Summer Conferences

Below are the summer conferences and programs hosted on the Mount Holyoke College campus for the summer of 2019 (listed in chronological order of arrival on campus.) Please contact the conferences/programs directly for more information about their registration process and program content.

Mount Holyoke College Summer Courses

Summer courses for credit and professional development.

In addition to its graduate degree programs, Mount Holyoke College’s division of Professional and Graduate Education offers summer courses and professional development opportunities through its leadership, multimedia communications, data science, and education institutes.

The courses are designed for busy professionals who are starting a new career or building skills to increase their scope of impact without the financial or time commitment of a full master’s program. Enroll in just one class (for credit or noncredit) or several each term to gain credits toward a graduate credential.

Summer 2019 Course Dates

Summer 1
May 28 - July 5
On-campus, online and hybrid (online courses).

Summer 2
July 8 - August 9
On-campus, online and hybrid (online courses).

See our Graduate Courses page to learn more about our summer courses.

Contact us at 413-538-3478 or to discuss your goals, interests and planning.

Gordon Research Conferences

June 2 – August 2
401-783-4011 (x105)

The Gordon Research Conferences promote discussion and the free exchange of ideas at the research frontiers of the biological, chemical and physical sciences. Scientists with common profession interests come together for a full week of intense discussion and examination of the most advanced aspects of their field. These conferences provide a valuable means of disseminating information and ideas in a way that cannot be achieved through the usual channels of communication – publications and presentations at large scientific meetings.

New World Magischola

June 20 – June 23

New World Magischola is a four-day live-action role-playing (LARP) event set in a wizard school in a magical universe. Participants take on the role of a character using costuming, props, and other theatrical techniques. It’s like being in your own movie, and you are the main character in your story. More information is available from New World Magischola.

Nike Field Hockey Camp

June 27 - 30
Andrea Whitcomb, Field Hockey Coach

Nike/Mount Holyoke Field Hockey camp is an opportunity for players to train and participate in tournament play on the Lyon’s beautiful, newly constructed home turf field. Campers train individually in all of the major fundamental areas of the game: hitting, 1 v 1 elimination skills, passing, scoring and defensive skills as well as offensive and defensive corner play. Goalkeepers are also supervised by a goalkeeping coach. Players are grouped appropriately by age and ability. Teams train and compete together in games and practice. Each player receives a post-camp evaluation by camp director and staff and each camper goes home with an official camp jersey as well as ball. Our goal is to stimulate a love for the game of field hockey by showing young athletes how to accelerate their own progress and success.

National Ultimate Training Camp (NUTC)

Session I: July 6 - 11
Session II: July 13 – 18
Session III: July 20 – 25

Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact sport that combines the fast-paced action of soccer with skills and strategies similar to basketball and football. Participants learn basic throws, defensive skills, and offensive patterns through drills, exercises and actual game. For ages 8 – 17. More information at NUTC.

New England Summer Dance Camp

Session I: July 21 - 27
Session II: July 28 – August 3

This co-ed, residential camp provides an advanced dance experience in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, and musical theater. Participants enjoy six hours of classes each day, plus meals, parties, and field trips with their favorite choreographers. For ages 8 – 18.

More information at

ARIA International Summer Academy Advanced Music Studies

Session I: June 27 - July 8
Session II: July 10 - July 21
Session III: July 23 - August 3

ARIA International Summer Academy is now in its 37th season, and will offer 10-day intensive "boot camp" sessions for music students aged 16 to 28. The sessions will provide the students with an in-depth study of their instrument through private lessons, master classes, workshops, and lectures.

Mathematics Leadership Programs - Summer Institutes

Math Leadership

Sessions open at 8:30 am on Mondays and close at 12:30 pm on Fridays.

Developing Mathematical Ideas: Building a System of Tens: Calculating with Whole Numbers and Decimals
July 8 - 12

Professional Development for Mathematics Coaching

Developing Mathematical Ideas: Making Meaning for Operations: In the Domains of Whole Numbers and Fractions
July 15 - 19

Developing Mathematical Ideas: Reasoning Algebraically about Operations
Developing Mathematical Ideas - Facilitation Training (DMI-F)
July 22 - 26

Mathematics Leadership Programs (MLP) offers a variety of week-long summer institutes for K-8 teachers, math coaches, and others interested in the learning and teaching of mathematics.

Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching (MAMT) is a coed balanced program designed for working professionals who wish to pursue an advanced degree while continuing their work with students and teachers. Course assignments have immediate application in school settings and support the work of teachers, coaches, and instructional specialists. Our blended program offers the option of traveling to Mount Holyoke College to attend the summer sessions or attending them through our virtual learning environment. Academic year coursework is done online.

International Student Exchange (ISE)

July 14 - August 16

International Student Exchange (ISE) is a world-class organization that brings exchange students to the United States. Each summer, high school students from all over the world enjoy classes and activities on site at Mount Holyoke College, taught and chaperoned by ISE staff. Students participate in engaging, fun, and enlightening programs designed to keep them busy and active. The program is meant to help international students adjust to American culture and improve their English prior to participating in their academic year exchange program.

Yleana Leadership Academy

Sunday, July 21 - Sunday, August 11

The Yleana Leadership Academy is a residential summer academy serving 80 rising high school seniors in urban areas (Baltimore, Boston, Lynn/Salem/Peabody, NYC, and Philadelphia) and seeks to close the achievement gap through a three-week transformative summer SAT intervention. More information is available from Yleana Leadership Academy.

Summer Intercultural Girls’ Soccer Camp

August 5 - 9
Kanae Haneishi, Head Soccer Coach at Mount Holyoke College
413-538-2112 or email

Mount Holyoke College Soccer hosts an intercultural summer soccer camp for girls entering grade 4 (age 10) to high school seniors. Campers will be divided into small groups based on age and ability. The camp is a four-day day camp from 9 am to 4 pm (lunch will be provided). Fundamental soccer skills and game tactics will be trained by highly qualified college coaches and players. In addition, there will be an intercultural activity with campers from Japan after every lunch (i.e., chopstick game, yoga for soccer, origami and name in Japanese).

Arabic Music Retreat

August 5 – August 12
Kay Campbell

The Arabic Music Retreat, led by Simon Shaheen of the New York-based Near Eastern Music Ensemble and Dr. Jihad Racy of UCLA, provides intensive studies in Arab music history, theory, and performance. Participants from throughout the United States have come to Mount Holyoke College to take part in this six-day musical event.

Volley-Hoops Summer Day Camp

August 12 – 15, 9 am-3 pm
For youth 8-13 years

Mount Holyoke College Athletics is proud to offer a unique summer sports camp experience, Volley-Hoops. Inspired by the idea that young athletes benefit from being exposed to different athletic skills, MHC Head Basketball Coach Jackie Ward and Head Volleyball Coach Iris Carpio are offering a skills day camp that focuses on both basketball and volleyball. Participants will spend 12 hours with focused attention on basketball and 8 hours of focused attention on volleyball. Each session will be led by the respective head coaches with current MHC team members and assistant coaches.