Summer Camp

We are excited to announce Monticello Academy’s first Summer SMASH Camp!!  This program is designed to give students hands on, fun experience with science and math concepts, all with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) foundation.

SMASH Camp Flyer

SMASH Camp will run Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM from June 13th to July 1st.  This is for Monticello Academy students currently in grades 6-9 and will be held at the school. Students will need to be in regular Monticello Academy uniforms, except on the days where there will be messy activities such as blood spatter or Goddard's blast. Mrs. Porter will inform students ahead of time when those activities will be held. The program is divided into three weeklong sessions, each week focusing on different concepts and activities.  Students can pick and choose which week(s) they would like to attend, or they can attend all three!

Cost for the summer camp is $15 per week.  This fee will cover supplies for the activities.  Students will need to register with the front office and pay their fee(s) by June 1st. Register by calling (801) 417-8040 or emailing This will allow the teachers time to purchase enough supplies for the students who want to attend.

 Mrs. Betzer, Ms. Mace, and Mrs. Porter will be co-teaching SMASH camp this summer and students will rotate each day to all three teachers so that they can participate in at least three different activities per day.  Below is the schedule of activities/topics for each week.  There are additional activities planned for each week that are not listed, but follow the theme for the week. We will also have a special lunch each Friday (June 17th, June 24th, and July 1st) from 11:30 to 12:00 for the students that have come to SMASH Camp that week!

WEEK 1 (Monday June 13th to Friday June 17th):

Mrs. Betzer – Create masterpieces of art with Geometer’s Sketchpad

  • Snow sculptures
  • Motion geometry
  • Mondrian in Motion
  • MC Escher
  • Kaleidoscopes

Mrs. Porter – Robot week

  • Build robots that you can take home!
  • Program robots
  • Play with BB-8 droids

Ms. Mace – Graphs and Measuring

  • Giant floor graph
  • Creating graphs from personal art
  • Chex Mix recipes

WEEK 2 (Monday June 20th to Friday June 24th):

Mrs. Betzer – Computer Programming

  • Tynker programming (coding basics)

Mrs. Porter – Forensics

  • Pathology and fingerprints
  • Blood spatter
  • Tool marks, bite marks, and impression evidence
  • Entomology (using bugs to solve a crime)
  • Participate in a mock crime scene investigation

Ms. Mace – Money and Geometry

  • Finance games
  • Area/Perimeter with Candy
  • Golden Ratio

WEEK 3 (Monday June 27th to Friday July 1st):

Mrs. Betzer - STEM Week

  • Spherical Geometry
  • Geometer’s Sketchpad proofs
  • Create maps
  • Experiment with CBL

Mrs. Porter - STEM Week

  • Flower dissections (greenhouse)
  • Building mechanical hands
  • Engineering projects
  • Rockets
  • Goddard’s blast

Ms. Mace –Geometry and Statistics

  • Volume with jelly beans
  • M&M’s color distribution
  • Starburst probability
  • Goldfish random sampling

We are excited to be able to provide these fun learning experiences for the students and hope to ignite a passion for curiosity and discovery over the summer months.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any one of the teachers:

Mrs. Betzer:

Ms. Mace:

Mrs. Porter: