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Canyon Crest Elementary School

Located up the South Fork of Provo Canyon, Camp Big Springs is the place where multiple generations within the Provo community have created some of their best memories.

Each summer, Provo City School District provides an Outdoor Education Program at Camp Big Springs. The summer STEM camp serves as an extension of the current fifth grade STEM curriculum.

Fifth grade students within the Provo City School District spend five days engulfed in hands-on science experiences, arts & crafts, sports & recreation, and campfire programs.

“This is an opportunity to get kids outside doing things and see that science isn’t just a classroom. Science goes everywhere and is really, most importantly done outside. Whether that’s biology, or physics, or engineering – we’re outside doing those things,” said Jon Mcilmoil, a physics teacher at Timpview High School who spends part of his summers teaching at Camp Big Springs.

The camp’s rich history stretches as far as 1969, and continues to make a profound impact on our students, our parents, and the community as a whole.

You can learn more on the Camp Big Springs Web page.

2020 Camp Big Springs Registration Information Registration packets will be sent home from each elementary this week.  The registration window will be open from February 19th to March 13th.  You will need to fill paperwork being sent home and return it to your school.

The registration fee of $120.00 is due with the application form at the time you register. The fee covers food, bus travel, craft supplies, t-shirt, and all other expenses for the week. Please make checks payable to your child’s school.

A financial aid application is available for students in need of assistance, and can be picked up from the school secretary.

Although optional, we encourage parents and students to attend an Orientation Meeting held on Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 p.m., in the auditorium at Sunset View Elementary School.

Should you have any immediate questions, please call the Outdoor Ed. Administrative Assistant at 801-374-4947 or email

Schedule The schedule for 2020 Camp Big Springs is:

June 1-5: Canyon Crest, Provost, Rock Canyon June 8-12: Lakeview, Provo Peaks, Edgemont June 15-19: Wasatch, Sunsetview, Franklin June 22-26: Westridge, Amelia Earhart, Timpanogos, Spring Creek Each group will leave from and return to Sunset View Elementary School.

The full summer schedule is available on the Camp web page.

Important Dates Registration: February 19th-March 13th

Orientation Meeting: Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 p.m. (1520 West 600 South, Provo, UT 84601)


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