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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, JW Marriott 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.




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