains Oreos and Bailey’s Irish Cream and the Orange Julius is made from orange juice and citrus-infused vodka. Remember the ice cream truck? Well, in the Tetons we have the Nom Nom Doughnut Truck instead. Nom Nom serves ice cream in a doughnut cone that is so good you’ll be driving all over town looking for them. Catch their truck on both sides of the hill at Music on Main (Thursday evenings in the Victor City Park), The People’s Market (Wednesday evenings at the base of Snow King Mountain), and at every Jackson Hole Live music event. Sophisticated palates enjoy CoCo Love’s handcrafted gelato and sorbet made by the Gelato World Cup first-place winner, Oscar Ortega. His coconut gelato is a local favorite, but he’s currently perfecting his chocolate, in an effort to retain his title. Coco Love also serves the perfect frozen pick-me-up: a traditional affogato made with stracciatella (vanilla gelato with chocolate drizzle) and espresso. The Eskimo Bar at the Snake River Grill is the piece de resistance of Jackson frozen treats, so popular that the The Food Network featured it on “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” They start with a layer of Sharffen Berger chocolate brownie, add a layer of housemade vanilla bean ice cream, then dip the whole thing in chocolate sauce that hardens to a thin, crispy shell. Top that with a side of warm, rich caramel sauce for a treat you’ll never forget! IN TETON VALLEY Old-fashioned soda fountains are the way to go in Idaho and, luckily, you can pick from a pair. At the Victor Emporium, their World Famous Huckleberry Milkshake has been putting smiles on faces for over 25 years. Locally handpicked huckleberries and Idaho Falls’ own Farr’s vanilla ice cream make this treat worth your time (and time again). And their extra thick straws ensure a huge burst of berries in every sip. In Driggs, the classic Lime Freeze has topped the menu board at Corner Drug since the 1950s. But don’t ask Sally for the recipe. It’s a well-guarded secret. Yelp rated Forage Bistro in Driggs “The Best Restaurant in Idaho” in 2016 (rightfully so). Chef Lisa Hanley’s homemade artisanal ice cream and vegan sorbet surely helped win that spot. Lemon and lavender, fig and honey, and vanilla and orange, with bits of chocolate, all make up the amazing flavor combinations you’ll find on their seasonal menu. Whether you’re visiting from out of town or are a longtime local, there are plenty of choices for edible ways to beat the mountain heat. tf Summer 2017 ¤ Teton Family
By Erin Burnham // Illustrations by Stacey Walker Oldham
themed garden is a creative approach to out-of-the-box gardening that can also eliminate the dilemma of deciding where to start and what to plant. A theme garden doesn’t have to take over your entire property, nor does it all need to happen in one season. Phew! This type of garden is an excellent springtime project to tackle with children, or for anyone wanting to make a big statement in a little space. The following ideas can be scaled down or expanded on, depending on space, time, and energy. Make it easy by creating a hummingbird garden out of just a few plants in a big deck planter. Or go big (while also filling your belly) by installing a whole raspberry patch as your snack garden. And it doesn’t have to end with my suggestions below. Theme gardens are limited only by your imagination.
Early Native Americans traditionally planted corn, squash, and beans together. These three crops grew so well planted next to each other that they became known as the “Three Sisters.” Today, this classic example of companion gardening, where each plant helps another, shows the benefits of mindful gardening. The corn stalks provide a trellis for the beans to climb; the beans fixate nitrogen in the soil for the corn and squash; and the squash provides shade protection for the soil of the beans and corn, while also discouraging pests with their spiny stems. Growing a Three Sisters garden is a 16
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great opportunity to teach kids about plant codependency and the importance of growing your own food. The Plants Corn: Choose any short-season variety or buy starts from a garden center, like MD Nursery in Driggs or Twigs in Jackson. Beans: Pole beans are traditional, but bush beans work well, too. Try heirloom purple or yellow varieties for something different. Squash: Zucchini and yellow summer squash are the best bets for our region. (But you may have to cover them, come fall.) The Set-Up This garden is a great one for kids because the plants grow fast and grow big! Also, the seeds themselves are relatively large and easy for little hands to handle and plant. This garden needs its own spot with good soil and full sun. These veggies also like their soil warm, so wait until the first or second week of June to start. To begin, build up a gently sloping mound of soil. Incorporate granular organic vegetable fertilizer into the soil. Plant the corn seeds or starts in the center. Wait a couple of weeks until the corn has grown about six inches, and then surround the corn with bean seeds, sowed directly into the prepared area. Next, plant the squash starts or seeds around the corn and beans, on the sloping edge of the mound.
Feeling hungry? Just walk out to your snack garden and forage for a few berries or veggies. The suggested plantings below require little or no chopping, washing, cooking, or fuss. Plus, snacks from the garden don’t come in plastic wrappers and are 100 percent healthy! But the best part is the flavor. Homegrown food just tastes better! From vine to mouth, with little or no prep, this garden fits the bill for a busy family. After their long migration from Central America and Mexico, hummingbirds are ready to eat! So why not delight your summer senses with a backyard hummingbird haven? With their long beaks, hummingbirds sip nectar from flowers and the sugar content in the nectar keeps them coming back for more. The following plants provide a great alternative to the traditional feeder, while also enhancing the hummingbirds’ habitat. The Plants Most of these flowers can be found at your local garden center as starts or in seed form. Bee balm Dianthus Salvia Nicotiana Honeysuckle Callibrachoa Penstemon Nepeta Jupiter’s beard Verbena The Set-Up Hummingbirds need safe perches to rest upon, such as trees and shrubs. A nearby water source, like a birdbath or fountain, is also important. Hummingbirds are insectivores, feeding on tiny insects such as aphids, thrips, and spiders. So in addition to being aesthetically pleasing, creating a hummingbird habitat will also benefit your garden by keeping pests at bay.
The Plants My must-haves include snap peas and cherry tomatoes, but any or all of these veggies would make fine garden picks. Apples Sugar snap or snow peas Broccoli Berries: strawberries, raspberries, currants, Carrots Radishes gooseberries, or serviceberries Cherry tomatoes The Set-Up This idea is very flexible depending on your existing garden infrastructure and how deep you want to dive. Most veggies will perform best in a raised bed in full sun. Tomatoes grow well in big containers like an EarthBox™, in a greenhouse, or even in a used plastic nursery pot. Strawberries and raspberries need a patch of their own to sprawl. And berry bushes and apple trees can be planted within your existing landscaping or set apart by themselves. This summer, use your theme garden as a grocery store, as a habitat source, or as a classroom. By experimenting and pushing the boundaries (of both your garden and yourself), you’ll experience the joy in growing something non status quo. tf
QUICK AND DIRTY GARDENING BASICS —
• Location, location, location. Most veggie and fruiting plants will need
growth stage, and location. Generally, the larger the roots (trees), the less
at least six hours of full sun daily. Perennials and annuals are more
frequent watering they will need. A tiny root system (a germinating seed)
will need more frequent watering. Water early in the morning to allow the
• Soil prep. Healthy soil yields healthy plants. Adding compost will feed your soil and, in turn, feed your plants. Do this yearly in veggie gardens
foliage to dry during the day and for less waste from evaporation. • Feeding. A yearly application of fertilizer in the spring will help keep
and upon planting perennials, shrubs, and trees. Choose a quality
plants vigorous and healthy. Some veggies like beans, squash, corn,
potting mix for planters. And go organic for veggies!
and tomatoes are heavy feeders and may need additional organic
• Seed and Plant Selection. Pick seeds with shorter “days to harvest” on the label. Plant fresh seeds from the current year each season. Select
fertilizer throughout the growing season. • Be watchful. A quick check every few days for bugs or other issues
perennials, shrubs, and trees known to grow well in our area and that
will help spot trouble before it gets out of control. Keep an eye on the
are USDA zoned 2 to 4.
weather and cover tender plants with frost cloth when a temperature
• Watering. Watering needs will vary depending on your plant selection,
dip is predicted.
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POWER BOWLS One-bowl meals to fuel summer adventures
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M i x I t Up: Use brown rice, forbidden rice, quinoa, or freekeh instead of farro. Substitute any kind of milk you like. Use blueberries or raspberries in place of huckleberries. Sub toasted walnuts, pistachios, or almonds and sweeten with maple syrup or fruit butters, instead of honey.
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bowl provides the perfect vessel for presenting a meal that is simultaneously healthy and sustaining, yet simple and undemanding. Food just tastes better when eaten from a bowl! It’s true. In fact, psychologists have found that digging into a bowl full of food just makes you feel more satiated, especially if it’s filled to the brim. That must be why the first step in all my quintessentially summery bowl recipes is to grab my favorite bowl—a handmade, one-of-a-kind, ceramic piece that’s as deep as it is wide. Next, I rummage through the fridge and pantry for food that fits my mood. I don’t want to heat up the kitchen or get all fussy with too many ingredients because, well, IT’S SUMMER! Cooking should be breezy and easy in the summer, so I make the most of what I pull from the garden, find in my CSA box, or haul home from the farmer’s market. My favorite power bowls have a satisfying whole grain base. Why grains? I happen to love the toothsome texture of whole grains, as it makes the perfect bed for building a bowl meal. Plus, three servings of whole grains per day are recommended for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease prevention. (Want to fend off dementia with food? Yeah, I thought so.) And they satisfy summer hunger like no plain old salad can. There’s a whole world of grains to discover that go far beyond quinoa and brown rice —think farro and freekeh (an ancient roasted supergrain), amaranth and barley, and my new favorite: forbidden rice. In the morning, I love a comforting bowl of farro with almond milk, seasonal berries, and nuts. Later in the day, my bowl cries out for something green, something pickled, and a good dollop of protein. A luscious sauce brings it all together and a flavor-packed, nutrient-dense topping adds texture and crunch. Summer power bowls require a bit of advance planning. If I stock the fridge and freezer with pre-cooked grains, jars of sauces, and quick-pickled veggies ahead of time, I won’t have to turn on the oven or stove later. When hunger strikes, all I need to do is grab my favorite bowl, assemble, and enjoy. Don’t forget that these beautiful bowl meals are designed to be portable, too. So take that bowl outside and dig in under the summer sky. tf *Note: For on-the-go meals, all grains can be cooked ahead of time. Cooked grains will store in the fridge for up to four days or in the freezer for up to three months. Just heat, combine, and serve.
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1 cup farro, semi-pearled, cooked according to package directions 1/4 cup almond milk 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup hazelnuts, skinned, chopped, and toasted 1/2 tablespoon raw honey 1/2 cup huckleberries, fresh or frozen Place cooked farro in a bowl. Stir in almond milk, cinnamon, and olive oil. Top with hazelnuts, honey, and huckleberries.
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M i x I t Up: Use any grain you like. Instead of pickled carrots, use kimchi from a jar and raw carrot ribbons. Sub baby spinach for arugula and add crumbled nori, toasted 460Bread crumbs, or crumbled bacon as a topping.
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WITH AVOCADO CILANTRO DRESSING — 1 cup brown rice, cooked according to package directions FOR THE AVOCADO CILANTRO DRESSING:
1 cup quinoa, cooked according to package directions 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup shredded kale (steamed, sautéed, or raw) 1/4 cup Quick Pickled Carrots 1 hard boiled egg, sliced 1 cup arugula 1 dollop Avocado Cilantro Dressing 2 tablespoons Crispy Cumin Spiced Chickpeas
Place one cup each brown rice and quinoa in the bottom of a bowl. Top with cherry tomatoes, kale, pickled carrots, hard-boiled egg, and a handful of arugula. Add a generous dollop of dressing and sprinkle with chickpeas.
FOR THE QUICK PICKLED CARROTS:
1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 cups carrots, shaved into long pieces with a vegetable peeler
Place rice vinegar, sugar, and salt in a bowl and stir to dissolve. Add carrots and let sit for at least an hour. Keep for up to seven days in the fridge. 20
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1 half an avocado 1/4 cup full fat yogurt 1/2 cup water 1 cup cilantro leaves and stems 1 small garlic clove 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse to combine.
FOR THE CRISPY CUMIN SPICED CHICKPEAS:
2 cups cooked chickpeas (fresh or canned) 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon coriander 1/2 teaspoon salt
Dehydrate cooked chickpeas on a baking sheet in a 200ºF oven until crispy (about 3 hours). Toss with olive oil, spices, and salt. Bake at 350ºF for an additional 15 minutes, or until brown and toasty.
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1 cup forbidden rice, cooked according to package directions 1 cup shredded carrots (use a vegetable peeler for longer shreds) 1/4 cup Quick-Pickled Onions and Jalapeños 1/2 cup cooked, sliced chicken sausage (Thai-spiced is preferred) 1 cup mustard greens 2 tablespoons Hot Chili Mayo 1/4 cup chopped toasted cashews 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (mint, cilantro, basil, or a mixture of all 3)
Place one cup of forbidden rice in the bottom of bowl. Top with sliced carrots, Quick-Pickled Onions and Jalapeños, chicken sausage, a handful of greens, and drizzle with mayo. Top with cashews and chopped herbs.
FOR THE HOT CHILI MAYO:
2/3 cup vegan or traditional mayonnaise 2 green onions, finely chopped 1 tablespoon hot chili sauce (Sriracha or Sambal Oelek)
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Mix mayo, green onions, and chili sauce with a spoon. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks.
FOR THE QUICK-PICKLED ONIONS AND JALAPEÑOS:
1 red onion, thinly sliced 1 cup sliced jalapeños 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Place the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Stir to dissolve. Add red onion and jalapeños. Let sit for at least an hour. Keep for up to seven days in the fridge.
*Note: For on-the-go meals, all grains can be cooked ahead of time. Cooked grains will store in the fridge for up to four days or in the freezer for up to three months. Just heat, combine, and serve.
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M i x I t Up: Use any rice you like. Swap Napa cabbage or kimchi from a jar for the onions and jalapeño. Sub leftover sliced steak, tofu, or grilled fish for the sausage. Top with toasted almonds, peanuts, or a generous sprinkle of black sesame seeds instead.
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THE BATTLE TO BREATHE EASY Exploring Alternative Allergy Treatments
very spring, our immune system gets ready for battle—standing guard against allergens and waiting to defend our bodies at all costs. These irritants come in different types of sneaky disguises that are harmless to some, but unwelcomed to nearly 26 million Americans. Some are seasonal, like spring and summertime pollens, and others are daily encounters, like dust, pet dander, and foods. To sufferers, the symptoms are all too familiar: red, itchy eyes; a puffy, runny nose; and countless sneezing attacks—the immune system’s way of trying to rid the body of pesky intruders. All we can do is attempt to alleviate the annoyance. But how? Over-the-counter or prescription medicines can reduce symptoms, but sometimes the results, or lack thereof, are as frustrating as the symptoms themselves. In fact, according to a report by the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, one third of allergy sufferers reported that their prescriptions just don’t work. Cue natural remedies, such as: Ayurveda, acupuncture, Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET), and a change in nutrition. Scoff you may, but many have nixed pills and sprays for a more holistic approach that, for them, has provided a welcomed solution. As a lifelong seasonal sneezer myself, I took a deep dive into the world of alternative allergy treatments to see what other sufferers swear by, in the hopes of saying “sayonara” to another sniffy and snotty season. The Freak Out An allergen is typically a non-toxic substance, like pollen, that causes an inappropriate response by your immune system. And while some experience only mild discomfort, others deal with debilitating symptoms that affect everyday life (it sucks when wildflowers become your worst enemy). If you’ve noticed your allergies seem to have worsened and/or are starting earlier, you aren’t imaging things. Quest Diagnostics, a clinical laboratory and diagnostic information company, conducted the largest study of allergy patients in the United States to date, titled “Allergies Across America” (2011). The four-year study looked at over 2 million patients, from newborns to those 70 years of age, who were tested by Quest Diagnostics from 2005 to 2008. Their findings showed that the number of allergy patients increased by 19 percent over the four-year period, while the overall sensitization rate grew
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by 5.8 percent, proving that allergy season is getting longer, and affecting more and more people. The increased span of seasonal allergies could be an indicator of the global warming hypothesis. Science shows that as the earth gets warmer, pollen stays around longer. And, according to the National Center for Environmental Information, 2015 was the warmest year to date. Getting to the Root Okay fellow sufferers, while it’s not what we want to hear, there is no instant fix to your pollen-induced symptoms. Daily pills, like Zyrtec and Claritin, may suppress them, but alternative practices go for the root cause, and begin by examining your lifestyle. “From the perspective of Ayurveda, there is no magic pill; it is more about learning how to live it in relationship to your own unique constitution and the environment you are in,” says Suzanne Leusch, a clinical Ayurveda specialist based in Driggs. This 3,000-year-old holistic approach looks at the balance between the five elements—ether, air, fire, water, and earth—and the three doshas, or constitutions, that relate back to the elements: vata (air and ether), pitta (fire and water), and kapha (earth and water). If one of these doshas is out of balance, your body will react. Earth and water are cold, heavy, dense, and stable. Therefore, excess kapha results in congestion, sneezing, and post-nasal drip—all common symptoms of allergies. To combat this, Ayurvedic practitioners believe in restoring your body’s balance in relationship to the most dominant dosha that presents through diet and herbs. For an allergy sufferer, Leusch would first look at their digestion. In Ayurveda, digestive fire is referred to as agni. When agni is strong, the body can properly take in food, extract what is needed, and discard what is not. From an Ayurvedic perspective, poor digestion, or the inability to eliminate waste, weakens the immune system and the ability to respond to stress. Enter a runny nose or itchy eyes. “If a person’s ability to eliminate waste is compromised, they are unable to counter the perceived threat, which is pollen,” says Leusch. Leusch recommends examining your symptoms. Are you feeling dried out? Irrigate your sinuses with a Neti Pot salt-water flush, then cleanse or lubricate your nasal passages with oil. Overly runny nose? Gargle with a mix of turmeric and salt in warm water or oil to pull out the mucus. Katie Ziem, an Ayurveda health practitioner based in
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Jackson, echoes the importance of balance. She encourages allergy sufferers to clean out both their internal and external environment for preventative measures: use hypoallergenic pillows, a vacuum with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, and natural cleaning products like vinegar. For symptomatic relief, Ziem recommends using honey for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. And drink tea with herbs, like turmeric, to boost your immune system. “You should be doing this year-round for the most effective lifestyle,” she says. The Belly of the Beast Similarly, Lorrie Lee-Wells, a nutrition practitioner at All Is Well Nutritional Therapy in Jackson, encourages people with seasonal allergies to examine their gut integrity. “If you have environmental allergies [like pollen sensitivities], you may also have hidden Family Owned & Managed food allergies that are preventing your body from handling the environment to the best of its ability,” she says. And while this may not be everyone’s deal, it’s a good place to start. Lee-Wells encourages patients to start with a food journal. “They may not see a direct [reaction] right away. Maybe a bagel on Monday gives you a headache on Wednesday,” she says. “Track what you are feeling and see if you can figure out what causes the symptoms.”Even if our diets aren’t causing seasonal reactions, eating nutritious foods with enough daily vitamins and minerals is directly linked to immune system health. Reversing the Reaction Esther Jacoby, a mother and the owner of Barrels & Bins Community
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So, how does it work? An allergen initiates an energy disturbance in the weakest part of the body, creating an energy block in the corresponding acupuncture meridian. This blockage then generates a sensitivity toward the given substance. NAET rebalances the energies in the body and desensitizes the response to the allergen by clearing the energy blockage instantly, as if a switch has been thrown. NAET isolates an allergen through a series of Neuromuscular sensitivity tests, which is the body’s communication pathway to the brain. The process begins with the sufferer holding one arm parallel to the ground, while the other hand holds a bottle with the homeopathic allergen or the suspected allergen itself: cat dander, pollen, eggs, wheat, and so on. Sensory nerve endings in the fingers identify the energy of the substance being held and transmit the message to the brain through the spinal nerves. Lloyd applies a small amount of pressure against the raised arm to push it down. The patient is then instructed to match the pressure. The electromagnetic energy of the substance will either be absorbed by the body (making the arm stay strong in response) or repulsed (making the arm go weak). Lloyd begins each new NAET treatment by testing for “the basic fifteen,” which include things like egg proteins, grains, sugar, and
calcium. The theory being, if you want to successfully fight off allergens, you first have to rid the reactive items from your daily diet. In most cases, once you are tested and then treated for the basic fifteen nutrients, your environmental reactions will be reduced greatly. To reset your body, Lloyd has you hold the vial of the allergen you are sensitive to. Your nervous system will go into fight-or-flight mode at this point. “While this is going on, I am doing acupressure along your spinal nerves to reset the nervous system so that the charge of the allergen is congruent to your body,” she says. Another muscle test is then done to confirm that a change has taken place. Once this is confirmed by a strong muscle test, acupuncture is performed to seal the treatment. For the next 24 hours, you are instructed to completely stay away from the particular allergen to allow your body to readjust. For seasonal allergies, timing is key so that you are able to completely avoid whatever it is you are being treated for. So when’s the best time to start? The winter, of course. For additional relief, or if you’re in the thick of spring sniffles, Lloyd uses another component of her practice: Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. From a Chinese Medicine perspective, blood and qi (oxygen) circulate through a complex invisible network of channels called meridians. If there is an obstruction or diminished flow of qi and/or blood, symptoms begin to develop. “My diagnosis isn’t just, ‘You have environmental allergies,’” Lloyd explains. “Instead, I measure your systems through your pulse points and say ‘Okay, which meridian system is out of balance?’” Lloyd uses thin, painless acupuncture needles to balance the flow of both blood and qi, which stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal. Similar to Ayurveda, the goal is to create balance. Whitney Fessler, a licensed acupuncturist at Grand Teton Acupuncture in Jackson, says allergy sufferers are some of her most common patients in the spring. Ideally, Fessler would like patients to come in six weeks to two months before allergies typically hit, to help boost the immune system. But in the thick of it, she helps reduce symptoms via sinus pressure points. As we transition into spring and summer—with pollen now in full force—I’m feeling more prepared to tackle my allergies with a new perspective (or at least explore my options beyond over-the-counter meds). One thing is for sure, though—when it comes to allergies, I know I can’t curb them overnight. “We are on the quest for an instant fix. I think that’s why people just want to take a pill and make their problem go away,” says Jacoby. “But so often, our allergies and health issues involve many layers.” tf
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Market in Driggs, began her quest for alternative treatments in her early twenties, after a stint of adult-onset allergies left her relying on Zyrtec. Insight from friends and family led her to explore NAET, Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique. “I had family members who had personally benefited from NAET allergy treatments, so I decided to check it out,” Jacoby says. “I was allergic to all sorts of random things and slowly tackled each allergy one treatment at a time.” A relatively young technique developed by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad in 1983, this non-invasive, drug-free way of combatting allergies has some pretty firm believers. NAET utilizes a blend of selective energy balancing techniques, Neuromuscular sensitivity testing, and chiropractic and acupuncture disciplines to treat allergens one at a time. Lori Lloyd, acupuncture and Chinese Medicine practitioner at Elements of Health in Driggs, includes Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique as one of her specialties. “An important component of NAET is the need for advance treatment before allergy season hits,” Lloyd explains. “In the heart of the season, it can be difficult to treat.”
THROWBACK SUMMER CRAFTS REVISITED By Andrea Swedberg // Photographs by Lara Agnew
hen grade school let out for the summer, my dad would pick my brother and me up in our sunny yellow Ford F250. We’d go home, grab our stuff, and head straight to the lake. On the shores of Baylis Cove on Clear Lake is where my grandparents retired—a homestead of sorts that my great-grandfather staked out in the early 1920s. An amazing little oasis, really, that to this day I feel very fortunate to have had in my life. It was so much more than just a place. It was a portal to many worlds of adventure, creativity, and spirituality. Water (and summer) does that to a child’s developing mind and soul—it nurtures beyond imagination! That was 1985. Now that I am forty-something, I realize nostalgia is just that: nostalgia. But if given the chance, I’d go back for those long summer days, talking on the pier with my grandpa, waterskiing sun up to sun down, sleeping under our sprawling fig tree every night, staring at the stars and listening to the lake’s waves lap upon the pebble shore until my eyes … just … shut. I’d also relive the shady-porch sessions of creating a summer token that I could wear—like a badge of honor—all year long, reminding me of my time at the lake. An innumerable amount of DIY crafts existed in the 1970s and ’80s that didn’t take long to make. I’m willing to bet a bunch of ladies (and probably some men) would agree that a few of these
rainbow-embellished projects are worth a redo, now that we have kids in our lives. Because, let’s be honest, as a parent it requires discipline to step away from the rushy-rush of life and just sit down with our little ones and create. It’s all about that one-on-one time together, the checking in with one another, and the listening to our child’s latest joke or what seems like a never-ending story. It’s in these moments that we, as adults, can also learn from them. And it reminds us that adventure’s hidden portals can exist anywhere, even in crafts. That’s why there are the DIY crafts like the mystery braid; or the East Coast harbinger of summer, the sailor’s knot bracelet; or the quite fashionable way to represent your youth soccer team, the ribbon braid barrette. With a strand of leather or other sturdy material, your young Nellie Charlie needs only a place to chill out and just weave or knot. So, in the spirit of living in the past, yet looking forward to the future (wheels turning in my head with ideas and with an overflowing craft-basket of potential materials), it’s time to climb upon Falkor’s back, glide through the universe, and head toward this season’s renditions of throwback DIY crafts. Below are instructions for two the-trails-are-muddy-and-the snow’s-no-good kidapproved crafts that you can help create with the young minds in your world. tf Summer 2017 ¤ Teton Family
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FOR AGES 3 AND UP, ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT — When my daughter Piia was three years old, we had fun creating our own version of a decorated barrette. Piia would come up with the design and I would carry out the final steps. While our original designs had me hand-sewing tiny bits of felt together, I eventually changed my ways and used the crafter’s favorite tool—the HOT GLUE GUN!!
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1. Gather supplies and plug in the hot glue gun. 2. To make the backing for clip: Open clip, insert one color of felt. Close clip. Trim felt, using the clip as guide and leaving a tiny bit of an edge (for gluing top felt to bottom felt). Leave felt in clip, and clip closed. 3. To make the top of the clip: Lay the clip (with the bottom-felt still closed inside), top side down on another felt piece. Trim felt around the entire clip, using the bottom-felt edge as guide. 4. Hot glue the edges and center of one side of the top piece of felt. With top-felt’s hot glue side facing up, place closed clip (with bottom-felt piece closed inside) onto glued top piece. Make sure both top and bottom felts are secured by glue to the edges. While glue is still warm, gently squeeze felt edges and center together to ensure they connect. Trim edges with scissors for a clean finish. 5. To decorate the clip: Cut out felt shapes in other colors. Hot glue your design to the top piece of felt. Optionally, use needle and thread to add designs or buttons to the top piece of felt before attaching it to the bottom. (Search the web or Pinterest for various design ideas.) 6. Once cooled, the clip is ready to doll up your favorite girl’s hair!
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You can make this craft into a bracelet, belt, or keychain, using different lengths of leather. The bracelet option makes a not-so-dirtyand-stinky (after continued wear) alternative to the old school sailor’s knot bracelet.
Strip of leather, pleather, or other vegan material, 1” wide by 14-18” long (available at craft stores or online) Needle, thread, and button Scissors Sharp pocket knife Pen Ruler
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On the backside of your leather, 1/2” in from both the top and bottom, make two evenly spaced dots, dividing the strip into thirds. Using your ruler and pen, connect the top and bottom dots with straight lines. Start a slit with the pocketknife on each line until it’s big enough to cut with scissors. DO NOT cut farther than the dots. The material must remain whole, with three strips lining the center. Number the strips 1, 2, and 3. Mark the back of strip 1 and 3 with a simple pattern, so they can be distinguished from one another while braiding. (Optional) Start your braid by placing strip 1 over top of 2 from left to right. Place 3 over top of 1 from right to left. Place 2 over top of 3 from left to right. Take the bottom of braid and pass it through the back of strip 2 and 1, from left to right, pulling it all the way through and down. (At this point, you’ll have a braid at the top and a mess at the bottom. Don’t worry about the mess!) Next, pass 1 over 2. Pass 3 over 1. Pass 2 over 3. Take the bottom of braid and pass it through the back of 2 and 1, from right to left, pulling it all the way through and down (same as before). Repeat the braid pattern from the beginning, until you reach the bottom. Adjust the braid so that it is evenly distributed over the length of the strip. To make a bracelet, use your pocketknife to cut a small slit on one end of the braid, just enough to allow a button to pass through. On the top side of the opposite end, hand-sew your button. Put the braid around your wrist, pass button through slit. Boom, done!
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SPRING CLEAN Your Career (in 4 life-altering steps) By Deb Barracato // Photography by Ryan Dorgan
pring, the season of renewal, sends many people into cleaning frenzies as they dust and declutter their homes. It’s also a great time to take stock of your career, polish your ambitions, and redefine your professional goals. Maybe you’re in a gratifying job but fear stagnation? Or maybe you’re ready for a complete overhaul? In either case, these four steps can tip you toward professional success and satisfaction.
STEP ONE: Revamp Your Professional Image (aka “Your Brand”) Your professional image starts with your resume and online profile. The pros at The Muse, an online career resource center, recommend that you keep your resume updated, even if you have no intention of applying for a new position. Why? Because a resume is an acceptable way to brag about your accomplishments. Maintaining a current one keeps your credentials at your fingertips, which you might need if you get nominated for an award or asked to speak at a conference. And when the dream job unexpectedly presents itself as a real possibility, bam, you’re ready to go. Stefanie Schroeder, the director of human resources for Victor-based CityPass, recommends keeping your resume targeted and precise. Include only information that supports your qualifications for a specific position. “Employers appreciate when a resume can convey the key skills and qualities in the most effective way,” she explains. For mid-career applicants, that means getting rid of the entry-level job from 20 years ago and the list of skills that should already be a given (such as proficiency with Microsoft Word). Similarly, your LinkedIn profile should feel relevant and fresh. It’s not a set-it-and-forget-it tool. It’s basically an opportunity to network with other professionals without having to change out of your ski clothes. (You probably shouldn’t meet with a roomful of financial professionals in person, while wearing stinky Capilene®.) With the same thought, you want your online style to portray you as current and on-topic. With the rapid growth of remote positions, crafted use of LinkedIn can lead you to opportunities that let you live the mountain lifestyle, while still pursuing your professional dreams. “A lot of people who want to live in mountain towns have specialized skill sets, but the employers there either don’t require those skills or can’t pay market value for them. So platforms like Summer 2017 ¤ Teton Family
those types of involvements increase your perceived value. You earn business clout for getting out in the community, connecting with other professionals, and strengthening your leadership skills. Nonprofits abound in the remarkably philanthropic communities of the Tetons, and nearly any one would welcome your volunteer effort. Since 2006, the Jackson nonprofit Womentum has been giving Teton women an opportunity to pursue personal growth within a much broader social network than they would have in their normal day-to-day interactions. Though it’s not focused on professional development, the program encourages participants to set goals and develop personal leadership skills that can increase professional confidence. This type of networking experience often leads to career clarity and opportunities, explains the organization’s program director, Caryn Daus Flanagan.
LinkedIn allow people to connect with possible employment outside of their geographical area,” explains Kristi Baughman, owner of Free Range Consulting in Victor and board vice president of YellowstoneTeton Territory, a regional travel organization. If you use Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or any other social platform professionally, the same ideas apply. So how do you fill in the blanks on your profile? LinkedIn includes fields for volunteer experience and professional affiliations because
STEP TWO: Assess Your Motivations and Passions Wilson sculptor Amy Bright Unfried came into her second career after aptitude testing revealed her natural ability to think in 3-D.
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She started her professional life in the financial field, but decided to stay at home with her children while they were young. When the last was nearing school age, Bright Unfried looked toward a new direction, unsure of where she wanted to focus her energy, but sure she did not want to return to her previous role. Friends led her to Johnson O’Connor, a research foundation that conducts aptitude testing. She spent three happy half-days undergoing extensive testing that uncovered her extremely strong
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spatial skills. “They did not tell me there was just one thing. In fact, I had many aptitudes and some that perfectly fit my financial background,” Bright Unfried explains. “But the key was threedimensional visualization.” That revelation led her into a four-year process of experimentation, in which she explored disciplines ranging from sculpture to architecture to painting and etching and theater design. She even bought a little fixer-upper house to flip, doing a lot of the work herself.
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But when the market fizzled, it took the fun out of the project. At the end of all of this, she was still taking sculpture classes. “It took me a long time to find my way into it, but once I got there I knew I could be happy [sculpting].” Bright Unfried’s new career aligned with her life goals as well, which included plenty of time for family and the freedom to relocate from the East Coast to Jackson Hole. She recommends this sort of assessment for anyone looking for career direction, but especially for those in mid-career who may need to revitalize their interest and engagement in work. “If you’re frustrated with what you’re doing and have not been fulfilled, it’s a wonderful thing to find out something [about yourself] that can help you [change direction].” Aptitudes—your innate abilities—differ from your affinities, or your natural liking for things. Maybe you have a talent for numbers, good analytical reasoning, and a love of the outdoors. And you also feel strongly about sustainability. If so, you would likely do well with a GIS (geographic information system) career. When you can figure out how to align your strengths and interests with your personal values, you’ll gain the most satisfaction from your career.
STEP THREE: Learn Something New When you execute the same duties day in and day out, your job can quickly start to feel rote. While there’s undeniable appeal in being able to perform with confidence, too little of a challenge and it goes stale. Combat complacency by learning something new. It may be a skill that helps you grow in your present job, or the foundation for an entirely different qualification that could lead you to a new career. Many employers conduct periodic skills training with their
employees, but you can also self-motivate and use local resources director, encourages anyone who wants to start, grow, or simply for continuing education. Outreach programs in the Tetons— maintain a business in the Tetons to get involved with one or more both Central Wyoming Community College and Eastern Idaho of their programs. Technical College—conduct in-person and distance learning In partnership with CWC, Silicon Couloir developed The Startcourses for personal and professional enrichment. Up Intensive—a 10-week “business boot camp” led by a former Seasonal hospitality workers who want to segue into something assistant dean of the Harvard Kennedy School—with annual spring more permanent can earn an associate degree in culinary arts or and fall sessions. The intensive curriculum covers key business hospitality management through CWC. The school, located in considerations, including strategic planning, budgeting, developing the Center for the Arts, also target audiences, and conducting offers nursing, accounting, and “If you’re frustrated with what you’re doing and research to optimize product administrative assistant degrees. positioning. Fitzgerald likens have not been fulfilled, it’s a wonderful thing it to a micro-MBA program, Online training and tutorial courses from companies such as to find out something [about yourself] that can with a look at high-level theory but a deep dive into practical Lynda.com, Udemy, and Coursera help you [change direction].” applications. Students walk away cover an encyclopedia of topics, –Amy Bright Unfried, sculptor, Wilson with key business plan elements allowing you to maximize your ability to use a software program and an “elevator pitch.” such as Excel or learn about Buddhism, all while lounging on the If all goes well, you might get a chance to test that new couch in your jammies. pitch at Pitch Day, an annual event for a curated group of local entrepreneurs to present their idea to a panel of experienced STEP FOUR: judges. An open application period considers anyone launching or Consider Entrepreneurship scaling a business idea that already has momentum and traction. Those chosen to participate undergo a five-week coaching period prior to the August event, where they compete for cash prizes, And then there’s the holy grail of business success: owning your business coaching services, and invaluable feedback from the own. While it takes a certain mettle to thrive as an entrepreneur, judges and audience members. Don’t have a business to promote those who have it gain great satisfaction from being their own boss. but feel drawn to the idea of entrepreneurship? Join the audience; Silicon Couloir, a Teton-based nonprofit, helps dreamers become it’s an inspirational and motivational event for spectator,s too, says doers with targeted mentoring programs, networking events, and Fitzgerald. tf educational resources. Scott Fitzgerald, the organization’s executive
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CONTINUING EDUCATION Angling In on the Summer Slide
By Jeannette Boner nce upon time there was summer vacation. Google search for “learning models” produces access to an amazing Maybe you remember it the way I do—the summer months cache of information. So, unless you are steeped in the educational bookended between kindergarten and when you took your system as a professional, it becomes overwhelming to navigate first “real job” pulling weeds, cutting grass, or slinging food. No through the models of learning. schedule. No real concept of time at all. Just long, hazy days strung “One size doesn’t fit all,” says Suzanne Knighton, a private tutor together by water balloons, fireflies (if you had ’em), tag, and, best of who serves Teton Valley and Jackson. “I am done passing judgment all, no teachers’ dirty looks. on any one type of learning style. We’re all different for a lot of But then life happens at breakneck speed and suddenly you’re reasons and we need all types of learners to make this world great.” a parent. And it’s summertime! The kids are home and the TV is Some students respond to play, some to structured learning, some on, again. And the days are ENDLESS. And you worry about all to experience by doing, and others need to have their nose in a book. that learning that is leaking—LEAKING—out through their cute “That’s all okay,” says Melissa Young, a fifteen-year veteran educator little ears as your kids wander in and out of rooms telling you they who teaches at Rendezvous Upper Elementary School in Driggs. She are bored. explains that education needs to be differentiated for all students, no Well, you know what you’re going to do today. You are going matter which practice is being used. “No one practice meets every to grab summer vacation by the, um, you know, and gently, need—a mix of practices, philosophies, and pedagogy is ideal,” she intentionally, and without too much pressure, begin a summer of says. “Just because you have a play-based program, doesn’t mean learning. Yes, you can do this! early academics can’t be a part of it. It shouldn’t be black and white, But first, a little homework before you replace the remote control but rather geared to what a child needs and is ready for.” with a library card: What are learning models? And where does your However, flexibility in the educational system isn’t always easy or child fit in? even possible. Taking into account my own experience as a young student negotiating the halls of elementary school, this idea that the world needs different learners and that educational systems— Montessori, public, private, charter, or classical—need to be flexible Models of learning continue to ebb and flow with every new study, to accommodate varied learners, feels almost radical to me. I was every new student, and every new educational theory. A quick
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very much a sit-at-your-desk, face-forward, copy-what’s-on-theblackboard student. “There is so much research on how our brains work,” says Hayley Kleyman of Jackson Hole Tutoring. “There are the old-school teachers and then there are the Journey [Schools]. But [for me], being a math tutor, specifically, and teaching math to all levels of learners—from freshman who are ready for calculus to seniors who are struggling through Algebra 1—you have to approach learning from so many angles.”
WHERE TO START “I can meet a student, talk with them for a while, and deduce that classical education is either the right fit for them, or it will destroy them,” says Kleyman. (Classical education is a learning model that is divided into three phases: the grammar stage, the dialect stage, and the rhetoric stage.) But how can you figure that out that as a parent? Young says that while there’s a right fit for different students, there is no right or wrong answer. She devotes a great deal of time in her classroom to trying to understand her students’ individual learning styles, and then spends the same amount of time talking to her class about the way different people learn. Young believes it’s good for students to experience other styles of learning so they can understand that this, too, is part of life. In the summer, you can start by figuring out what kind of learner you are raising. Learning is broken down into four main categories: visual learners, learners that prefer to listen, learners that need to touch, and kinesthetic learners, or learners who like to move. The way a kid learns is not always obvious. Sometimes it just takes a little more observation on our part. Consider asking your child to teach you something. How does your child go about the process? Does she sit down and draw you a picture? Does he tell you a story? Or does she dance around the kitchen acting out characters? Paying attention to your child’s daily choices can also help you identify a learning style. Next time you are at a restaurant waiting for service, watch how your child occupies her time. Does she sit and draw, or, like mine, bounce off the walls and dig through the baby’s bag? Or consider what your child likes to do after school. Does he like to run around outside? Does she prefer an art class, learning a musical instrument, playing with Legos, or building forts? Kleyman believes the best thing you can do—regardless of what style of learner you have—is foster a love of learning, whether you’re in the throes of a school year, or in the long stretch of summer break.
COOLING OFF IN SUMMER Uncovering your child’s learning style is important before wading
into a summer of learning, but first things first: Relax! “It’s important that kids read and have a passion and motivation for learning,” says Kleyman. “But they don’t need to do fraction drills all summer,” adding that parents need to set an example that learning is fun and cool. When you set that example at home, you set your student up for success. For teacher Kristin Johnson with the Learning Academy of Teton Valley in Driggs, learning while doing is a great habit to foster, especially in the summer. “At The Learning Academy, we believe that learning can be happening all around us, all the time, if we are aware and open to the opportunities,” she says. She tells parents to make a science lesson out of a hike or backyard playtime by taking photos and making a wildflower, tree, or bird guidebook. “You can bring a magnifying glass [along on your hike] and identify insect parts, or bring a cloud chart and learn about the different types of clouds and what they forecast,” she explains. “Showing your kids what they can’t see in a classroom will help them develop real-world experiences that can be used to make connections later on in school,” says Mary Hietpas, a reading specialist and mother of three. She explains that trips outside of normal routines can serve a variety of learners during the summer. If you have a child that likes to read, or a child who learns through experience, visit the zoo. Families can read the signs out loud together and participate in hands-on experiences that zoos and other educational places provide. Afterwards, draw or write a story about the day. And that brings us to the one summer learning task that all educators stress: READING. “The number-one thing every parent should encourage, and even insist upon, is that their child reads every day during the summer; and, at the very least, for twenty minutes,” says Young. She stresses the importance of reading independently, and also reading aloud to someone, throughout the year. But it doesn’t have to be this parent-dreaded nag fest. “Reading is everywhere,” says Johnson. “Read trail and road signs, brochures, programs for events. You can ride bikes to the library and then head to the park to read. Hopefully, reading is some part of your daily routine already and should stay that way in the summer, especially at bedtime.” So while your summer “curriculum” might not look like much of anything just yet, don’t stress. With some reading, a few educational outings, and a little tweak of the mindset, your kids—no matter what style of learner—will march off to school in the fall with a headful of new experiences. And if you have the bookworm type— well, I guess you lucked out! But still, don’t forget to pack a few water balloons for your ride home from the library. tf
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ELEMENTARY-AGE CAMPS: Axis Gymnastics Ages: 5 to 11 Dates: June 19-September 1, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Activities: gymnastics, games, outdoor play, field trips Contact: axisgymnastics.com firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-732-2947 Camp Teton Pines Ages: 4 to 8 Dates: July 10-August 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., before and aftercare available Activities: swimming, golf, arts and crafts, food fun, 36
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team building, science projects, fly-fishing Contact: kecamps.com/locations/camp-teton-pines; 877-671-2267 First Baptist Church Weekend Vacation Bible School Ages: 3 (potty-trained) to entering 5th grade Dates: June 23, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., and June 24, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Activities: crafts, games, science experiments, Bible lessons Contact: firstbjackson.org email@example.com; 307-733-3706 Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Grand Adventure Camp Ages: 8 to 11 Dates: June 12-September 1, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m4:00 p.m., weeklong, daily, or drop-ins Activities: drop tower, rock climbing, bungee trampoline, hiking, aerial adventure course, archery, scenic tram rides, pathway biking, arts and science activities Contact: jacksonhole.com firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com; 307-739-2788 Jackson Hole Children’s Museum Summer Explorers Camp Ages: entering 1st to entering 5th grade Dates: see website for updated information Activities: exploration of our natural world through science, art, engineering, and play Contact: jhchildrensmuseum.org firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-733-3996 Jackson Hole Tutoring All-Girls Math Camp Ages: 1st to 6th grade Dates: weeklong camps, dates TBD Activities: explore math with friends, learn new math strategies, maintain and build math knowledge while having fun with games, arts and crafts Contact: jacksonholetutoring.com email@example.com Teton County/Jackson Parks & Recreation Camp Jackson Ages: entering 1st to entering 6th grade Dates: June 12-August 25, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Activities: age-specific activities including outdoor play, dance, art, sports, swimming, music, drama, environmental education, culture Contact: tetonparksandrec.org firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-739-9025 Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church Summer Camp Ages: 4 to entering 6th grade (older ages welcome as helpers) Dates: June 26-30, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Activities: nondenominational vacation Bible camp Contact: sotmlc.org email@example.com; 307-733-4382, 307-699-1776
Wilderness Adventures’ Base Camp Ages: 1st to 5th grade Dates: June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4, and August 7-11, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (before and aftercare available) Activities: hiking, focused arts, archery, slingshot,
science, songs/theater, bouldering, fishing and casting, cooking and camping skills, field games, songs, and adrenaline-filled activities at Snow King Resort in Jackson Contact: wildernessadventures.com firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-733-2122
MIDDLE- AND HIGH-SCHOOL-AGE CAMPS: Alpengirl Adventure Camp for Girls Ages: 11 to 16 Dates: June 24-August 9, seven- to thirteen-day overnight camps Activities: wilderness-based camps in MT, WY, ID, OR, and WA; backpacking, canoeing, horseback riding, sea kayaking, rafting, surfing Contact: alpengirlcamp.com email@example.com; 406-570-6312 Exum Mountain Guides Kids’ Camp Ages: 11 to 14 Dates: dates TBD, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Activities: climbing, wilderness skills, team building, rope management, rappelling Contact: exumguides.com/ublminxportfolios/kids-camp/ firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-733-2297 GAP! (Girls Actively Participating!) Camp Ages: girls entering 6th grade Dates: end of August, three-day camp, dates TBD Activities: games and activities focusing on integrity (who you are), agency (how you make a difference), selfawareness (how your actions affect others), and fun Contact: gapjh.org email@example.com; 307-690-8043 Jackson Hole High School Youth Football Camp for Boys Ages: entering 3rd to entering 8th grade Dates: TBD Activities: football skills, offense and defense Contact: High School Athletics Department firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-732-3704 Teton Youth and Family Services Jackson Hole Leadership Program Ages: entering 5th to entering 10th grade Dates: starting June 19 through summer, weeklong programs Activities: leadership, team-building initiatives, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, single-gender backpacking trips for older campers, one overnight for younger campers Contact: tyfs.org email@example.com; 307-733-7946 NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) Driggs, ID Ages: 14 to 19 Dates: summerlong Activities: Wyoming and Idaho-based courses available in backpacking, camping, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, horsepacking, rockclimbing, and leadership Contact: nols.edu 800-710-6657 *See website for complete list of camps and details.
Snake River Fund/Teton County Parks and Rec Snake River Days Ages: 6th grade to 8th grade Dates: August 7-11, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., with one overnight Activities: watershed ecology, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, SUPing, fly fishing Contact: snakeriverfund.org or tetonparksandrec.org/ youth-programs/high-adventures-expedition Jared Baeker, firstname.lastname@example.org, 307-734-6773; Mike Estes, 307-732-5761 *Strong swimming skills encouraged. SOAR (Dubois, WY) Ages: 8 to 18 Dates: June 10-August 17, twelve- to twenty-six-day residential camps Activities: canoeing, horse-packing, backpacking, trekking, surfing, academics, and environmental education for teens and preteens with learning disabilities and ADHD Contact: soarnc.org email@example.com; 307-455-3084
Activities: backcountry trip focused on developing leadership skills and camping techniques through backpacking and alpine mountaineering Contact: tvrcamp.org firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-733-2958 Wilderness Adventures Ages: 11 to 20 Dates: June 24-August 15, thirteen- to forty-five-day programs Activities: explorative adventures that include hiking, backpacking, environmental education, community service, language immersion, and leadership skills Contact: wildernessadventures.com email@example.com; 307-733-2122
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Teton Valley Ranch Camp (Dubois, WY) Ages: 11 to 16 Dates: Boys: June 16-July 15, Girls: July 17-August 15, month-long residential camp Activities: backpacking, horseback riding, riflery, archery, fly-fishing, arts and crafts, and nature discovery Contact: tvrcamp.org firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-733-2958
Art Association of Jackson Hole Artist Camps and Classes Ages: 3 years old to entering 9th grade Dates: June 19-September 1, ages 3-6: Mondays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., K-5: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 6th-9th: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Activities: space camp, art world traveler, wild about animals, clay and sculpture, plein air painting and drawing, printmaking, bookmaking, fiber arts, photography, filmmaking, ceramics, sewing, photography, metalsmithing, glass slumping and fusing, collaborations with Off-Square Theatre Company and Dancers’ Workshop Contact: artassociation.org email@example.com; 307-733- 6379
Teton Valley Ranch Camp Expeditions Program (Dubois, WY) Ages: high school Dates: July 17- August 5, three-week wilderness camp
Big City Broadway Performance Arts Camp (with the Art Association of Jackson Hole) Big City Broadway Music in Motion (with the Jackson Hole Historical Society)
Ages: 8 to 18 Dates: TBD, see website Activities: singing, dancing, acting, art, outdoor adventure, youth show choir, culminates with a performance, scholarships available Contact: bigcitybroadway.org firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-734-9718 CGA Academy Summer Soccer Day Camp Ages: 6 to 15 Dates: July 24-27 and August 7- 10, 9:00 a.m-3:00 p.m. Activities: soccer skills development, creativity and goal scoring, specialized curriculum for each age level Contact: cgaacademy.com email@example.com; 307-413-7627 Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp Ages: 3 to 14 Dates: June 19-June 23 (Thayne), July 31-August 4 (Jackson), weeklong, half-day, or full day sessions, depending on age Activities: campers will learn a progressive series of skillbuilding soccer practices, complete with drills, coached scrimmages, and daily tournaments Contact: challengersports.com Ashley Payne, firstname.lastname@example.org Challenger Sports Soccer Plus Day Academy (Jackson) Ages: 10 to 18 Dates: June 20-June 23, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Activities: goalkeeper school, fieldplayer academy, team training, developing upper-level soccer skills, confidence, and character, using the DiCicco Method Contact: challengersports.com Ashley Payne, email@example.com
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Dancers’ Workshop Summer Programs Ages: 18-months to 18 years Dates: July-August, toddler Tuesdays and weeklong summer camps Activities: “World Dances,” “Body As a Sculpture,” dance, creative movement, pop choreography, visual art, and more Contact: dwjh.org firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-733-6398 Grand Targhee Resort Adventure Summer Camp Ages: 5 to 12 Dates: June 19-September 1, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (Driggs and Alta shuttle available) Activities: swimming, hiking, mountain biking, chairlift rides, nature exploration, climbing wall, Euro bungee, outdoor games Contact: grandtarghee.com/lesson-rentals/kids-campswim-lessons/summer-camps/ email@example.com; 307-353-2300 Green River Outreach for Wilderness Foundation Camp GROW (Boulder, WY) Ages: 8 to 17 Dates: June 11-July 29, residential, gender-specific oneto four-week camps Activities: archery, backpacking, blacksmithing, camping, canoeing, climbing, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, rafting, swimming, arts and crafts, woodshop, ecology Contact: greenriverfoundation.com firstname.lastname@example.org; 252-916-3227 Harmonious Horses Ranch Camp Ages: 7 to 18 Dates: June 20-August 20, weeklong camps and weekly riding lessons, see website for details
Activities: intro to horsemanship, vaulting, horseback riding, farm animal care, yoga, art, adventure Contact: harmonioushorses.com email@example.com; 307-699-4136 JH Jewish Community Spirit of the Mountains Summer Camp Ages: entering K to entering 6th grade, open to children of all faiths Dates: weeks of July 17 and July 24, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Activities: Jewish culture, hiking, rock climbing, swimming, songs and stories, art, ice cream party, and more Contact: jhjewishcommunity.org firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-734-1999 Jackson Hole Classical Academy Basketball Camp Ages: TBD Dates: dates TBD, morning camp Activities: learn basketball basics with coach Sam Lunz Contact: jhclassical.org email@example.com; Sam Lunz, 307-201-5040 Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club’s Skateboard Camps Ages: 6 and up Dates: June 22-23 and July 13-14, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., space is limited Activities: skateboard instruction at a variety of different skateparks in WY and ID, pumping, pushing, ollies, dropping in, kickflips, boardslides, grinds, bowl and ramp skating, picking your “line,” skatepark etiquette, skateboard maintenance, and games Contact: jhskiclub.org/skateboardcamp firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-733-6433
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Jackson Hole Youth Baseball Summer Camp Ages: 7 to 18 Dates: June 26-29, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Activities: baseball skills and tactics, team building Contact: jacksonholeyouthbaseball.com Bill Wiley, email@example.com, 307-203-2484 Jason Huggins, firstname.lastname@example.org, 307-690-2445 Jackson Hole Youth Basketball Camp Ages: K to 8th grade, boys and girls Dates: TBD Activities: basketball skills and drills Contact: jhybb.com Jhybb22@gmail.com; 307-690-3118 Jackson Hole Youth Soccer Ages: 6 to 18 Dates: June 26-29; ages 6 to 7: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., ages 8 to 18: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Activities: soccer skills, scrimmages, games Contact: jacksonholeyouthsoccer.org email@example.com; 307-200-6034 Journeys School Summer Innovation Academy Ages: 3rd to 8th grade Dates: July 11-August 5, weeklong half-day camps Activities: STEM learning, inventing, engineering, robotics, computer programming, Contact: tetonscience.org firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-734-3707 Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole J.O.Y. (Jesus-Oriented Youth) Summer Camp Ages: 3 to entering 5th grade Dates: June 20-Aug 25, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., before and aftercare available Activities: daily worship through song and dance, outdoor
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Teton County 4-H Programs and Camp Ages: 8 to 18 (enrolled 4-H members) Dates: ongoing programs that culminate at the Teton County Fair in July and an overnight camp in Alpine, WY June 28-30 Activities: livestock production, shooting sports, plant and animal science, environment and outdoors, business and citizenship, healthy living, creative arts, team building Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-733-3087 * Deadline for livestock registration May 1; open enrollment for other programs. Teton County Library Summer Reading Program Free and fun reading adventures! Ages: all ages Dates: June 3-August 17 Activities: online and mobile game-based reading, movies, crafts, special events, prizes Contact: tclib.org email@example.com; 307-733-2164 Teton Literacy Center Literacy Adventure Camp Ages: entering 1st to entering 8th grade, serving local kids Dates: June 19-August 17, 1st-5th: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,
6th-8th: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., July summer afterschool program, 3:00-5:00pm Activities: academic skill building, local field trips, hands-on STEAM activities, and themed camps Contact: tetonliteracy.org firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-733-9242 Teton Science Schools Summer Science Camps Ages: entering 1st to entering 12th grade Dates: June 19-August 11, weeklong day camps, residential camps for grades 7 to 12 Activities: hands-on science exploration, hiking, canoeing, camping, water exploration, service projects, wildlife studies, survival skills, nature art, leadership, challenge course Contact: tetonscience.org email@example.com; 307-734-3707 Wyoming Karate Club Ages: 4 to 18 Dates: ongoing karate classes Activities: karate, stranger danger, bully defense Contact: WyKarate.com firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-739-8812
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email@example.com; 208-354-2610 Discoveries Preschool Summer Session Ages: 3 to 6 Dates: June-July, Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Activities: a play-based experience that encourages exploration, independence and critical thinking, social responsibility, and an appreciation of nature and art Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 208-351-3847
ELEMENTARY-AGE CAMPS: Full Circle Education and Teton Valley Community School Young Farmers Summer Camp Ages: entering K to 5th grade Dates: Grades K-2: July 24-28; Grades 3-5: July 31-August 4; 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Activities: gardening, animal care, farm visits to Full
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Circle Farm and Cosmic Apple Gardens, food preparation, weaving with alpaca fleece, beeswax candle making, selling at the farmer’s market Contact: tetonscience.org/index.cfm?id=teton_valley_ summer or tetonfullcircle.org/young-farmers-camp.html email@example.com; 307-734-3707 *For additional info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Linn Canyon Ranch Horse Camp Ages: Yearling Saddle Club, ages 6 to 8; Colts Club, ages 9 to 12 Dates: June 12-30, weeklong sessions; Saddle Club, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Colts Club, 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; call for availability Activities: horsemanship, trail riding, corral riding, grooming, saddle and tack Contact: linncanyonranch.com email@example.com; 208-787-5466 Teton Valley Community School Ages: 2 to entering 5th grade Dates: June 26-August 4, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Activities: hands-on activities, hiking, water exploration, farm and garden, art Contact: tetonscience.org/index.cfm?id=teton_valley_ summer firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-734-3707
MIDDLE- AND HIGH-SCHOOL-AGE CAMPS: NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) Driggs, ID Ages: 14 to 19 Dates: summerlong Activities: Wyoming and Idaho-based courses available in backpacking, camping, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, horsepacking, rockclimbing, and leadership
Contact: nols.edu 800-710-6657 *See website for complete list of camps and details. Treasure Mountain Boy Scout Camp, Camp of the Tetons (Teton Canyon) Ages: Boys Scouts ages 11 to 17 Dates: July 10-August 12, weeklong residential camps Activities: swimming, canoeing, rowing, archery, shooting and gun safety, hiking, outdoor skills training and activities, wildlife and conservation training and activities, basketry, wood carving, leather work Contact: tetonscouts.org email@example.com, terry.hoopes@scouting. org; 208-522-5155 or 208-233-4600
MULTIPLE AGE GROUPS: Camp TOA (Teton Outdoor Adventures) Ages: 6 to 14 (day camp), 8-14 (overnight), and 15+ (internships) at Tetonia location Dates: June 19-26, July 10-31, and August 7-19, MondayFriday, weeklong camps (pick up and drop off available in Wilson), weekends available Activities: horseback riding (arena and trail), art, yoga, growing vegetables and cooking, animal husbandry, hiking, and outdoor activities. All meals provided. Contact: camptoa.com sierra.TOA@gmail.com; 307-413-6258 Challenger Sports British Soccer Camps (Driggs) Ages: 3 to 14 Dates: June 19-23 and July 24-July 28, weeklong half-day or full-day sessions, depending on age Activities: campers will learn a progressive series of skillbuilding soccer practices, complete with drills, coached scrimmages, and daily tournaments
Contact: challengersports.com Jessica Fritsch, 208-709-6792 Grand Targhee Resort Adventure Summer Camp Ages: 5 to 12 Dates: June 19-September 1, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (Driggs and Alta shuttle available) Activities: swimming, hiking, mountain biking, chairlift rides, nature exploration, climbing wall, Euro bungee, outdoor games Contact: grandtarghee.com/lesson-rentals/kids-campswim-lessons/summer-camps/ firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-353-2300 Learning Academy of Teton Valley Ages: 3 to 12 Dates: June 5-August 25, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Activities: exploration and creative play, water play on a monster water slide, science, art, field trips, hiking, biking Contact: learningacademyschool.com email@example.com; 208-354-7898 *Preregister by May 26 for June camps, by June 30 for July camps, and by July 28 for August camps Local Galleria Kids’ Classes Ages: 3 to 16 Dates: TBD Activities: comedy, costumes, set design, fashion, jewelry making, sidewalk art, spray-paint and airbrush art, individualized art instruction Contact: tetonvalleylocalart.com firstname.lastname@example.org; 208-270-0833 Teton Arts Council Art Adventures Camp Ages: 7 to 14 (counselor in training program also available for ages 14-18) Dates: June 12-August 25, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-
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3:00 p.m. Activities: painting, drawing, ceramics, pottery, sculpture, print making, art education, educational garden; counselor in training program offers artistic mentoring, open studio, portfolio prep, and artistic development in exchange for help with summer camps Contact: tetonartscouncil.com email@example.com; 610-764-0828 * Ten-visit punch passes available for drop-ins. Teton County 4-H Summer Programs and Camp Ages: 8 to 18 Dates: ongoing programs that culminate at the Teton County Fair in August and an overnight camp in Alpine, WY June 14-16 Activities: livestock production, plant and animal science, environment and outdoors, business and citizenship, healthy living, creative arts, shooting sports, team building Contact: uidaho.edu/extension/county/teton firstname.lastname@example.org; 208-354-2961 * Enroll online by May 1. Teton County Library Summer Reading (Alta Branch) Free and fun reading adventures! Ages: all ages Dates: mid-June-mid-August Activities: online and mobile game-based reading, special events, crafts, movies, theme-based summer reading activities every Saturday 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Contact: tclib.org/alta email@example.com; 307-353- 2505 Teton Indoor Sports Academy Ages: 5 and up Dates: mid-June-August, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Activities: gymnastics, games, art, outdoor play Contact: tetonindoorsportsacademy.com firstname.lastname@example.org; 307-413-6082 Teton Rock Gym Climbing Camp Ages: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 6 and up; Wednesdays, 8 and up Dates: Summer-long, Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.3:00 p.m. Activities: indoor rock climbing, bouldering, toprope climbing, belaying, sport lead climbing (mature and experienced climbers only), route setting, outdoor play, stretching, games, and art, Wednesday day trips to local outdoor climbing areas Contact: tetonrockgym.com email@example.com; 208-354-1046 Teton Springs Kid’s Camp Ages: potty-trained to 12 Dates: summerlong, Monday-Friday, 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m Activities: swim, golf, hiking, biking, tennis, arts and crafts Contact: tetonsprings.com firstname.lastname@example.org; 877-787-8757 *Swim lesson dates and times TBD; contact email@example.com for more information. Teton Springs Kid’s Golf Camp Ages: 6 to 15 Dates: June 26-30, 9:00 a.m-2:00 p.m., aftercare available through the kid’s camp (pack for swimming) Activities: golf instruction with a pro Contact: tetonsprings.com firstname.lastname@example.org; 877-787-8757 Teton Valley Dance Academy Ages: 3 to 18
Dates: TBD Activities: creative dance, ballet point, jazz, modern Contact: tetonvalleydance.com email@example.com; 208-709-0777 or 307-413-4679 Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation Mountain Bike Camp Ages: 8 to 18 Dates: July 17-20, July 24-27, and July 31-August 3, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Activities: cross-country focused, skills and drills, Teton Valley trail riding, advanced camp available for riders who have already attended a TVSEF camp Contact: tvsef.org firstname.lastname@example.org; 208-354-4878 Treasure Mountain Boy Scout Camp, Cedar Badge National Youth Leadership Training Ages: Boy Scouts ages 12 to 17, Girl Scouts ages 14 to 20 Dates: June 12-17, June 19-24, August 7-August 12 Activities: leadership, team building, decision-making skills, goal setting, problem solving, camping, rappelling, geocaching, campfire programs Contact: tetonscouts.org email@example.com; terry.hoopes@scouting. org; 208-522-5155 or 208-233-4600 YMCA Big Elk Creek Summer Camp Ages: 7 to 14 Dates: starting second week in June, dates TBD, weeklong overnight camps Activities: archery, hiking, bike riding, canoeing, campfire activities, arts and crafts, and games. Contact: ifymca.org/camps/residentcamp/ and facebook. com/bigelkcreek/ firstname.lastname@example.org; 208-523-0600
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