Innovations 1

August 16 – October 8

For Innovations session one, students will be rotating through the Space Center, SmartLab, and our learning about and helping out on our farm during this session. Details about each of these school features can be found on our website. Innovations is only for enrolled students that are signed up to attend and not on the waiting list. 

Discovery 1: Paddle boarding+ at Lindon Marina

August 16 – September 10

In addition to learning how to and practicing paddleboarding and other man powered watercraft, we will spend some time getting familiar with the environment of Utah Lake at the Lindon Marina with some bird watching and plant and insect identification, slackline and relay games. In addition to swimwear all students must bring a towel and a bag to hold these objects in. Please mark everything with your student’s name. Students will come with water clothes already on (dry clothes and towel in tow). Sunscreen must be applied at home. Students are in charge of keeping track of any items they bring with them. CGA will not be held responsible for any lost items. Dress code is no bikinis for girls and regular swim trunks for boys. They will need good closed toed shoes for our out of water activities. Lindon Marina requires a waiver to be signed for each participant so make sure you get that signed for your students. Discovery is for enrolled students only so if you choose parent transportation that will be for drop off and pick up only. Parents and families are asked not to stay at the marina during Discovery.

Discovery 2: Wellness for Life at Canyon Grove Academy

September 13 – October 8

Students will rotate through the following three classes on campus.

Fitness Fun: This class will offer a lot of different activities that build coordination skills through obstacle courses, relay races, games, dance and movement.

Mindfulness: This class will include nutrition and mindful eating practices, mental and emotional management skills, mixed with body movement like yoga and stretching.

Financial Wellness: This course is based on Dave Ramsey’s Financial Freedom Jr. teaching students financial literacy, how to work hard, save money and stay out of debt.

INNOVATIONS AND DISCOVERY 

We are so excited to announce that we are bringing back our much loved Discovery program and adding it to our Innovations program.

bus is available to pick your student up for both Innovations and Discovery (depending on which one they are assigned to) from South Jordan, Draper and Springville and bring you to Pleasant Grove to participate in these activities.

Students will alternate between Innovations and Discovery throughout the year according to the assigned rotation listed on the chart below. You may choose to participate in the activities for that assigned session or not by how you sign up.

Students are enrolled on a first come first serve basis. We want to provide these program opportunities to all our students and we will do our best to do so. It is very important that if you do not get registered for this first session and want to attend throughout the year that you sign up for the waiting list. This will help us immensely as we can then gauge interest and numbers more accurately and make adjustments where needed for the rest of the year. Being on the waiting list will get you top priority for the second sign up.

Here is the schedule of which day of the week each location will attend Innovations or Discovery per location.  We are hoping this information will help you plan your family schedule. Please note that it is subject to change depending upon student enrollment for 21/22.

Monday –  Adventures-in-person

Tuesday – PG Thursday, South Jordan

Wednesday – PG Tuesday and Springville

Thursday – PG Monday, Draper

Friday – Tooele & Eagle Mountain

Students will enroll for either Innovations (9:00-11:30 for 8 weeks) or Discovery (12:15-2:45 for 4 weeks) according to their assigned schedule listed below.

Below you will find a possible schedules for the upcoming year.  We can finalize these schedules when we know our enrollment.

As an example – If my child is attending Epic on Thursday in PG they could attend Discovery 1 & 2 on Mondays for the first 8 weeks and then Winter Innovations for the following 8 weeks.  For the second semester they could attend Discovery 5 & 6 and then Spring Innovations for a total of 32 weeks.

Possible Session Assignment Schedule for Innovations/Discovery 2021-22

Program Dates Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Innovations 1 Aug 16 – Oct 8 Adventures PG Thurs PG Tues PG Mon
Discovery 1  Aug 16 – Sept 10 Adventures S.Jordan Springville Draper EM/Tooele
Discovery  2 Sept 13 – Oct 8 Adventures S.Jordan Springville Draper EM/Tooele
Innovations 2 Oct 18 – Dec 17 Adventures S.Jordan Springville Draper EM/Tooele
Discovery 3  Oct 18 – Nov 12 Adventures PG Thurs PG Tues PG Mon
Discovery 4 Nov 15 – Dec 17 Adventures PG Thurs PG Tues PG Mon
Innovations 3 Jan 10 – Mar 4 Adventures PG Thurs PG Tues PG Mon
Discovery 5 Jan 10 – Feb 4 Adventures S. Jordan Springville Draper EM/Tooele
Discovery 6 Feb 7 – Mar 4 Adventures S. Jordan Springville Draper EM/Tooele
Innovations 4 Mar 21 – May 13 Adventures S. Jordan Springville Draper EM/Tooele
Discovery 7 Mar 21 – Apr 15 Adventures PG Thurs PG Tues PG Mon
Discovery 8 Apr 17 – May 13 Adventures PG Thurs PG Tues PG Mon

This sample shows that my PG Thursday child could do 4 weeks of Paddle boarding, 4 weeks of Sports then 8 weeks of Farm, Maker Space & Smarlab  for the first semester and then 4 weeks of Ice skating, 4 weeks of Climbing and 8 weeks of Farm, Space center and Smartlab (STEM) for the second semester.

Sample Activity Schedule  (subject to change)

Dates Program Activity/Class 1 Activity/Class 2 Activity/Class 3
8/16-10/7 Fall Innovations Farm Space Center Smart Lab
8/16-9/9 Discovery 1 Paddle boarding
9/13-10/7 Discovery 2 Sports
10/18-12/16 Winter Innovations 1 Farm Maker Space Smart Lab
10/18-11/11 Discovery 3 Climbing
11/15-12/16 Discovery 4 Ice Skating
1/10-3/3 Winter Innovations 2 Farm Maker Space Smart Lab
1/10-2/3 Discovery 5 Ice Skating
2/7-3/3 Discovery 6 Climbing
3/21-5/12 Spring Innovations Farm Space Center Smart Lab
3/21-4/14 Discovery 7 Sports
4/18-5/12 Discovery 8 Paddle boarding

Discovery/Innovations Supervisor

Jana loves life, learning and a good adventure. She has four children who somehow keep getting older and older. Led by a deep drive for educating and growing whole humans she has homeschooled and hybrid schooled them for 16 + years. She joined Canyon Grove Academy after creating and running her own homeschool support that taught academics, character education, art, and the chinese martial arts in the Salt Lake valley for four years. Shortly after joining Canyon Grove Academy she helped create the Discovery program and has been running that and loving it ever since. She loves creating opportunities for personal growth and personal accountability through such a wide variety of experiences.

Jana earned a BFA from BYU back in the day. She is a RYT 200 registered yoga instructor and a student of the chinese martial arts. Her love of adventure has led her around the world enjoying various cultures and the great outdoors. With also enjoying photography, she has the pictures to prove it. But her favorite moments are when she is with all of her children in the same room talking about life, teasing each other and enjoying each other’s company.

She enthusiastically looks forward to continuing to learn and grow with the students.

jana.stout@canyongrove.com

801-810-9141

JanaStout

Mentor

Bradyn Lystrup has an innate ability to entertain, whether he is running a simulation in the Space Center or adding laughter to everyday mundane activities.  He’s able to find the best in every situation and use humor to involve and enthuse even the most reluctant learner.  Bradyn has almost 20 years of simulated learning experience. He eagerly accepts assignments and develops innovative solutions, even in the most challenging educational circumstances.  He creates an environment that encourages students’ acceptance of responsibility for their own learning. Bradyn also has a background in sales and sales management.  When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two beautiful young daughters, playing games with friends and family, or doing anything related to cars.

Mentor

Maxwell Whitson is from Minnesota where he called home until a couple of years ago when he and his wife moved to Utah for the amazing mountains. He studied Environmental and Outdoor Education in Duluth, MN and has been writing and teaching hands-on and experiential based curriculum for youth programs ever since. Maxwell loves to help people have fun and learn, especially in the outdoors! He spends his time hiking, biking, climbing, and skiing in the mountains!

Mentor

Sage DeLaMare is a student at Brigham Young University majoring in Human Development and minoring in Japanese. In the future she want to be a Child Life Specialist. She grew up in Bountiful, Utah, as the oldest of 6 kids. She is an avid runner, art enthusiast, and lover of the outdoors.

Mentor

Lizzie DeLaMare is currently attending the University of Utah and plans to major in recreational therapy. She loves animals, especially llamas! She is a mentor for Discovery Days, which is the best job ever! She loves to have fun with the kids and learn new things alongside them and is thankful to be at such a wonderful school.

Mentor

Nathan Prestwich grew up in the small farm town of Elberta, Utah. He is currently studying elementary education with an emphasis in Earth science at UVU. He lived in Colombia for two years and is fluent in Spanish. Nathan has a passion for the outdoors. He loves hiking, fishing, and seeing new places, especially with his wife. He loves geography and dreams of traveling the world.  Nathan has always loved interacting with kids and excited for this new school year!

Innovations and Discovery’s Rules 2021-22

Registration:

We do not accept late registrations. You will need to sign up for each session. Signups are held 4 times per year and are open for 2 weeks.  Signup dates are posted on the website. Please take note of those dates and plan to register accordingly. Parents are responsible for signing up their students for each session.  

Attendance: 

Both Innovations and Discovery offer incredible opportunities for the growth and learning of the whole child. We are happy we can provide these free of charge to our students. In order to participate in these programs please know that when you sign up for a session you are committing to attend the full session. Those that are not in compliance with this policy for one session will not be allowed to participate in the following session. After missing one session you can then try again. If you have any of the below you are not in compliance and will be asked to sit out the following session. To have an absence excused you must communicate with Jana (jana.stout@canyongrove.com) before the absence or day of explaining why the student will be missing. Emails without an explanation will be subject to counting as an unexcused absence.

DISCOVERY: 

2 unexcused absences

2-3 excused absences

Combo of 1 unexcused absence and 1-2 excused absences

INNOVATIONS:

3 unexcused absences

3-4 excused absences

Combo of 1-2 unexcused absence and 1-2 excused absences

Dress Code:

During Innovations and Discovery participants must adhere to Canyon Grove dress code policy.  Students, staff and volunteers wear a Canyon Grove Academy T-shirt or Sweatshirt (must be visible) and closed toed shoes. Hats are not allowed. 

If students are not dressed appropriately they will be given a reminder slip at the end of the day. After 3 reminders we will work with parents and students to come up with a plan of how the dress code can be followed and given a few more changes to comply. Students that are not able to follow the dress code will not be able to participate in the programs.  

Bus:

Riding the bus is a privilege we are happy we can offer. Students are responsible for their behavior while riding the bus in order to use this privilege. Here is the full bus policy document.

Bus policy document

Behavior:  

Students are expected to be respectful, responsible and ready during Innovations and Discovery. We have a three strikes policy with behavior issues. If a student receives three strikes in one day, parents will be contacted to pick up their student and come up with a plan with the program director and student for improved behavior while at Innovations or Discovery before returning to participate.

No food:

Please feed your students well before they come to Innovations or Discovery. No food is allowed on the bus or in the classrooms. Water bottles are acceptable. Please mark them with your name.

Schedules by Location

Monday Innovations/Discovery

Adventures-in-person – Group One

Program Assigned Day Week of activity Time
Innovations 1 Monday Aug 16 – Oct 8 9 am – 11:30 am
Fall Break No classes  Oct 11-15
Discovery 3 Monday Oct 18 – Nov 12 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 4 Monday Nov 15 – Dec 17 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Winter Break No classes  Dec 20 – Dec 31
Innovations 3 Monday Jan 10 – Mar 4 9 am – 11:30 am
Spring Break No classes Mar 14-18
Discovery 7 Monday Mar 21 – Apr 15 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 8 Monday Apr 18 – May 13 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Summer No classes May 27 – August

Adventures-in-person – Group Two

Program Assigned Day Week of activity Time
Discovery 1 Monday Aug 16 – Sept 10 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 2 Monday Sept. 13 – Oct 8 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Fall Break No classes  Oct 11 – 15
Innovations 2 Monday Oct 18 – Dec 17 9 am – 11:30 am
Winter Break No classes  Dec 20 – Dec 31
Discovery 5 Monday Jan 10 – Feb 4 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 6 Monday Apr 18 – May 13 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Spring Break No classes Mar 14 – 18 Spring Break
Innovations 4 Monday Mar 21- May 13 9 am – 11:30 am
Summer No classes May 27 – August

Tuesday Innovations/Discovery

Pleasant Grove Thursday

Program Assigned Day Sign up Week of activity Time
Epic Thursday Aug 16 – May 27 9 am – 3:15pm
Fall Innovations  Tuesday July 19-Aug 2 Aug 16 – Oct 8 9 am – 11:30 am
Fall Break No classes  Oct 11-15
Discovery 3 Tuesday Sept. 13-27 Oct 18 – Nov 12 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 4 Tuesday Sept. 13-27 Nov 15 – Dec 17 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Winter Break No classes  Dec 20 – Dec 31
Winter Innovations  Tuesday Nov 15-Dec 6 Jan 10 – Mar 4 9 am – 11:30 am
Spring Break No classes Mar 14-18
Discovery 7 Tuesday Feb 14-28 Mar 21 – Apr 15 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 8 Tuesday Feb 14-28 Apr 18 – May 13 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Summer No classes May 27 – August

South Jordan 

Program Assigned Day Sign up Week of activity Time
Epic Wednesday Aug 16 – May 27 9 am – 3:00pm
Discovery 1 Tuesday July 19-Aug 2 Aug 16 – Sept 10 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 2 Tuesday July 19-Aug 2 Sept 13 – Oct 8 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Fall Break No classes  Oct 11-15
Winter Innovations  Tuesday Sept. 13-27 Oct 18 – Dec 17 9 am – 11:30 am
Winter Break No classes  Dec 20 – Dec 31
Discovery 5 Tuesday Nov 15-Dec 6 Jan 10 – Feb 4 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 6 Tuesday Nov 15-Dec 6 Feb 7 – Mar 4 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Spring Break No classes Mar 14-18
Spring Innovations  Tuesday Feb 14-28 Mar 21 – May 13 9 am – 11:30 am
Summer No classes May 27 – August

Wednesday Innovations/Discovery

Pleasant Grove Tuesday

Program Assigned Day Sign up Week of activity Time
Epic Tuesday Aug 16 – May 27 9 am – 3:15 pm
Fall Innovations  Wednesday July 19-Aug 2 Aug 16 – Oct 8 9 am – 11:30 am
Fall Break No classes  Oct 11-15
Discovery 3 Wednesday Sept. 13-27 Oct 18 – Nov 12 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 4 Wednesday Sept. 13-27 Nov 15 – Dec 17 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Winter Break No classes  Dec 20 – Dec 31
Winter Innovations  Wednesday Nov 15-Dec 6 Jan 10 – Mar 4 9 am – 11:30 am
Spring Break No classes Mar 14-18
Discovery 7 Wednesday Feb 14-28 Mar 21 – Apr 15 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 8 Wednesday Feb 14-28 Apr 18 – May 13 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Summer No classes May 27 – August

Springville

Program Assigned Day Sign up Week of activity Time
Epic Thursday Aug 16 – May 27 9 am – 3:00 pm
Discovery 1 Wednesday July 19-Aug 2 Aug 16 – Sept 10 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 2 Wednesday July 19-Aug 2 Sept 13 – Oct 8 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Fall Break No classes  Oct 11-15
Winter Innovations  Wednesday Sept. 13-27 Oct 18 – Dec 17 9 am – 11:30 am
Winter Break No classes  Dec 20 – Dec 31
Discovery 5 Wednesday Nov 15-Dec 6 Jan 10 – Feb 4 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 6 Wednesday Nov 15-Dec 6 Feb 7 – Mar 4 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Spring Break No classes Mar 14-18
Spring Innovations  Wednesday Feb 14-28 Mar 21 – May 13 9 am – 11:30 am
Summer No classes May 27 – August

Thursday Innovations/Discovery

Pleasant Grove Monday

Program Assigned Day Sign up Week of activity Time
Epic Monday Aug 16 – May 27 9 am – 3:15 pm
Fall Innovations  Thursday July 19-Aug 2 Aug 16 – Oct 8 9 am – 11:30 am
Fall Break No classes  Oct 11-15
Discovery 3 Thursday Sept. 13-27 Oct 18 – Nov 12 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 4 Thursday Sept. 13-27 Nov 15 – Dec 17 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Winter Break No classes  Dec 20 – Dec 31
Winter Innovations  Thursday Nov 15-Dec 6 Jan 10 – Mar 4 9 am – 11:30 am
Spring Break No classes Mar 14-18
Discovery 7 Thursday Feb 14-28 Mar 21 – Apr 15 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 8 Thursday Feb 14-28 Apr 18 – May 13 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Summer No classes May 27 – August

Draper

Program Assigned Day Sign up Week of activity Time
Epic Tuesday Aug 16 – May 27 9 am – 3:00 pm
Discovery 1 Thursday July 19-Aug 2 Aug 16 – Sept 10 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 2 Thursday July 19-Aug 2 Sept 13 – Oct 8 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Fall Break No classes  Oct 11-15
Winter Innovations  Thursday Sept. 13-27 Oct 18 – Dec 17 9 am – 11:30 am
Winter Break No classes  Dec 20 – Dec 31
Discovery 5 Thursday Nov 15-Dec 6 Jan 10 – Feb 4 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 6 Thursday Nov 15-Dec 6 Feb 7 – Mar 4 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Spring Break No classes Mar 14-18
Spring Innovations  Thursday Feb 14-28 Mar 21 – May 13 9 am – 11:30 am
Summer No classes May 27 – August

Friday Innovations/Discovery

Tooele & Eagle Mountain

Program Assigned Day Sign up Week of activity Time
Epic Tooele: Monday

EM: Tuesday

Aug 16 – May 27 9 am – 3:00 pm
Discovery 1 Friday July 19-Aug 2 Aug 16 – Sept 10 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 2 Friday July 19-Aug 2 Sept 13 – Oct 8 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Fall Break No classes  Oct 11-15
Winter Innovations  Friday Sept. 13-27 Oct 18 – Dec 17 9 am – 11:30 am
Winter Break No classes  Dec 20 – Dec 31
Discovery 5 Friday Nov 15-Dec 6 Jan 10 – Feb 4 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Discovery 6 Friday Nov 15-Dec 6 Feb 7 – Mar 4 12:15 am – 2:45 pm
Spring Break No classes Mar 14-18
Spring Innovations  Friday Feb 14-28 Mar 21 – May 13 9 am – 11:30 am
Summer No classes May 27 – August