ALPINE TOWER

Standing 50-feet tall, this vertical climbing structure is set on poles that crisscross toward the sky! Participants, both beginner and advanced, will be challenged by the pole climbs, dangling logs, seesaw log, high woozy, hanging ladders and much more. It is a creative way to be challenged both physically and mentally while being continuously on-belay!

ARCHERY

Pick up a bow, launch an arrow, and the spirit of an archer goddess may possess you. Attend the archery session to learn about this ancient art used for hunting, warring, and for peaceful relaxation. We’ll talk about proper stance and form, eye dominance, aim, how to grip the bow, draw the string and how to use a consistent anchor point. We’ll also discuss how to select archery equipment to fit you and your needs.

BEE KEEPING

Ever wondered what it takes to get started in keeping a colony of bees? Come and learn how a bee colony works. Join Ryan Berry as he details his history with beekeeping and hear why he got started with this unique hobby and leave with an understanding of how important bees are to our daily lives. Come ready to experience live bees in action while you harvest some honey to take home.

BIZARRE UNIVERSE

The universe is a very strange place. Science continues to show that the universe contains things you might find difficult to believe, and nearly impossible to get your head around. Yet with every passing day, new discoveries are made that boggle the mind. Places where matter is so dense, a thimble-full weighs a billion tons; trillions of rogue planets that travel the universe completely alone in the darkness that may have sub-surface oceans teeming with life; exoplanets where it rains shards of glass at hyper-sonic speeds; there are countless things out there that simply defy all logic.

We have collected some of the most mind-boggling facts about our universe for you to ponder. They will inspire and amaze you, and will spark that feeling of wonder at what’s really out there.

We’re just now beginning to peel away the darkness, we’re beginning to see what things are really like. This is not science fiction – this is science fact! Join Greg McCauley for this bizarre journey into the unknown.

In the early 1970’s, Greg worked for NASA at the Manned Spacecraft Center (now Johnson Space Center) in Houston, Texas. He worked in Mission Planning and Analysis for the lunar missions of Apollo 15, 16 and 17 in engineering support for Mission Control where he held a NASA top secret clearance. Greg was a member of the Lunar Launch Team for Apollo 17 where he created the maps of the lunar surface the astronauts used as they explored the Moon in their Lunar Rover. McCauley is the Founder, President and CEO of Grand Universe, a world-class Astronomical Observatory, Full Dome Digital Planetarium and Center for Space Exploration at Grand Park in Westfield Indiana.

BOURBON TASTING

Have you ever been offered a chance to taste a 20+ year old scotch or bourbon? Maybe sample a rare rum or Tequila? Join fellow camper and Executive Bourbon Steward, Ron Dow for an interactive session on the methods of tasting fine and rare distilled spirits. This session will include tasting aged and unaged bourbons.

Join us on a journey from stills to staves and learn how to judge appearance, proper nosing for aroma, and how to enjoy spirits on a more advanced level. Methods covered will include glassware selection, tasting strategies, and when to “add a splash” to gain an improved sensory experience. A distillation overview will cover what makes up spirits including grain selection, the mash bill and the choice of wood for proper aging. During our tastings we will cover “understanding the label,” so you know before you buy and learn why someone’s Pappy is so hard to find.

You may know Ron from his years of teaching and programming at the University of Indianapolis and Ball State University. You may not know that Ron is a veteran of the hospitality industry including leadership positions with Hyatt Hotels, and the Columbia Club. Ron’s formal training in distilled spirits also includes the Bourbon Academy conducted by Brown-Forman’s corporate Master Distiller Chris Morris. Ron is a certified Executive Bourbon Steward through the Distilled Spirits Epicenter of Louisville, Kentucky, which is sponsored by the Kentucky Distillers Association. Ron’s formal education includes two industry degrees, one in Culinary Arts and one in Hotel Management plus a Master’s in Adult Education.

Ron and his wife Michele have launched Trusted Source Tastings, a business to consumer and business to business spirits tasting and marketing service. They produce premium tasting programs, and arrange unique distillery tours and Bourbon Trail trips including President’s Sales Club Trips, and employee team development for their corporate clients. For their non-profit clients, they produce bourbon themed events and fund raisers. Join your fellow campers for this fun and informative session.

BOXING

Ready to learn some boxing skills or try some group workouts all while hearing how this type of exercise helps people with Parkinson’s?

Join Rock Steady Boxing in this interactive session. The mission of Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) is to empower people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to FIGHT BACK with a non-contact boxing-inspired fitness regimen and emotional support. Currently, RSB has almost 1000 programs across the globe.

CANNING AND PRESERVING

Have you ever wanted to learn how to can and preserve your own food? During this hands-on session, you will learn about the tradition of canning and preserving, how to get started, deciding what to can and preserve, the various methods of canning and preserving (such as freezing, canning, drying and pickling), water bath and pressure canning, as well as how to make jams and jellies. The class will be hands on for salsa, spicy green beans and pickles. You will get to take home your own canned product.

CANOEING

Explore a 110-acre lake in a canoe. Instructors will teach proper canoeing techniques, several paddling strokes and canoe safety. Once participants learn the basics, they will be able to practice them on Bradford Woods’ calm and relaxing lake.

CHEESE & WINE

Taste some of the world’s best cheeses with Max McCalman. Not only will you taste some of his favorite cheeses you will learn which wines pair best with them and why. Renowned
as one of the cheese world’s living legends for his expertise, insight and passion, Max McCalman is dedicated to helping others understand and enjoy the unique pleasures of artisanal cheeses.

Max McCalman became America’s first restaurant-based Fromager at New York City’s Picholine Restaurant in 1995. The success of the program led to the creation of the Artisanal Bistro in 2001, then to the establishment of the online retailer www.artisanalcheese.com in 2003 where Max served as its Maître Fromager, Director of Affinage and Dean of Curriculum.

McCalman is the author of four books on cheese, including: Mastering Cheese – winner of Gourmand Cookbook Awards’ Best Book on Cheese in Twenty Years; Cheese, a Connoisseur’s Guide to the World’s Best — winner of a James Beard Award; The Cheese Plate and Max McCalman’s Swatchbook of Wine & Cheese Pairings. Max launched Max McCalman’s Cheese & Wine Pairing app on iTunes in 2016. McCalman is a Maître Fromager in the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers Saint-Uguzon and sits on the American Cheese Society’s Board of Directors, an organization for which he served as a founder of its Certified Cheese Professional endeavor.

CHEESE MAKING

LEARN HOW TO MAKE CHEESE FROM TRADERS POINT CREAMERY
Cheese Maker Jonathan Love will guide campers through the process of making cheese. Each camper will be making her own cheese to eat or take home at the end of the class. Traders Point Creamery is an organic, 100% grass-fed dairy farm and artisan creamery in Zionsville, Indiana. As the first USDA-certified organic dairy farm in the state, they believe in “nourishing the land that nourishes us all” by farming in harmony with the land and crafting the most nutritious dairy products possible. Since 2003, they have grown to include a farmstead restaurant, dairy bar, farm tours, and exclusive event spaces.

CINEMA: THE MAKING OF HOOSIERS

Every good Indiana resident and sports fan has seen it. Hoosiers is a 1986 American sports film written by Angelo Pizzo. It tells the story of a small-town Indiana high school basketball team that wins the state championship. Now listen to the behind the scenes stories of this classic from the screenwriter himself.

Pizzo began his film/television career with Warner Brothers Television in the story development group and then moved to Time-Life Films. After serving as Vice President of Feature Film Productions there, he worked with former fraternity brother David Anspaugh to create Hoosiers, a film about a small-town Indiana high school team winning the state basketball title. Hoosiers earned two Oscar Award nominations. It was named best sports film of all time by USA Today, ESPN’s expert panel and website users as well as, most recently, Associated Press. Hoosiers is listed on the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. Pizzo also wrote and produced Rudy. He also wrote and directed My All American. He continues writing screenplays and making films

CROSSFIT

Blake Ruff is the former owner of two CrossFit gyms on the Northside of Indianapolis. Ruff started with small group training sessions and noticed the results and energy of group training. Taking what he learned from personal training and combining it with CrossFit he owned two CrossFit gyms in 2013 —2021 CrossFit Dash and CrossFit Castlewood. Ruff holds multiple certifications that allow him to coach weightlifting, skill movements and conditioning. Ruff uses functional movement workouts to help people in everyday life to allow them to be stronger and healthier.

DISC GOLF

Join us this year in an introductory clinic on the up and coming sport of disc golf. Much like traditional “ball” golf, disc golfers use a variety of flying discs with the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (throws). Disc golf is easy to learn and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. With a growing number of public parks providing free access to courses, disc golf is developing a well-deserved reputation as a fantastic lifetime fitness activity.

Instructors will present an introduction to the basic rules and techniques of the sport along with a hands-on chance to try your hand at putting and driving. This interactive clinic provides a great opportunity to experience a fun sport that is enjoyed worldwide by a dedicated community of players and fans.

DRONES

In addition to flying drones, you will learn current laws governing the operation of drones/remote controlled aircraft, the different types of drones available, the components required to build a drone, different applications that drones are being utilized for, a shopping list of what’s available to purchase/assemble. The technology keeps advancing and so have the drones at Mickey’s Camp. This session will offer beginners an intro to basic drones. We have also upgraded to GPS assisted drones to get you in the air sooner. If you want to try out creating waypoints and programming a drone we can do that too. If you’re interested in FPV racing or just want to see what drone racing looks like, this session will not disappoint.

ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING

Jeffrey H. Smulyan serves as founder, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Emmis Communications Corporation, an Indianapolis-based publicly traded diversified media company. To that end, Emmis recently announced the acquisition of Lencore Acoustics, the world leader in high-quality sound masking solutions for offices and other commercial applications. Emmis currently owns four FM and two AM radio stations in New York and Indianapolis; a controlling interest in Digonex, which provides dynamic pricing solutions across multiple industries; and its hometown Indianapolis Monthly magazine. Emmis was named one of Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For due to its vibrant, collaborative culture.

Smulyan has been recognized as a Giant of Broadcasting by the Library of American Broadcasting, received the National Association of Broadcasters National Radio Award, and was inducted in the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and the Indiana Business Hall of Fame.

FACIAL

David Miller, former Co-Owner/Esthetic Director of “David and Mary” Salon/Spa returns with his talented team of Estheticians from the BEAUTY LOUNGE Salon/Spa in Carmel, Indiana, providing facials to soothe your skin and your senses. Leave your facial session with smooth, healthy looking skin. You will feel the difference and friends will notice the added “glow!”

FISHING ON THE LAKE

Want a relaxing morning on the pontoon? Join Bradford Woods staff on a fishing expedition on the lake. They will show you all the best fishing holes the camp has to offer.

FLY FISHING

Through hands-on fly fishing instruction provided by local expert Jon Widboom, participants will be schooled in the magic of fly fishing. Widboom has been fly fishing around the world for more than 30 years, including Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.

GOLF

Erica Wicoff will work with you on the fundamentals of your long game and provide a possible new perspective on your putting. Bring your 7 iron and your putter, or use one of ours. Simple adjustments to your address position and target perception can make a huge impact in your overall game. Wicoff has been teaching for over 12 years after a successful playing career that includes winning three Big Ten Individual Championships, two US Women’s Amateur Medals and competing in five US Women’s Opens while playing on the LPGA tour for six years. An IU Athletic Hall of Fame and Indiana PGA Hall of Fame Inductee, her experience competing and teaching will help you play better golf.

GRILLING

Join Ernie Verbarg, 2012 Indiana State Fair Barbecue Grand Champion and owner of Grilliant Foods, as he shares his secrets to preparing award winning barbecue. In addition to sharing competition tricks and tips, he will teach how to grill and smoke your own award-winning BBQ at home including whole beef brisket, BBQ chicken, ribs and burgers. Samplings of these grilled specialties will be part of the session.

HISTORY OF FILM — ROM COMS

One of the most widely enjoyed and easily digested film genres, romantic comedies have been a staple in the film world since the creation of the medium. But what is it about a good romantic comedy that makes it so easy to enjoy while possibly being predictable or overly sentimental? And what films most obviously exemplify the genre? And what are the romantic comedies of the next decade going to stick to or stray from the established conventions? Take a closer look at one of the world’s most popular and most enjoyable film genres.

Tim Irwin previously worked for Heartland Film, the largest film festival in the Midwest. As Artistic Director of Heartland Film, Irwin was ultimately responsible for the programmatic and artistic direction of the organization. Irwin is currently the executive producer of “Artrageous with Nate,” an Emmy award-winning travel show focused on creativity and innovation.

HORSESHOE PITCHING

Learn how to play a simple, fun variation of this game that dates back to before the Roman Empire. Campers will be taught pitching technique and how to be competitive against anyone. All participating campers will be automatically entered into the Camp Tournament. Continuous results will be posted at the Horseshoe courts located near the dining hall.

The courts will be open all day besides the regular session times. Stop by at any time (sessions, between sessions, etc.) and “pitch a game!” Campers can record as many games as they want and keep the best game for the Camp Tournament. You can also bring a friend and enter the doubles tournament.

INDIANAPOLIS ZOO: MEET THE ANIMALS

You think your work is a zoo? Bill Street, Senior Vice President of the Indianapolis Zoo will be on hand to introduce you to some of his zoo friends, tell behind the scenes stories, share the future of your zoo and give you a never been heard insight into what it takes to care for all the animals at our zoo. Best of all, come nose to nose and get your picture taken with a sloth and other animal ambassadors.

Street is a board member of the North American Association for Environmental Education and is currently launching the Global Center for Species Survival, a partnership between the Zoo and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission. Before coming to Indianapolis in 2019, he served as Corporate Curator for SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment and Executive Director of the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund.

iPHONEOGRAPHY

There’s a saying that the best camera is the one you have with you. For many of us today, that camera is the iPhone. Award-winning photographer Rad Drew will show you how to make great photos using your iPhone. He will introduce you to techniques for making portraits, shooting beautiful panoramas and capturing action shots. After you have the shot, then what?

Drew will demonstrate, using a few simple apps, how you can make your images sing! Although a photographer for many years, in 2010 he acquired his first iPhone. Since then, his creative iPhone images have received numerous awards and have made their way into juried international competitions showing in galleries around the world. Drew teaches mobile photography to individuals, corporations, and professional organizations and leads destination tours, which are great ways to learn while photographing beautiful areas of the world.

JUGGLING

Most adults think they could never learn to juggle, but with the right teacher you absolutely can! Mark Hayward has been juggling professionally for 30 years, and has the right technique to teach you to juggle. We’ll start with one-ball tricks and move up from there. You will leave with great techniques and a set of juggling balls to continue to improve your skills.

Mark Hayward has been a variety arts performer since 1990. He is a World Yo-yo Champion, a member of a World Champion Juggling Team, and a Spin Top Champion. Hayward has made appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman (twice), The Late Late Show with James Corden, America’s Got Talent, and the NBC Nightly News
(without committing a crime).

KETO BAKING

Learn to make Keto treats with Pastry Chef Jill Burnett, owner of Jillicious Eats. Participants will learn the difference between artificial sweeteners and healthier alternatives, as well as which ones are best for baking. Healthy treats can taste amazing! You will find that out in class. Please note that this class will use ingredients including nuts, dairy, and tree nuts. Participants will go home with easy recipes they can make at home and enjoy with their friends and family.

MANICURE

Let NEAT Mobile Nail Salon pamper you at camp with a manicure. NEAT is a mobile nail salon serving central Indiana. NEAT is all about high-quality manicure and pedicure services, good vibes and making Indy more beautiful one mani/pedi at a time.

MASSAGE

Whether you like sports, deep tissue or just a relaxation massage, our certified massage therapy staff will be on hand to soothe the sore muscles you may get during all
of the fun activities available at Mickey’s Camp. Never had a massage? This is the perfect opportunity to try one! All members of our professional staff are equipped to handle the first-time client or the massage veteran. Treat yourself!

MIXOLOGY

The Hard Truth Mixology at Mickey’s Camp class will allow campers to gain hands-on, in-depth experience making and tasting cocktails while masterfully using bartender techniques and tools. Over the course of the session, campers will learn about the history of mixed drinks and use bartending utensils to create cocktails.

MURAL PAINTING

Local artist Kevin Nance-West created a Paint by Number experience for us at camp this year. Campers will be working all week at their leisure to add to our painting that is designed on the Baxter Dining Hall outside wall. This is not an activity you will need to sign up for.

Kevin West is a contemporary abstract artist that resides in the Indianapolis area. Anyone who knows West, knows how outgoing, loving and free-spirited he is. His use of eccentric designs, eclectic shapes and warm colors are a direct reflection of a person who does his best to live life to the fullest. Although somewhat unorthodox, his technique enables him to paint from the soul, which has captured the hearts of thousands.

NATURE HIKE — BIRD WATCHING

What makes a bird a bird? Enjoy an introduction to bird adaptations and bird identification as you investigate a variety of bird habitats at Bradford Woods. Common local birds will be identified by using field observation techniques and proper use of binoculars and field guides.

NATURE HIKE — WILD EDIBLES

Can you eat wild plants? You bet! The primary objective is to increase awareness of wild edible plants available in South Central Indiana. At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to identify those plants found and discussed, know which part of the plant is edible, and learn how to use them to prepare food.

PICKLEBALL

Jeremy Rosenstein and Sandy Schwarz will be teaching Pickleball this year. The fastest growing sport in America provides fun, great exercise and awakens your competitive spirit. Pickleball will make you move by hitting the holy, polymer ball with the mini-tennis racquet. Rosenstein, who is also a sports videographer, has been coaching a variety of sports including tennis and pickleball since 2009. This will be his 7th year with Mickey’s Camp. This will be Schwarz’s 5th year of teaching. She is an avid player and has conducted several tournaments.

PIE MAKING

Join the “Pie Shop Girls” for a fun-filled informative pie making session on how to make, bake and decorate beautiful homemade pies! Lisa Sparks has been in the pie making business and earning blue ribbons for around 33 — YES — 33 years! Perfecting her craft, making, and serving literally millions of pies throughout the years to many a person from nearly everywhere in the US and beyond. “We girls take pride in our little shop that has reached so many and would love the opportunity to share with you some of our techniques to create a fantastic homemade pie!” This session will be fun-filled and interactive for sure, but practical and helpful too for any and all pie-making questions.

POKER

Sharpen your poker skills with two of poker’s greatest instructors/players. Linda Johnson was the third woman in history to win a gold bracelet at the World Series of Poker and has won more than 100 poker tournaments including the California State Ladies Poker Championship. Nicknamed the “First Lady of Poker,” Johnson’s accomplishments in poker are extraordinary. In 2018, she became the inaugural inductee into the World Poker Tour Hall of Fame. She has co-written three poker books and writes a column for a national poker magazine. She was inducted into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Poker Hall of Fame in 2011. Jan Fisher started her poker career in 1977 when she became a poker dealer. Fisher dealt in many cardrooms in Las Vegas then moved on to semi-professional playing and poker management. She wrote the Poker 101 column for Card Player magazine for more than 10 years and was inducted into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame in 2009. Johnson and Fisher are partners in Card Player Cruises.

POLICE TRAINING EXERCISE

The training officers are bringing all new scenarios this year. This state-of-the-art simulation system has the tools to enhance an officer’s judgment, speed of engagement and accuracy. This allows the officer to make decisions about the use of force and what degree of force to use, at real-time speed, and then answer for his or her actions. Individuals attending this training will receive an overview of the capabilities of the simulation system and be given the opportunity to participate in fun, stress-free, firearm skill building exercises.

POLITICS

Come talk politics with Lesley Weidenbener and fellow campers. There will be two different sessions to pick from this year. She has covered the Indiana Statehouse for more than 20 years before coming to IBJ in 2015. She is now the editor.

Diversity in politics:
What do the social unrest and demands for equity and inclusion in 2020 and 2021 mean for politics in Indiana, where the governor and all of the legislative leaders of the majority party are white men? Businesses have spent the past 18 months rethinking their policies related to recruiting, promotion, vendors and culture. Is government in Indiana doing the same? Gov. Eric Holcomb has pledged to try, naming the state’s first cabinet-level equity officer, requiring body cameras for all state police officers, establishing a tracking system for diversity in state agencies and working with lawmakers on sentencing reform? Is it enough? Expect a lively, interactive discussion about what comes next for both parties.

Power sharing:
You might think that with Republicans in charge across all of state government, there might not be much dispute about who’s in charge. But Gov. Eric Holcomb and legislative leaders have been at loggerheads, largely over the amount of power entrusted in the Governor’s Office versus the Legislature. Lawmakers—some of whom are frustrated that Holcomb shut down the economy at the height of the pandemic and required Hoosiers to wear masks—voted to clip the governor’s wings and give themselves authority to call a special session where they could nix his emergency orders. At this writing, the issue is headed to court. But whatever a judge decides, the power struggle isn’t likely to end quietly. In this discussion, everyone can weigh in with their thoughts about who should be in charge.

POWER OF PLANTS AND PLAY

Meet Patricia Sanders, nutritionist and certified herbalist, for a unique and fun experience where you will taste, smell, infuse and apply locally grown healing herbs to your whole being. Join Sanders to learn how basic herbs, the oldest system of healing on the planet, can enhance your health and all the life systems around us. Please bring loose clothes for some movement and a towel. You will be inspired!

Sanders is a nutritionist and certified herbalist whose expertise is in harnessing the power of food as medicine. Sanders personal mission is to share her knowledge about eating sustainably, locally and organically in order to exponentially improve health and wellbeing. As a trained herbalist and accomplished home chef, Sanders is passionate about incorporating healing herbs into the food she eats as well as the personal products she uses. Her company specializes in 100% natural plant derived health and beauty products.

RAFT RACING

Ready to put your engineering skills to the test? Raft racing participants will use materials provided, and work together as a team in order to build a raft capable of traversing our 110-acre lake. Check out the lovely scenery, and enjoy some friendly competition!

RIFLE / PISTOL

The Shelby County Sports Shooting Club will help you explore the long and short of shooting sports. Beginning with the long guns, you’ll learn the parts and operation of rifles, the different calibers and their uses, and have some fun knocking down steel targets. You’ll also explore and shoot some handguns (pistols), including revolvers and semi-automatics.

RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES

Help frame our discussion and join the conversation with Ambassador Lee Feinstein, Dean of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at IU. Feinstein is Professor of International Studies and Adjunct Professor in the Maurer School of Law who came to IU in 2014 as founding dean of the school, following a career in diplomacy and national security. Campers will suggest topics from our fractious world to explore and discuss in the spirit of openness and good faith that are the hallmarks of Mickey’s Camp.

Feinstein served four secretaries of state and two secretaries of defense as principal deputy director of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and as U.S. Ambassador to Poland. He has served as trustee of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, a presidential appointment, and is the Vice Chair of the Museum’s Committee on Conscience, established by Elie Weisel to prevent and stop crimes against humanity and genocide. Feinstein is an advisor in the Europe and Eurasia Practice at McLarty Associates, a global consultancy based in Washington. He is looking forward to his second summer at Mickey’s Camp

RUM 101 AND MORE

Ever been to an Indy Eleven game, looked at one of the vendor backbars and seen so many bottles you knew nothing about? What the heck is rum anyway? Come learn a little about the rum category, increase your understanding of this historic, world-shaping beverage, and gain an appreciation for the distilling craft. You will learn how American rum is and how it helped shape our culture today, and a bit on how it should be consumed at an Indy Eleven game. Come see just how “passionate” rum can be, much like an Indy Eleven game day.

Since its launch on January 16, 2013, Indy Eleven’s mission — “To win championships with and for the community” — has stayed true to its aim of fielding a team that represents the State of Indiana proudly on and off the field. The 2020 season marks Indy Eleven’s seventh year of play. Come join them for the fun, interactive session that will mix drinks and the game of soccer.

RUNNING TECHNIQUES

Running is America’s #1 go to exercise. Dennis Murphy will suggest ideas for running form and techniques in order to increase efficiency and minimize injuries. Bring running gear. Murphy was a world class collegiate track star who ran a sub four-minute mile. He has continued to enjoy this sport during his adult life.

Dennis Murphy is president and chief executive office of IU Health, the largest integrated healthcare system in Indiana and one of the largest in the country, with over 36,000 employees, $6.5B in revenue, and provides approximately 30% of all care delivered in the state through its 16 hospitals, over 400 clinical sites, and a growing number of home-based and telemedicine services.

SCULPTURING

Learn the basics of sculpture methods and techniques in clay to create a small sculpture. Come try to take the camp challenge to make a sculpted mouse. You might even have a chance to turn the clay into a bronze piece for your home.

Casey Eskridge is a graduate of Herron School of Art (undergraduate), and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (masters). Early in his career he worked with The Franklin Mint and McFarlane Toys creating collectible miniatures and action figures. He has created monumental public sculptures such as the Birth of Apollo sculpture for the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

SHOTGUN

The Shelby County Sports Shooting Club will teach you how to shoot a shotgun. You will learn that a shotgun throws a “charge” of pellets at a moving target, rather than a single bullet at a still target. Using a 20-gauge shotgun, you will learn the parts of the firearm and the ammo, as well as how to point and shoot, pattern, and how to hit that elusive flying clay target. Depending on how good your shot is, you may progress to official trap shooting for a little friendly competition.

SOCCER: LEADERSHIP IN SPORTS AND BUSINESS

Indy Eleven Head Coach, Martin Rennie, will share the lessons he learned from coaching professional sports teams that translate to the business world. Additionally, Rennie will discuss the similarities between running high performing sports and business teams. Rennie worked in sales and marketing for nearly a decade before pursuing a career as a coach.

Since its launch on January 16, 2013, Indy Eleven’s mission — “To win championships with and for the community” — has stayed true to its aim of fielding a team that represents the State of Indiana proudly on and off the field. The 2020 season marks Indy Eleven’s seventh year of play. Indy Eleven is a member of United Soccer League Championship, a professional soccer league based in the United States and Canada. On January 31, 2017, Indy Eleven submitted a bid for an expansion franchise in Major League Soccer (MLS), the First Division of pro soccer in the United States and Canada as recognized by US Soccer. Join coach Rennie and learn about how sport is truly a business.

SOCHATTI CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE

Did you know the flavor of chocolate is determined by the type and origin of cacao beans, resulting in thousands of unique flavor profiles? Or that the traditional chocolate making process repeatedly exposes chocolate to high temperatures and air, causing a loss of flavor? Want to learn more AND try some delicious chocolate? Join SoChatti on this unique chocolate experience.

SoChatti was founded from the belief that the chocolate maker’s experience should be everyone’s experience. So, what exactly is the chocolate maker’s experience? Well, consider how chocolate is traditionally made. Beans are roasted, shells are removed, nibs are ground, and the resulting liquid is tempered. Before tempering, the chocolate is in its purest state — untempered liquid. Chocolate maker’s get direct access to this pure form of chocolate. And now with SoChatti, our campers can too.

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD

SUPINDY will provide the surf experience that is the fastest growing watersport in the world. SUP, short for Stand Up Paddleboard, is a way to enjoy the water, nature and fitness all while having a surf experience. SUPINDY provides rentals, sales and repairs throughout the state of Indiana.

TEQUILA TASTING

Take a journey into the heart of Mexico and learn the basics about how tequila is made from 100% blue weber agave. You will learn what makes tequila one of the most unique spirits in the world. From growing the plant, to the cooking of the agave, to distillation, and finally the aging process. You will have the opportunity to taste this wonderful spirit and ask any questions you may have. Informative but very much fun at the same time. Brought to you by Hiatus Tequila, go #onhiatus.

TOMAHAWK — KNIFE THROWING

Vikings, Celts, Algonquians, Rocky Mountain men — they all used this tool for war and peace — and fun! Tomahawks were often carried instead of swords because they were more useful and versatile. But when it was time for a little friendly competition, a target was tacked to a nearby tree and the throwing axes would fly. Join us for some modern competition throwing tomahawks and even a few knives. You’ll be surprised how addictive this simple activity becomes.

VIRTUAL REALITY

Virtual Reality takes gaming and entertainment to a whole new level. At BlueWall VR, they utilize high-end technology to immerse you in the virtual worlds of your choosing.
All you have to do is slip on the headset and you will be transported to worlds you have to see to believe! From walking the plank, to shooting zombies in the west, we’re confident we have something for everyone. BlueWall is excited to return to Mickey’s Camp and share this new technology with campers.

WELDING

Many have glued paper or wood together. In this session campers will weld metal together to create a functional product. An explanation of metalworking tools, techniques and safety will be followed by cutting metal with plasma, machining, preparing, and welding a special camp project that campers can take home. Camper Peter Beering has pulled together a team of professionals to help guide campers through this exciting session.

WINE MAKING

Kevin Etzkorn, Mickey’s Camp veteran and Managing Director at Heron Capital, has been making his own wine since 2014. Join him as he guides you through the art of wine-making and shares his tips for how you can make great wine at home.

You will learn the entire process from grape to glass including fermentation, aging and bottling. Learn how to choose the right equipment and ingredients including how to customize your wine to your own unique tastes. You won’t leave empty handed – you will also have the opportunity to cork your own bottle to take home.

YO-YO

Perhaps the most iconic toy in the world, nearly everyone has played with a yo-yo, but have you ever been trained by a World Yo-yo Champion? The street cred you get from confidently busting out a few awesome yo-yo tricks can be powerful. Teaching will be tailored to each individual’s skill level, and all participants will get a yo-yo to take home to blow some minds.

Mark Hayward has been a variety arts performer since 1990. He is a World Yo-yo Champion, a member of a World Champion Juggling Team, and a Spin Top Champion. Hayward has made appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman (twice), The Late Late Show with James Corden, America’s Got Talent, and the NBC Nightly News (without committing a crime).

YOGA

Vinyasa Flow for the AM Sessions – Vinyasa means to flow with the breath. This class will build strength and stamina as you flow seamlessly through Sun Salutations fused with traditional poses to challenge your balance, core strength and of course your flexibility.

Gentle Restorative for the PM Sessions – Needing to unwind and destress the body and spirit? Enjoy moving through gentle postures, using breath work to calm the mind. Leave feeling a deeper sense of peace and relaxation.

ZIPLINE

If you’ve never been on a zipline, you can start with a short 170-foot long zipline that runs down a ridge to get comfortable with the experience. The maximum height on this zipline is about 16 feet. Then, when you’re ready, you can try the nearly 400-foot zipline that runs across the valley, reaching a maximum height of around 65 feet! It’s a great way to experience Bradford Woods from new heights!