Summer Conferences 2016

Below are summer conferences and programs that will be hosted on the Mount Holyoke College campus for the summer of 2016 (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

May 24–June 29 and July 6–August 12, 2016

Mount Holyoke Professional and Graduate Education offers summer courses at the Mount Holyoke campus to undergraduate and graduate students for academic credit as well as community members seeking professional development and personal enrichment. Online courses are also available for credit.

Special workshops for middle and high school girls, such as iDesign, will be offered again this summer.

To see course offerings, request more information, or to register for a course, visit the PAGE website, phone 413-538-3450, or email The online course application makes it easy to register.

Study On Campus: Enjoy Mount Holyoke's beautiful campus with optional housing and dining.  Take courses in chemistry, computer science, TESOL (Teaching English) certificate, film, philosophy, physics, special education and many more.

Study Online: Earn college credit from wherever you will be this summer with courses led by Mount Holyoke College professors.  Subjects range from psychology, Chinese film, contemporary art, creative writing, educational leadership and more!


Gordon Research Conferences

June 5 – August 12, 2016
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.


South Hadley Recreational Tennis

 Contact Andrew Rogers at the Recreation Department for more information.

Evening Adult Tennis Lessons

  • Session I : June 7 – June 23, 2016 (Tuesday and Thursday from 5:15pm – 8:00pm)
  •  Session II : July 5 – July 29, 2016 (Tuesday and Thursday from 5:15pm – 8:00pm)

Youth Tennis Day Program

  •  Session I : June 27 – July 1, 2016 (Monday through Thursday, 8:45 am to 12:15 pm)
  •  Session II : July 25 – July 29, 2016 (Monday through Thursday, 8:45 am to 12:15 pm)


Nike Field Hockey Camp

June 26 – July 29, 2016
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.

Girls Leadership

Session One: July 1 - July 21, 2016

  •  Entering Grade 6: Session A (July 1, 2016 – July 10, 2016)
  •  Entering Grade 6: Session B (July 12, 2016 – July 21, 2016)
  •  Entering Grade 7
  •  Entering Grade 8

Session Two: July 24 - August 13, 2016

  • Entering Grade 9
  • Entering Grade 10, 11 or 12 — First time at Girls Leadership for Life -- For GL alumni entering grades 10 - 12

Girls Leadership summer camp. This is the place where you can be real.  At GL, you live in a dorm with roommates and spend your days in fun self-discovery workshops, playing wild theatre games, sharing stories in small groups, making films, playing sports, and enjoying evening activities like extreme scavenger hunt or mask making. Every three days, there’s a field trip to a high ropes course, lakeside, or arts event. Girls come away from GL with the confidence to be themselves and build lasting friendships. GL helps you gain skills to face the challenges life throws your way.

ARIA International Summer Academy Advanced Music Studies

  • Session I: July 1 - July 12, 2016
  • Session II: July 14 - July 25, 2016
  • Session II: July 27 - August 7, 2016


ARIA International Summer Academy is now in its 34th 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.


NEH Summer Seminar for Teachers on Existentialism

 June 26 – July 29, 2016

Tom Wartenberg, Director


 Existentialism, though an important philosophical movement in the twentieth century, remains influential to this day. This seminar will acquaint school teachers with the basic philosophical ideas of Existentialist philosophy by introducing them to the writings of such thinkers as Søren Kierkegaard, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, and Franz Fanon. In addition to philosophical treatises, readings will also be drawn from novels, and films will be shown. The Existentialists are known for their emphasis on the actual lived experience of human beings and their attempt to show that there are more authentic possibilities for living than those chosen by most people. The seminar will explore how the Existentialists argue for this view of life and assess its validity both historically and for our contemporary society. The seminar is open to both full- and part-time school teachers and will take place from June 26, 2016 until July 29, 2016. Two spaces are reserved for graduate students intending to pursue a career in K-12 education. The seminar will take place on the campus of Mount Holyoke College.


MHC Girls' Basketball Camps

Girls’ Basketball Camp June 27- July 1, 2016

Michelle Scecina, Basketball Coach
413-538-2850 or Email

Mount Holyoke Athletics Department will be offering a day basketball camp for girls entering second through ninth grade. The camp will focus on developing solid fundamental basketball skills in regard to individual and team concepts. A winning attitude and a positive approach to the game will be stressed. The camp will be under the direction of Mount Holyoke College's own Basketball Coach, Michelle Scecina.

International Student Exchange- The MacDuffie School

July 10 - August 19, 2016

A private program run by the Student Management Group for The MacDuffie School.  For more information contact 

Mathematics Leadership Programs- Summer Institutes

Math Leadership

Sessions open at 8:30 AM on Mondays and close at 12:30 PM on Fridays. 

  •  July 11 – 15     Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI)
  •  July 18 – 22   Coaching and Facilitation Institutes
  •  July 25 – 29   Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI) and Research on Learning


Mathematics Leadership Programs (MLP) provides coordinated professional development experiences for educational leaders with various roles and responsibilities. Workshops and institutes are designed for teams of K-8 teachers, teacher leaders, math specialists, coaches, administrators, staff developers and teacher educators.  Learn how to support teachers and students develop the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice through the Developing Mathematical Ideas materials.


Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching K-8  (MAMT) -  This program is for certified teachers who have earned a bachelor degree and would like to develop additional skills and knowledge to support math coaching, the work of a math specialist, or math teacher-leader.  The program offers a blend of face-to-face experiences in the summer and online learning during the academic year.  Core curriculum for the MAMT is based on our existing courses and long-standing summer institutes.


US Gymnastics Training Centers

  •  Session I: July 17 – July 23, 2016
  •  Session II: July 24 – July 30, 2016

Michael Jacobson 561-743-8550

 The US gymnastics training program is designed so that each gymnast, no matter what level, gets the maximum help with all Olympic events. The goal is to create a positive, fun, and exciting experience that will be remembered for the rest of his or her life. Activities include classes, open workouts, routine evaluation and instruction, contests and awards, as well as a variety of social and recreational events.


Arabic Music Retreat

August 7 – August 14, 2016
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.


Summer Intercultural Girl's Soccer Camp

August 8 - 11, 2016
Kanae Haneishi, Head Soccer Coach at Mount Holyoke College
413-538-2112 or 


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 4-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).