Below are summer conferences and programs, in chronological order, that will be hosted on the Mount Holyoke College campus for the summer of 2015. Please contact the conferences directly for more information about their registration process and program content.
Mount Holyoke College Summer Courses
offers classroom 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.
Options at MHC include Organic Chemistry, World Politics, The Modern Urban Novel, and The Changing Role of Educators and many more. A wide range of languages are offered, including American Sign Language, Arabic, Italian, Korean, Persian, and Swahili. Opportunities for optional summer residence and meals on campus will be available for classroom courses.
Study Online: Earn credits from anywhere with online courses in Elementary Japanese, The Hunger Games: Young Adult Dystopia in Popular Culture, Chinese Hollywood through the Lens of Visual Literacy, and Social Psychology. Take a course with a Mount Holyoke College professor and earn college credit even if you are far away from South Hadley this summer.
Skills-building courses include Motivation in Education, Speaking with Confidence, and a certificate program in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL).
June 6 – August 14, 2015
The 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.
Contact Andrew Rogers at the Recreation Department for more information:
- Session I : June 9 – June 25, 2015 (Tue. and Thurs. from 5:15pm – 8:00pm)
- Session II : July 7 – July 23, 2015 (Tue. and Thurs. from 5:15pm – 8:00pm)
- Session I : June 29 – July 2, 2015 (Mon. - Thurs. from 8:45 am to 12:15 pm)
- Session II : July 27 – July 30, 2015 (Mon. - Thurs. from 8:45 am to 12:15 pm)
June 21 – June 25, 2015
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.
- 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.
June 29- July 2, 2015
Michelle Scecina, Basketball Coach
413-538-2850 or Email
Mount Holyoke Athletics Department will be offering a day 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.
- Session I: July 2- July 13, 2015
- Session II: July 15 - July 26, 2015
- Session II: July 28 - August 8, 2015
is now in its 33rd 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.
Sessions open at 8:30 AM on Mondays and close at 12:30 PM on Fridays.
- July 6 – 10 Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI)
- July 13 – 13 Leadership and Coaching Institutes
- July 20 – 24 Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI) and Research on Learning
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.
- 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.
- Session I: July 19 – July 25, 2015
- Session II: July 26 – August 1, 2015
- Tumbling Camp: July 26 - August 1, 2015
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.
August 8 – August 15, 2015
The , 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.
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).