Significant Developments on the Monticello College Campuswebdev
Let me take a couple of lines to bring you current with Monticello College news.
My daughter Amber and I spent the greater part of 5 months (Jan-May 2014) in California teaching a program called Personal Financial Autonomy (the Utah segment begins in September).
We met with great success and taught over 400 students in 12 locations.
We arrived back on campus just days before students began arriving for the first hybrid online/on campus program.
Along with regular academics (30-40 hours a week of study and classroom discussion) we spent the next three weeks kicking off life on campus by building temporary summer cabins to live in (three cabins are now complete).
We also honed our blacksmithing skills, planted the experimental garden, introduced students to small arms safety training, developed a daily farm chores routine, engaged in daily physical training, learned wilderness survival skills, and slaughtered a 300-pound hog!
Fund raising was so successful, that by mid- June we had begun the construction of the central structure on campus…the dining hall (thanks to Olde School, LLC construction company).
After a very successful first trimester, we began preparations for the 4th Annual Monticello College Family Retreat.
As this is always a small event (we can not accommodate more than 150 participants), seventeen families joined us this year to enjoyed classes in blacksmithing, alpaca wool working, herbal medicine, a low ropes course, hiking, ball room dancing, choral singing, economics, government, and number of other topics.
As with every year, the highlight of the Retreat was the food prepared for us by the Hartvigson family.
In just over a week students will once again come on campus for a three week session.
We will be building stone walls, learning about permaculture, butchering turkeys, and of course, lots of academics. We are already gearing up for enrollment for 2015 so be sure to begin the process early and contact us at 435 587-2593 or apply online by clicking here.