Exploring creativity and leadership at Mount Mary youth summer camps

High schoolers have multiple opportunities to experience the Mount Mary campus in June, offering insight into campus life, the chance to learn new skills and enabling them to interact with faculty members.

Fashion Boot Camp (June 17-21) gives fashion-focused students in middle school and high school the opportunity to create design and merchandising projects, while the Summer Leadership Academy (June 23-26) provides high schoolers an immersive college experience.

During the weeklong Fashion Boot Camp, design participants practiced their drawing and sewing skills to create a garment for Friday’s finale. The students modeled their designs on the runway for parents, family members and friends.

Fashion promotion participants learned fashion industry skills such as photography, publishing in Adobe software, and trend forecasting. New this year, promotion students learned fashion photography from Dave Hathaway, a photographer for Milwaukee Fashion Week. Students also helped plan the finale show. View the fashion promotion participants' blog at: https://fashionlifestylemmu.wordpress.com/

The three-day Summer Leadership Academy program will bring together 65 high school girls. Participants will experience panels, lectures and interactive workshops on a variety of different leadership and professional growth topics, including confidence, finding your authentic self, racism and leadership, and more.

New this year, the Summer Leadership Academy will welcome back several of last year’s participants as peer mentors. These young women will put their leadership skills and experiences as previous Summer Leadership Academy participants into practice by assisting current academy participants. They will develop and maintain relationships to provide support for participants, focusing on transition, acclimation and a sense of belonging.

Learn more about Fashion Boot Camp here.
Learn more about Summer Leadership Academy here.