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10th Annual Mickey’s Camp for Women


Mickey’s Camp was the long-time dream of local businessman Mickey Maurer. In 2001, this dream came true with the inaugural Mickey’s Camp. In the past fifteen years, Mickey’s Camp enabled adults to leave behind daily pressures, explore new opportunities, perfect old skills and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow campers in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

Last year the women’s and men’s camps combined to raise more than $150,000 for 110 local charities. This year we are proud to present an extraordinary array of experts for the 10th Annual Mickey’s Camp for Women, scheduled for August 15-17, at Bradford Woods Outdoor Center. Your time will be filled with exciting 90-minute sessions throughout Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Options include stand up paddleboard, fencing, a day on the beach, trapeze, wine tasting, jewelry making and so much more. You may also relax around the pool, have a massage, enjoy a manicure or read a good book. Evening activities promise to be equally enjoyable as you will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with world renowned performer Angela Brown, dine on delicious cuisine, play in a poker or euchre tournament, eat s’mores around the campfire or turn the lights out early and rest up for another exciting day at camp. This year, sponsored meals are: Ivy Tech Smoky Bears Barbecue Club, Scholars Inn Bakehouse, Mimi Blue Meatballs, Palomino, Georgia Reese’s Southern Table & Bar and Amore Pizzeria Ristorante.

Read on to learn about what’s in store for you at Mickey’s Camp for Women. Sign up soon; reservations will be held on a first come, first served basis.


Angela Brown

Weaving story with song, soprano Angela Brown will motivate us with a presentation entitled “Go for It: Nothing Beats A Failure But A Try!” Angela’s journey from Indianapolis to the Metropolitan Opera and beyond might surprise you. From international opera and symphonic performances to a sparkling jewelry line to a new, not-for-profit entity benefitting underserved schools and communities, Angela shares life’s triumphs, tribulations and truths from her unique perspective. Angela unites opera, pops and gospel in one sensational voice and is a featured artist on the two-time, Grammy Award® winning recording “Ask Your Mama.” Her highly successful Metropolitan Opera debut in the title role of Aida captured instant attention from international print and broadcast media and catapulted Angela onto the world’s prestigious opera and symphonic stages.

Her most recent adventure includes the world premiere of a new, American opera, Charlie Parker’s Yardbird. The role of Addie Parker, Charlie’s mother, was written especially for her. The first performances took place with Opera Philadelphia in the summer of 2015. The opera reprised in April 2016 for historic performances at the Apollo Theater in New York City, the first time an opera had ever been performed on that stage. While opera is the main catalyst for her career, Angela’s performance experience includes everything from star hostess on stage to producer and creator of Opera ... from a Sistah’s Point of View, an inspired show that has gained international notoriety for bringing opera to the masses in the form of an edgy, yet educational, concert presentation.

Throughout her career, Angela has joined forces with symphonic pops legends Marvin Hamlisch, Jack Everly and Erich Kunzel while traveling the world for classical performances at Lincoln Center, Paris Opera, Vienna State Opera, Capetown Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Edmonton Opera, Calgary Philharmonic, Shanghai World Expo, Moscow Performing Arts Center and more. But, she always welcomes a return home to her beloved Indianapolis for appearances with the Indianapolis Symphony for their acclaimed Yuletide pops extravaganza, the Indianapolis Opera, or to sing the National Anthem for the Colts or Pacers.




Amore Pizzeria Ristorante
Amore Pizzeria Ristorante is an authentic family owned New York style pizzeria serving top quality hand made family recipes since 2003. Started by 2 brothers Chris and Dan Simone they brought a little slice of their Italian upbringing in New York to Indiana, since then they have been sharing their family recipes with the people of Zionsville and beyond.


Georgia Reese's
Former Colt’s Player Gary Brackett and Jeff Smith, Indianapolis restaurateur bring soulful Southern Cuisine to the Hoosier Heartland. Georgia Reese’s Southern Table & Bar is where honest-to-goodness soul means authentic recipes prepared and served in an upscale urban atmosphere filled with the sounds and smells of home. With an ambiance reminiscent of prohibition-era supper clubs, the atmosphere is comprised of warm rustic décor, a comfortable inviting layout, and regular live jazz and R&B performances.


Ivy Tech Smoky Bears Barbecue Club
The Ivy Tech Smoky Bears Barbecue Club was founded in 2014 by Chef Allen Edwards. The activities of the club include learning about cooking barbecue and competing in Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned competitions. In their first year they took home a first and a second place trophy. The club is working on honing their meat-smoking skills and making the perfect rub.


Mimi Blue Meatballs
Mildred (Mimi) Bluestein Kosene, “Mimi Blue”, was born and raised in Indianapolis-back when downtown was the only town-when people got dressed up for the theater and restaurant dining was a luxury.

Mimi Blue Meatballs is a tribute to our mother “Mimi Blue” Kosene. Mimi was a Lady, endowed with manners, taste, and an easy social grace. She loved good food whether dining out or cooking for a hard-working husband and 3 sons. Every home-cooked meal had to satisfy the whole family, as well as any friends who often stopped by. Cooking was the way she brought us together, kept us healthy, and showed us love.

At Mimi Blue, we make the kind of food Mimi cooked for us at home, but we serve it in the type of old-world urban setting that Mimi so much enjoyed. Like Mimi herself, our meatball dishes are classics. Each recipe is rooted in culinary tradition, but refined for the modern palette.


Palomino Restaurant & Bar
Palomino Restaurant & Bar is proud to be coming back to camp! You’ll enjoy the eclectic flavors of Palomino’s menu featuring regional American cuisine inspired by the simple and rustic dishes of Europe.


Scholars Inn
From fine seafood to scones, a great place for a cup of coffee or a luxurious place for a weekend retreat — Scholars Inn is THE provider of hospitality in Bloomington. Located in Bloomington, Indiana, home of Indiana University, Scholars Inn has served the residents and visitors for almost 16 years. Come and see what Scholars Inn has to offer — visit the Scholars Inn Gourmet Café & Wine Bar, Scholars Inn Bed & Breakfast, Downtown or Eastside Scholars Inn Bakehouse or pick up a bag of our famous Bakehouse Granola! With 2 locations, both steps from the Indiana University Campus, Scholars Inn Bakehouse is a great place to grab a sandwich or join us for a delicious breakfast. Serving deli sandwiches, burgers, gourmet salads, pastries, bagels, bakery desserts and hot coffee — we’ve got something for every taste and every meal.


Other sponsors
• Backpacks – Ivy Tech Community College
• Beer – Heineken
• Golf Carts – Angie's List
• Hospitality Tent Monday night – JW Marriott Indianapolis
• Hospitality Tent Tuesday night – Gregory & Appel
• Late-night snack – Just Pop In!
• Morning Coffee – Mission Coffee, LLC
• Snacks – Johnson Grossnickle & Associates
• Turn down donuts and late night snack – Square Donuts
• Turn down donuts chocolate – The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
• Water – Republic National Distributing Company
• Wine – Crown Liquors