The 11th 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 sixteen years, Mickey’s Camp has 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 $175,000 for over 80 local charities. This year we are proud to present an extraordinary array of experts for Mickey’s Camp for Women, scheduled for August 14-16, at Bradford Woods Outdoor Center.
Your time will be filled with exciting 90-minute sessions throughout Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Options include pasta making, how to write a memoir, raft making, pie making, welding, heliophysics 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 world renowned performer Sylvia McNair, 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: Amore Pizzeria Ristorante, The District Tap, Ivy Tech Smoky Bears Barbecue Club, Mimi Blue Meatballs and Palomino Restaurant & Bar.
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.
Two-time Grammy Award winner and regional Emmy Award winner, Sylvia McNair lays claim to a three-decade, stellar career in the musical realms of opera, oratorio, cabaret and musical theater and this year she is coming to camp. Her journey has taken her from the Metropolitan Opera to the Salzburg Festival, from the New York Philharmonic to the Rainbow Room, from the Ravinia Festival to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, from the pages of The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal to the London Times and the cover of Cabaret Scenes. Having appeared as a soloist multiple times with nearly every major opera company and symphony orchestra in the world, this songbird has flown the classical coop. She’s retracing her star route now with Gershwin, Porter, Bernstein and Sondheim.
In 2016, Sylvia’s newest recording: SUBJECT TO CHANGE!, a cabaret show about her life in music, recorded “live” at the Aspen Festival, was released. DownBeat Magazine gives it a 4-star rating and calls it “… a stunner” (Sept 2016). This release follows an indelible audio trail with over 70 recordings ranging from Mozart arias with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St.-Martin-in-the-Fields to the music of Jerome Kern and Harold Arlen with pianist Andre Previn. In 2011, Sylvia released a Christmas CD, PEACE, which sold out its first run in a matter of weeks. In 2012, ROMANCE, a disc of Latin American jazz standards was released to a rave review from Fanfare Magazine’s Lynn Rene Bayley: “… here the record is, and it’s fabulous. In fact, it’s the biggest surprise of its kind I’ve encountered since Diana Ross’s live album of Billie Holiday standards.”
A proud Buckeye from Mansfield, Ohio, Sylvia earned a Master’s degree with Distinction from the Indiana University School of Music where she now serves on the faculty, she received honorary doctorates from Westminster College (1997) and Indiana University (1998), the Ohio Governor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Arts and Entertainment (1999), and the Indiana Governor’s Arts Award (2011).
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 2 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.
The District Tap
Let The District Tap help transform your next meeting or celebration into a truly Special Event. They have 60 beers on tap and three private event spaces onsite to accommodate a wide range of needs and a Game Room that is perfect for smaller gatherings that includes darts and shuffleboard tables. The Craft Cellar is ideal for up to 60 guests (seated) and comes with 5 TVs and full AV capability. For even larger events they have The Rickhouse, an 1,800- square foot private room with a full bar, private patio that can accommodate up to 150 guests.
If you booked your event space elsewhere, The District Tap will bring their signature Damn Good Food to you.
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.
Mimi Blue Meatballs
Mildred (Mimi) Bluestein Kosene, “Mimi Blue”, was born and raised in Indianapolis-back when downtown was the only town-when people got dressed up for the theater and restaurant dining was a luxury.
Mimi Blue Meatballs is a tribute to our mother “Mimi Blue” Kosene. Mimi was a Lady, endowed with manners, taste, and an easy social grace. She loved good food whether dining out or cooking for a hard-working husband and 3 sons. Every home-cooked meal had to satisfy the whole family, as well as any friends who often stopped by. Cooking was the way she brought us together, kept us healthy, and showed us love.
At Mimi Blue, we make the kind of food Mimi cooked for us at home, but we serve it in the type of old-world urban setting that Mimi so much enjoyed. Like Mimi herself, our meatball dishes are classics. Each recipe is rooted in culinary tradition, but refined for the modern palette.
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.
Backpacks – Ivy Tech Community College
Beer – Heineken
Golf Carts – Angie’s List
Hospitality Area Monday Night – Gregory & Appel
Hospitality Area Tuesday Night – JW Marriott Indianapolis
Late-Night Snack – Just Pop In!
Morning Coffee – Mission Coffee, LLC
Turn Down Chocolates – Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Travel Tumbler & Notebook – Vera Bradley
Water – Republic National Distributing Company
Wine – Monarch Beverage Company