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8th 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 thirteen 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 more than 100 women attended the 7th annual women’s camp. The women’s and men’s camps combined to raise more than $195,000 for 140 local charities. This year we are proud to present an extraordinary array of experts for the 8th Annual Mickey’s Camp for Women, scheduled for August 11-13, 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, gourmet cooking, dancing, zipline, wine tasting, art, trapeze 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 Pat Miller, 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, other sponsored meals are: Café Patachou, Palomino/ Henry’s Pub & Grill and Seasons 52.

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.


Patricia Miller
Vera Bradley

Patricia R. Miller and Barbara Bradley Baekgaard founded Vera Bradley in 1982, and the company quickly grew into an internationally recognized brand. Vera Bradley products are now sold through 3,100 specialty stores and more than 100 Vera Bradley stores nationwide.

Miller took a leave of absence from 2005-2006 to serve as Indiana’s first Secretary of Commerce for the State of Indiana and CEO of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Patricia returned to Vera Bradley in early 2006. From February 2011 until her retirement in October 2012, she served as Vera Bradley’s National Spokesperson.

She currently serves as a board member of the Vera Bradley corporate board, Indiana University Varsity Club, the Indiana University Music School Advisory Board and the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, a non-profit organization she co-founded to support breast cancer research at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.

Patricia is a graduate of Indiana University. She and her husband, Mike, enjoy golf, traveling, reading, lake activities, and spending time with their three sons, five grandchildren, and their families. Come hear how this 7-year Mickey’s Camper started her business, saw it grow and what lessons she has learned along the way!




Café Patachou has been lauded by Bon Appetit Magazine as one of its “Ten Favorite Places to Eat Breakfast in the Nation.” Café Patachou has been locally owned since 1989 by Martha Hoover. Its unique, casual, French menu, extended hours and dog friendly, outdoor seating delight customers with a perfect respite for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


Palomino/Henry’s Pub & Grill
Palomino’s, and new to their restaurant family Henry’s Pub & Grill, are proud to be coming 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
Scholars Inn is a local, independent restaurant and food production facility that specializes in all-natural, preservative free breads, pastries and bagels.

Seasons 52
Seasons 52, an award-winning, casually sophisticated fresh grill invites you to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally inspired menu and an international wine list of 100 wines, 60 offered by the glass. Foods are served at their peak of freshness and grilled over wood fires or oven roasted, allowing diners to enjoy lower calorie, great tasting meals while maintaining a fitness-conscious lifestyle. Signature items include Rustic Flatbreads, Cedar Plank Salmon and Pork Tenderloin Medallions. Enjoy expertly prepared food, great wines and a contemporary, yet warm adult atmosphere. Live entertainment in the piano bar nightly.


Just Pop In! is a one-of-a-kind gourmet popcorn company. We take traditional stove-top popping methods to more modern standards with irresistible recipes. Just Pop In! makes its product in “small batch” to ensure its gourmet popcorn is always fresh and crisp. Just Pop In! provides services for custom packaging, special and corporate events, weddings, hotel amenities and more.


Other sponsors
• Backpacks – Ivy Tech Community College
• Beverages – Crown Liquors
• Mint tins – Seasons 52
• Turn down donuts – Square Donuts
• Turn down popcorn – Weaver Popcorn Company
• Water – Republic National Distributing Company