Summer Camp

Summer Camp

We are excited to announce Monticello Academy’s second annual SMASH Camp!!  This program is designed to give students hands-on, fun activities, experiments and projects using 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 12 to June 30.  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.  The program is divided in 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 2nd.  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.

Ms. Nugent, Ms. Fritzsche, Mrs. Betzer and Mrs. Porter will be co-teaching SMASH Camp this summer and students will rotate each day to all of these teachers so they can participate in at least three or four activities per day.  Below is the schedule of activities/topics for these weeks.  There may be additional activities planned that are not listed, but follow the theme for the week.  

Please note that Ms. Nugent’s class will be doing a blood splatter activity for 2 of the days and she will notify the students and parents so that students will be able to bring a change of clothes for that activity.

WEEK 1 (Monday June 12th to Friday June 16th)

Ms. Nugent – Forensics and Food Science 1

Mrs. Porter – will not be here for the first week

Mrs. Betzer – Computer Programming (Coding) – Tynker course

Ms. Fritzsche – Animation Creations


WEEK 2 (Monday June 19th to Friday June 23rd)

Ms. Nugent – Forensics and Food Science 2

Mrs. Porter – Space Camp 1

Mrs. Betzer – Geometer’s Sketchpad Art

Ms. Fritzsche – BreakOut! Problem Solving


WEEK 3 (Monday June 26th to Friday June 30th)

Ms. Nugent – Forensics and Food Science 3

Mrs. Porter – Space Camp 2

Mrs. Betzer – Math Olympic Games

Ms. Fritzsche – Physics for Fun


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

Mrs. Betzer –

Ms. Fritzche –

Mrs. Porter –

Ms. Nugent –


Rules for SMASH Camp Summer School:

  1. School Uniform.    All students should be in their regular school uniform clothes.  Students who are inappropriately dressed will need to call home for acceptable clothes.

  2. Access to School:  Front door is to remain locked.  Students must be dropped off on time at 8:30 a.m.   There may not be office staff available to allow entry into the school after that time and teachers will be in classrooms.

  3. Pick-Up Time:  Students need to be picked up promptly at 11:30 a.m.  

  4. Behavior:  Students will abide by the school honor code and observe all regular school rules during summer school.  This is a special opportunity for them to enjoy activities, experiment and do projects that will be fun and engaging in math and science.

  5. Enrollment.  Enrollment is for Middle School and High School Students only. This includes current 6th through 10th grade students who will be in 7th through 11th grade for the 2017-2018 school year.