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9th 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 fourteen 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 140 local charities. This year we are proud to present an extraordinary array of experts for the 9th Annual Mickey’s Camp for Women, scheduled for August 17-19, 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, a day on the beach, zipline, wine tasting, art 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 Kelley School of Business Dean, Idalene (Idie) Kesner, 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: Café Patachou, Ivy Tech, Scholars Inn Bakehouse, Palomino Restaurant & Bar, Kahn’s Catering 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.


Idalene (Idie) Kesner

Idalene (Idie) Kesner will speak about “The Secret to Creating & Executing Successful Strategies in Turbulent Times.” Kesner is the Dean and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business (KSB). Prior to July 2013, she served as the Associate Dean for Faculty & Research. From 2006-2009, she served as the Chairperson for the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship. Prior to this, from 2003-2006, she served as the Chairperson of the full-time MBA Program, and from 1996 to 2003 she was co-director of the school’s Consulting Academy. Kesner also served as a faculty member at the Kenan-Flager School of Business at the University of North Carolina (from 1983 to 1995).

Kesner received her MBA and Ph.D. from KSB. Her research and teaching is in the area of strategic management. Her publications have appeared in various academic and practitioner journals including Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Organization Science, Harvard Business Review, and Business Horizons. She has won 24 teaching awards, and she has taught in more than 100 executive programs in areas ranging from strategy to change management and crisis management. She has served as a consultant to many different national and international firms working on strategic and board related issues. Kesner has served in numerous service roles for the Business Policy & Strategy Division of the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society. She serves on the board of directors for 3 companies.




Long described as “a student union for adults,” Café Patachou is an award-winning restaurant. Customers can expect a world class breakfast and lunch experience that includes dishes prepared from scratch and to-order, a commitment to sourcing premium, local and often organic products, refreshingly personal yet professional service, and Café environments that are vibrant and alive. Bound by these principles since opening in 1989, Café Patachou has garnered local, regional and national accolades, including having been named one of the “Top Ten Places for Breakfast in the Country” by Bon Appetit Magazine. There are now six Café Patachou locations serving customer favorites such as made-to-order omelettes made with Indiana farm-fresh eggs, salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts, spreading the love to Indianapolis residents and visitors alike.


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.?


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 15 years. Owners Lyle and Kerry Feigenbaum take pride in offering the best quality in food and service and it shows. 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 two 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.


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.


Kahn’s Catering
Kahn’s Catering sets the standard for Indianapolis catering and event planning. Our reputation as one of the best Indianapolis caterers comes because we believe in the finest and freshest ingredients delivered at the highest level of customer service. Paired with our signature venue, Montage, and our exclusive museum venues, including Eiteljorg Museum, Indiana State Museum, and Indianapolis Museum of Art, Kahn’s Catering is the trusted choice for events. Whether we’re catering a wedding reception, gala or corporate event, we hold ourselves to the highest standards – our own.

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 two 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.


Other sponsors
• Backpacks – Ivy Tech Community College
• Beverages – Crown Liquors
• Hospitality Tent Monday night – Gregory & Appel
• Hospitality Tent Tuesday night – IBJ Media
• Late-night snack – Just Pop In!
• Morning Coffee – Mission Coffee, LLC
• Morning Yogurt – Trader’s Point Creamery
• Snacks – Johnson Grossnickle & Associates
• Turn down donuts and late night snack – Square Donuts
• Water – Republic National Distributing Company