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 and safe way to be challenged both physically and mentally while being continuously on-belay!
Pick up a bow, launch an arrow, and the spirit of an archer 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.
Ever wondered what it takes to get started in keeping a colony of bees? Come and learn how a bee colony works. Join Seib’s Hoosier Honey as their experts detail their history with beekeeping. Hear why they 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.
Seib’s Hoosier Honey is a small beekeeping operation that has bees at seven different apiaries around Northeast Morgan County.
BOURBON: WHAT TO KNOW AND WHY
The popularity of bourbon has exploded. And with Covid, whiskey consumption and collecting has only grown. With that booming popularity comes a sea of internet “experts” who want to share their expertise with an audience that is hungry to learn. But not everyone who claims to be an expert really is. Together, we won’t just taste some great bourbons. We will lay out the basics of bourbon, the laws that govern its creation and explain key terms that will let you be a part of any conversation, anywhere. Then, we will learn how to distinguish specific flavor notes on the nose and the palete.
Tony Katz is the host of the nationally syndicated Eat! Drink! Smoke! radio program, and the author of Let’s Go Bourbon!, the first book in the Let’s Go! series. James Miller is with the Indiana Liquor Group, and is considered the resident expert on whiskeys.
Ready to acquire some boxing skills or try some group workouts while learning 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.
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.
COFFEE: A LOOK INSIDE THE CUP
Coffee tasting with a twist! Our long-time coffee sponsor Peter Beering will offer a look into the cup at what it takes to be in the coffee business. This unique behind the scenes view will include a discussion about agricultural issues, supply chain challenges, menu, and recipe development. Campers will enjoy a unique caffeinated experience!
Want to learn how to play this lawn game or improve your game? The courts will be open at all times on Wednesday to get advice and instruction that will help you master the game. How do you score? What are variations of the game? This and more will be covered by our experts.
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.
Building a competitive advantage in today’s organizations can only be accomplished through innovation and the creation of new ideas. Come hear from one of the leaders in entrepreneurship in Indiana, Bob Laikin. Laikin will talk about his experiences as an entrepreneur starting at age 13 and in 1989 at age 26 launching BrightPoint which became one of the world’s largest publicly listed distribution and logistics wireless companies. BrightPoint was operated in over 40 countries with revenue of over $5B USD and a global workforce of over 10,000. He will also share his experience as Chairman of the Board/CEO of 4 publicly listed companies (NASDAQ/NYSE), how he personally invested in 100s of companies and reinvented himself in 2020 as a “SPAC” (Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation) expert through Novus Capital Corporation I and II which acquired 2 leading ESG companies, AppHarvest and Energy Vault.
Laikin is an acclaimed business and civic leader who has earned numerous accolades for his leadership including INC Magazine National Entrepreneur of the Year, three-time recipient of the Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash (Governors Daniels, Pence, and Holcomb), Stevie Award – Best Turnaround Executive, Central Indiana Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, and IU Kelley School of Business Distinguished Entrepreneur Award. Bob is a big believer in giving back to his community and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Indy Humane Society and previously served on the boards of CICF, Eskenazi Health Foundation, Indianapolis Zoo, Brebeuf Jesuit Prep, Ivy Tech Foundation and on the Indiana University Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Executive Board.
Laikin is a recognized wireless industry/SPAC expert and thought leader regularly solicited for interviews or quotes in major publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Reuters, Bloomberg, and others.
David Miller, Co-Owner/Esthetic Director of “David and Mary” – The Salon Experience in Fishers, Indiana, returns with his talented team of Estheticians, 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 for a fishing expedition on the lake. They will show you all the best fishing holes the camp has to offer.
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.
Erika Wicoff will work with you on the fundamentals of your 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.
Learn the techniques, tips, and the fine art of becoming a true BBQ Maestro! Scott Regal, The BBQ Maestro himself will cover the entire smoking process from prep to completion, highlighting common pitfalls to avoid, and which smokers provide the best results. Learn how to utilize different types of smokers, woods & charcoals to prepare the most mouth-watering fare at home.
In addition to sharing tricks and tips, he will teach how to grill and smoke your own award-winning BBQ at home including beef ribs, pastrami, turkey wings and smoked chicken salad. Samplings of these grilled specialties will be part of the session. Plus, every camper will have a takeaway bag of smoked Chex mix.
BBQ Maestros was founded by Scott Regal, who is a husband, father, and entrepreneur extraordinaire. Regal’s wife, Jeanelle, purchased a BBQ cooking class for him to attend with intent for Regal to further his education with BBQ in its purist form. BBQ Maestros was created to bring quality smokers, accessories, rubs, sauces, charcoal, flavored wood, and educational classes to other purists here in the greater Indianapolis area.
Learn to make healthy 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 be provided with easy recipes they can make at home and enjoy with their friends and family.
HISTORY OF FILM – WAR AND PEACE
What makes a good war film? Is there, or should there be, such a thing as a “good” war film? Take a dive into the history of conflict presented on celluloid, with an in-depth discussion of war films and anti-war films, both subtle and in-your-face.
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.
HOOSIERS: ORIGINAL CUT
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 and see 30 minutes of uncut footage.
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 which 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 wrote and produced Rudy. He also wrote and directed My All American. He continues writing screenplays and making films.
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.
INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Indiana is ranked 47th in new business formation and must do better. John Thompson serves on the Indiana Economic Development Corporation board and is currently chair of the entrepreneurship committee. While he has his own ideas on what’s needed, available state resources to support new business formation will be presented and discussed.
Thompson will also discuss how he acquired/started his four-operating companies and how he has invested in many more while coaching entrepreneurs. He will talk about how using entrepreneurship can increase the incomes of all Hoosiers and particularly closing the racial and rural income and wealth gaps. Thompson will also discuss strategies for successfully connecting with the growing angel and venture community while accessing the increasing number of successful entrepreneurs. Lastly, he will talk directly on how entrepreneurship is a force for good in philanthropy.
Thompson is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the following, Indianapolis-based organizations: Thompson Distribution Company, Inc.; First Electric Supply Company, LLC; CMID, and BC-SESCO. He also served as a consultant for McKinsey and Company in the New York and London offices from 1981-1982. In 1983 he operated as an independent consultant to several Fortune 500 corporations from a NYC office. From 1984 to 2001, Mr. Thompson served as Vice President of Mays Chemical Company, Inc. in Indianapolis.
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. 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.
JAMES WEBB TELESCOPE: INTO THE UNKNOWN
The James Webb Space Telescope will rewrite cosmic history. It has been designed to answer many of the core questions that have animated astronomers over the past half-century. With a $10 billion price tag, it is one of the most ambitious engineering initiatives ever attempted, but for it to achieve its potential — nothing less than to rewrite the history of the cosmos and reshape humanity’s position within it — a lot of things must work just right.
To read that earliest chapter in the universe’s history — to discover the nature of those first gargantuan stars, to understand the invisible matter whose gravity coaxed them into being, to study how enormous black holes grew and worked their way into galaxies’ centers, and to determine if we are alone in this cosmos or merely a tiny part of a never-ending galactic neighborhood of intelligent civilizations, an enormous mirror orbiting a million miles from Earth is not nearly enough.
Join Greg McCauley, President/CEO, of Grand Universe as we peel away the layers of technology and reveal the true nature of the world’s largest and most expensive space telescope ever built. You will be amazed at what you will find.
No one wants to think about what would happen if they were caught in a life-threatening situation, but if it’s important to be prepared. Are you ready to defend yourself and your loved ones?
Come join Krav Maga Worldwide Indy in this introductory session on a technique that will help you be more aware, develop total-body fitness, and learn real-world self-defense skills. Unlike some other martial arts, there is no “sports” component to Krav Maga — it’s about keeping yourself safe in a real dangerous situation, not just in the gym.
As a martial art, Krav Maga focuses on quick, efficient, and effective movements that anyone can learn. It’s simple and instinctive. With decades of cumulative experience and a long track record of success, their expert coaches will help you learn to live fearlessly knowing you can defend yourself and your family.
Ever wondered how to play Mah Jongg? Need to know the basics or want some tips from seasoned players? This tile-based game was developed in the 19th century in China and has spread through the world in the 20th century. This year we are bringing it Mickey’s Camp.
Our session will be led by members of the Fishers Mah Jongg Center. The center was formed in 2015 by local players looking for a comfortable and flexible location to enjoy playing Mah Jongg. Some of the members have been playing for decades, but most are relatively new to the game. Players come from many different communities in central Indiana. The Center observes the National Mah Jongg League Rules.
Let Neat Mobile Nail Salon pamper you at camp with a manicure. Nails by Neat is a locally owned, customer focused nail salon. Neat is all about high-quality manicure and pedicure services, good vibes and making Indy more beautiful one manicure at a time.
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!
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.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Indianapolis hosted the College Football Playoff National Championship for the first time on January 10, 2022. During the 4-Day Championship Weekend, the city welcomed over 100,000 fans, generated an economic impact greater than $150 million and watched the University of Georgia Bulldogs become National Champions inside Lucas Oil Stadium.
Join leaders J. Mark Howell and Susan Baughman as they share how Indianapolis was chosen to host the National Championship, its economic and philanthropic impact on the city, and how Hoosier Hospitality made its mark on college football’s biggest game.
After an extensive career as an industry and civic leader, Howell now devotes his time to board, volunteer, philanthropic and other service endeavors, which included serving as Board Chair for the 2022 Indianapolis Host Committee for the College Football Playoff National Championship. During his 35-year career, Howell held executive positions at Conexus, Angie’s List, Brightpoint and ADESA.
Baughman was the President of the 2022 Indianapolis Host Committee for the College Football Playoff National Championship. Prior to this role, she served as Senior Vice President for Strategy and Operations for Indiana Sports Corp, as well as Executive Director of the 2010 and 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four, and Vice President of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee.
NATURE HIKE — HISTORY HIKE
Join our staff as we hike through history, discovering the background on how Bradford Woods came to be. Participants will leave the session with a better understanding of this 2,500-acre property, its founders, and the enduring legacy they left for generations to come.
NATURE HIKE — TREE IDENTIFICATION
Are you “stumped” when it comes to identifying trees? Branch out and learn something new as we explore what makes ‘The Woods,’ the woods. Participants will “leaf” this session with the knowledge on how to properly identify various types of trees in South-Central Indiana.
Jeremy Rosenstein and Sandy Schwarz will teach Pickleball. The fastest growing sport in America provides fun, great exercise and awakens your competitive spirit. Pickleball will bring out your athleticism and make you move to the bounce of a whiffle ball off your oversized paddle. This sport creates great rallies and social fun!
Rosenstein, who is also a sports videographer, has been coaching a variety of sports including tennis and pickleball since 2009. This will be his 8th year with Mickey’s Camp and Rosenstein has won a combined 12 Pickleball Singles and Doubles Tournaments in his career. This will be Schwarz’s 6th year of teaching. She is an avid player and has conducted several tournaments.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to can to preserve your own food? What Grandmother did may not be what we now know as best practice. During this hands-on session, you will learn about the correct research-based methods of canning to preserve high acid foods, how to get started, deciding what to can, and the correct process to follow for specific types of foods. The class will be hands on with campers canning a pickled product using a hot bath for a jar of something yummy to take home!
Instructor, Harriet Armstrong, Health & Human Sciences Educator for Purdue Extension – Bartholomew County, is trained in teaching the Mastering Home Food Preservation series offered by Purdue Extension. Having grown up on a farm where gardening and home food preservation was done, she recognizes the need to do it safely so you can enjoy the harvest throughout the year. She has been with Purdue Extension for 10 years and enjoys seeing people learn skills that they can apply to their daily living.
PLEIN ART PAINTING
Come capture the light and beauty of outdoor painting. Join Julie McCullough Fine Art as she shows you all you need to know to become a plein air artist. Learn how to capture light in a quick paint session with a few simple colors and a canvas.
McCullough is an award-winning oil and pastel painter and has been featured in the series Good Bones here in Indianapolis.
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.
POKER & LIFE SKILLS
Succeeding in the business world and the poker world requires many life skills. In this session, Linda Johnson will talk about how the attributes of a successful poker player would also help someone in business succeed. She will entertain you with lots of “behind the scenes ” details of what it takes to be successful in poker, business, and life.
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. Johnson is also a partner in the 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.
Come talk politics with Lesley Weidenbener and fellow campers. She covered the Indiana Statehouse for more than 20 years before coming to IBJ in 2015 where she is now the editor.
There will be two different sessions to pick from this year:
Assessing the Midterms
With the midterms just months away, we’ll take the political temperature in the country and Indiana and discuss how inflation, the war in Ukraine, the pandemic and whatever is happening in the moment will affect what happens at the polls – including how many people show up to vote. Plus, where is President Biden’s approval rating and what does that mean for candidates up and down the ticket?
Politics and the U.S. Supreme Court
Approval ratings for the U.S. Supreme Court have been falling over the past several years, with just 54% of U.S. adults reporting in a Pew Research poll in January 2022 that they view the court favorably. Concern about the court is highest among Democrats and those who identify as liberal, a reflection likely of the increasingly conservative makeup of the court. Has the court become too political? Does the process of choosing and confirming justices contribute to a lack of confidence in the court?
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
Camp will once again take what is happening in the headlines and bring it to camp for a discussion with an expert. And we would be remiss not to talk about what is happening in the Ukraine.
Born in Poland, Justyna Zając is a Professor of Practice in European Security Studies at the Hamilton Lugar School of Global International Studies, Indiana University Bloomington. She also teaches regularly in European Academy of Diplomacy in Poland. Her research focuses on international relations with special emphasis on international security, Euro-Atlantic security, and foreign policy analysis. She served as a member of the National Strategic Review Committee appointed by the President of the Republic of Poland. She was a Chairperson of the Council of Young Scientists of the Minister of Science and Higher Education and a two-term member of the Steering Committee of the Standing Group on International Relations, European Consortium for Political Research.
Professor Zając authored a number of expert opinions for Poland’s Ministry of Regional Development and National Security Bureau as well as the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. She has also published numerous books and papers in Poland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, and Jordan. Her most recent book Poland’s Security Policy: The West, Russia, and the Changing International Order was published by Palgrave Macmillan. Her latest essays on the European Union-Russia relations and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline were published in The National Interest last summer as part of a symposium on European-Russian relations.
Since fall 2021, Professor Zając has been Director of the IU Polish Studies Center, an academic unit that explores Polish history, politics, literature, music, and art. For almost five decades, the PSC has been providing intellectual leadership at institutional and national levels, and it is has supported Polish-related research around the world.
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 woodland creature. You can choose from a mouse, rabbit, squirrel, or turtle. 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.
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.
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, artisanal chocolate tasting experience as you sample flavors from around the world through chocolate, learning about the unique origins and characteristics of each varietal.
Chocolate is one of the food industry’s toughest products to make. It burns at 120 degrees Fahrenheit. It hates moisture and heat, but you typically need both to turn it into something smooth, even though aroma takes a hit. Matt Rubin solved the unsolvable when he developed technology that balances the opposing forces in chocolate, while unleashing its purest taste and scent. And because he solved one of the hardest problems out there, he had the technology to address products that can be found in all aisles of the grocery store. In 2021 Rubin launched SoChatti parent company, True Essence Foods: a food technology company rethinking everything we know about food. At True Essence they are unlocking never-before-tasted freshness in a wide array of food and beverage products. And they’re doing it with less waste, less shipping weight, and less refrigeration than ever imagined.
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.
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. This activity will be informative and fun at the same time. Brought to you by Hiatus Tequila, go #onhiatus.
Vikings, Celts, Algonquians, Rocky Mountain men and women— 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. 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.
Wine racks, tablet holders and dinosaurs are among the projects campers have made (and taken home). 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. Camper Peter Beering has pulled together a team of professionals to help guide campers through this exciting session.
WINE TASTING: RED BLENDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Red blends are produced in many wine regions across the world. California, Washington, Chile, Argentina, Australia and beyond all produce a wild array of red blends. Some stick close to traditional Bordeaux or Rhône styles, while others cross regional boundaries by blending, like Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah blends from Australia’s Barossa Valley. Red blends are not new, but quickly gaining popularity. They are now the second most popular red wines in the country, just behind Pinot Noir and just ahead of Cabernet. Join this session to taste a wide variety of Red Blends from around the world.
Susan Sage has been with RNDC Indiana, formerly National Wine & Spirits for over 30 years. Starting in the Fine Wine Division and the last 23 years, managing the Pinnacle Wine Division, she represents some of the most prestigious wines from all over the world.
Yoga: Aroma VinYin
This class will use Essential Oils to enhance the class experience. The use of oils, which is optional, allows for another level of healing and transformation to take place during your practice. Asana practice will be half Vinyasa and half Yin postures for a deeper physical release.
Yoga: Vinyasa Flow
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 flexibility.
At nearly 400 feet long, Bradford Woods’ zip line is specifically designed to have universal access. All participants access the zip line via a ramp, and participants of all abilities can take flight. At 65 feet tall, this activity is a great way to experience Bradford Woods from new heights!