Summer Conferences 2013
Arab Arts Institute
August 10 – August 17, 2013
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.
ARIA International Summer Academy
- Session I: June 20- July 1, 2013
- Session II: July 3- July 7, 2013
- Session II: July 9 - July 20, 2013
- Session IV: July 30 - August 10, 2013
ARIA International Summer Academy is now in its 21st 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. New this year is the College Auditions Preparation academic course held during Session II. .
Center for Talented Youth
- Session I: June 23 - July 12, 2013
- Session II: July 14 - August 2, 2013
The Center for Talented Youth is a summer residential program for young, highly able students. Motivated participants enroll in challenging humanities, math, and science courses, taught well above grade level, by dedicated instructors in a safe and supportive environment. The Center for Talented Youth experience gives students a better picture of their own academic ability and potential, helps them to develop better work habits, and refines their educational goals.
Girls Leadership Institute
- Session One: June 22 - July 12, 2013
Entering Grade 6: Session A (June 22, 2013 – July 2, 2013) Entering Grade 6: Session B (July 2, 2013 – July 12, 2013)
Entering Grade 7
Entering Grade 8
- Session Two: July 15 - August 4, 2013
Entering Grade 9
Entering Grade 10, 11 or 12 — First time at GLI
Leadership for Life -- For GLI alumni entering grades 10 - 12
GLI summer camp. This is the place where you can be real. At GLI, 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 GLI with the confidence to be themselves and build lasting friendships. GLI helps you gain skills to face the challenges life throws your way.
Glen Workshops East
June 9- June 16, 2013
Anna Johnson, Program Directer: IMAGE
Glen Workshops are innovative and enriching programs combining the best elements of workshops, arts festivals, and conferences. Classes are held each morning, and are taught by nationally known authors and artists, and each is small enough for participants to receive individual attention. Writers and visual arts students produce and critique their work. Afternoons and evenings feature lectures and concerts, and each day concludes with a worship service incorporating the arts. Like its sponsor, Image, the Glen is grounded in a Christian perspective, but its tone is informal and hospitable to all spiritual wayfarers.
Gordon Research Conferences
June 1 – August 9, 2013
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.
Mathematics Leadership Programs- Summer Math for Teachers
Virginia Bastable, 413-538-2063, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Flynn, 413-320-3098, email@example.com
July 8 - 12 Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI)
July 15 - 19 Leadership Institutes
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) - beginning summer 2013
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.
Mount Holyoke College Girls’ Basketball Camp
July 15 – July 19, 2013
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.
Nike Field Hockey Camp
June 23 – June 27, 2013
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.
South Hadley Recreational Tennis
- Session I: June 11 – June 27, 2013 (Tuesday and Thursday from 5:15pm – 8:00pm)
- Session II: July 9 – July 25, 2013 (Tuesday and Thursday from 5:15pm – 8:00pm)
- Youth Day Tennis Program : July 29 – August 1, 2013 (Monday through Thursday, 8:45 am to 12:15 pm)
Andrew Rodgers, Recreation Director
Evening adult tennis lessons and a youth day tennis program. Contact the Recreation Department at Recreation@southhadleyma.gov for more information.
Summer Intercultural Girl's Soccer Camp
August 12 - 15, 2013
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 4-day day camp from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch will be provided). Fundamental soccer skills and game tactics will be trianed 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).
US Gymnastics Training Centers
- Session I: July 21 – July 27, 2013
- Session II: July 28 – August 3, 2013
- Cheer Skills Camp: July 28 - August 3, 2013
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.
The US gymnastics Cheer Camp for 2012 features Jomo Thompson, Coach of the national champions, the University of Kentucky Cheerleaders. This one week camp offers daily tumbling clinics for coaches, including one on one help. Class and lecture are taught throughout the week by Coach Thompson and there will be exhibitions by the University of Kentucky Cheerleaders. Participants will learn: tumbling, stunts, baskets and dance, and every day holds four structured classes focusing on these skills.