Summer Conferences 2018

These conferences and programs will be hosted on the Mount Holyoke College campus over the summer of 2018.  Listed first are the programs offered by the College, and then additional programming is 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 2018 Course Dates

Summer 1

May 29 - July 6, 2018

On-campus, online and hybrid (online courses that include a three-day conference on campus June 7 - 9 or June 10 - 12).

Summer 2

July 9 - August 10, 2018

On-campus, online and hybrid (online courses that include a three-day conference on campus July 19 - 21 or July 22 - 24).

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 3 – August 17

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 21 – June 24, 2018

June 28 – July 1, 2018

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.


National Ultimate Training Camp (NUTC)

Session A: June 30 – July 5

Session B: July 7 – 12

Session C: July 14 – 19

Session D: July 21 – 26

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 offenseive patterns through drills, exercises and actual game. For ages 8 – 17. More information at NUTC.

Nike Field Hockey Camp

June 24 – 27
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.


ARIA International Summer Academy Advanced Music Studies

  • Session I: June 28 - July 9
  • Session II: July 11 - July 22
  • Session II: July 24 - August 4

 ARIA International Summer Academy is now in its 36th 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.

July 9 - 13     Developing Mathematical Ideas: Building a System of Tens: Calculating with Whole Numbers and Decimals

July 16 - 20     Developing Mathematical Ideas: Making Meaning for Operations: In the Domains of Whole Numbers and Fractions

Professional Development for Mathematics Coaching 

Educational Leadership II: Facilitating Professional Learning

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.


Restoration Ecology Summer Scholars Program

High School   July 9 - 13, 2018   9 am – 4 pm

A summer educational program designed to introduce high school girls to the growing field of ecological restoration.

Summer Intercultural Girl's Soccer Camp

August 6 - 10
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 9:00 am to 4:00 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 socccer, 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.