Jackson Hole High School’s “Art & Literature in Nature”

Teton Science Schools (Kelly Campus)

February 1-5, 2016


or the past 42 years, Jackson Hole High School students have participated in an engaging five-day “Art & Literature” retreat at the Teton Science Schools’ Kelly Campus. Art & Lit allows students to express themselves through art and creative writing, while reflecting on the values of nature, wildlife, and outdoor recreation in their lives. 

Alumni of Art & Lit consistently rank the program as one of the most memorable and important experience of their high school careers!


During each of the five days of Art & Lit, students:

·   Develop creative writing and art skills via individual and small group sessions with Artist-in-Residence Greg Houda and Writers-in-Residence Mary Hoelscher and Carin Larkin. 

·   Practice creativity & observation skills in field journals during outdoor experiences with Teton Science School instructors, with artist and writer support. 

·   Refine artwork and writing through open studio time, including artist-author-peer student feedback.   

·   Reflect on the value of living in the extraordinary natural environment of Jackson Hole!

·   Have fun, laugh, play music, sing songs, write poetry, build snow sculptures, cross country ski, watch wildlife, make new friends (and keep the old),….and have the time of their lives! 


Program fee of $350.00 dollars includes room and board, transportation, ski equipment, art supplies, journals, and instruction.  Scholarship funding is available upon request.  Email Facilitators Jim Rooks (jrooks@tcsd.org) with questions.  Students can REGISTER on a “first come – first serve” basis with Activities Secretary Cyndi Sutton (csutton@tcsd.org) or (307)-732-3704. 

Art and Lit in Action

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