Crested Butte Elementary School  SUMMER EXPERIENCE 2023

WHAT is Summer Experience?

Summer Experience is an opportunity for students enrolled in any of the GWSD's schools to practice and grow their academic skills, engage in new and fun learning adventures, and hang out with friends! Students will read, write, play math games, build and create, explore, investigate, and discover!  

Summer Experience is funded by the voters of the Gunnison Valley through Fund 26.

WHO can participate? 

Students currently enrolled in any of the GWSD schools finishing Kindergarten through 4th grade can enroll in the Crested Butte Elementary Summer Experience program.  

Please contact Erica Young with any questions:

WHEN is it offered?

Summer Experience is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 20 to July 20, 2023.  Students can enroll in the Morning Program (8:30-12:00) or the Full Day program (8:30-3:30).  Registration begins online  April 24, 2023.

WHERE does this take place?

Crested Butte Elementary Summer Experience happens in our school classrooms, common areas, and on our school grounds. We are outside as much as possible, so dress for the mountains! Wear layers, sunscreen, and a hat. Bring lunch, snacks and a water bottle. 

HOW do I sign my child up?

Registration is now open.  Registration closes on May 26!  This is a firm deadline, so please sign up before May 26th if you would like your child to participate. Go to and under Events and Activities you will find the CBES Summer Experience (NOT GES Summer Experience). Please select mornings or full-day programming and your child's grade in May 2023. Pay the $25 registration fee and you're all set! Please note that lunches will not be provided this summer.

WHY should I consider this program?

"Why" is the most important question! Why participate in Summer Experience? 

Being at school and socializing with friends, building community, and having a consistent connection with school are a few reasons why. Continuing to keep academic skills sharp and building new knowledge, with the added benefit of using the outdoors as a hands-on classroom, all of these reasons and so many more are the WHY. This program helps to ensure that all of our children find success at school and beyond, and our community strongly believes in supporting kids throughout the entire year.  Your Summer Experience teachers have strong academic backgrounds, great rapport with our kids, and demonstrate a true love of learning. We look forward to spending the summer with you!