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CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUR 2020 YEARBOOKS!

JOIN US NEXT SUMMER!

TENTATIVE DATES FOR 2020

SAT, JULY 25 - WED, JULY 29

CAL STATE LONG BEACH

RESOURCES

We've got answers to all of your camp questions. Click the pencil icon for all of our downloads: what to bring, camp schedule, campus map, FAQ.

REGISTRATION

Registration will open March 1, 2020

 

ABOUT US

For over 20 years, Yearbooks@theBeach has attracted staffs from across the country who want to improve their book quality and staff cohesion. Our award-winning workshop instructors teach ten different course tracks, in design, writing, photography, leadership, media and theme development, plus dozens of breakout sessions on all things yearbook. Their expertise will challenge and inspire you, but you may find you lose more than a little sleep during these five intense days.

Your main project for the week is to complete a theme portfolio for 2020 that includes goals, your cover, opening copy, a visual style guide, ladder and some marketing/PR items to draw attention to your book. Depending on how many people you bring to camp, we'll add extras to the packet to keep everyone busy and involved. Most importantly, we'll guide you through the process to help you develop a concept that will tell your school's and student body's story. Here's where you'll collaborate with a coach from our workshop staff and a TA mentor while you develop close bonds with your yearbook team. 

The workshop wouldn't be complete, though, without a little fun thrown in. Scheduled daily activities include a yearbook exchange and mixer, hypnotist show, beach trip, bowling/billiards tournament. And then there are the spontaneous late-night pizza parties, design sessions, and birthday celebrations.

Now don't you want to spend five days of your summer doing yearbook?

 
 

CONTACT US

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

WHAT WILL WE STUDY?

We split our instructional camp time between keynote presentations, course work and breakouts. 

In addition, staffs will work together on a theme portfolio, presented at the end of the workshop. We’ll pair you up with one of the yearbook gurus on our staff and one of our TAs (a graduated yearbook editor who's been to camp and knows what you are going through). They will guide you through the process, answer questions and give you feedback along the way.

We've also scheduled daily fun activities so your staff can relax and bond while they're at camp.

WHAT CLASS SHOULD I TAKE? (See the complete descriptions on the Courses page)

Want to focus on theme exclisively?

Highly recommended if your staff is all newbies, you're a new adviser or you're bringing onl a few students to camp. Theme Development

Brand new to yearbook?
Next Level YBK
Photojournalism 1

Experienced staff member?

Design: One Step at a Time

Design: Begin at the End

Tell Everyone's Story

Photojournalism 1 or 2

Digital Storytelling

Photographer? (depending on experience)

Photojournalism 1 or 2

Digital Storytelling

Photo Editor?

Photojournalism 2

Digital Storytelling

Section Editor or Team Leader?

Design: One Step at a Time

Design: Begin at the End

Copy or Coverage Editor?

Tell Everyone's Story

Design: Begin at the End

Design Editor?

Design: One Step at a Time

Design: Begin at the End

Branding and Packaging Intensive

Editor-in-chief or Managing Editor?

EICs: Lead by example

If you want to focus on the book vision

Design: One Step at a Time

Design: Begin at the End

Branding and Packagin Intensive

 

Advisers:

Adviser class (beginning and experienced sessions)

Advisers are also welcome in any of the specialized classes offered to the students.

 

If you have a question about registration, course selection or anything related to attending the workshop, or if you'd like to receive a copy of our printed brochure, send us an e-mail and we'll get right back to you!

KATRINA DOLENDO

MAYFIELD SENIOR SCHOOL

"The theme packet really gave us a sense of direction and allowed us to try various ideas within the book. We were able to solidy our minimalist design and how to make that work. It also helped us to organize how our year, prioritize and set up a structure of how we wanted our yearbook to be.

DANIEL ZHU

ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

"The bonding with older students on the staff and the overall experience was mind blowing. The amount of support and tips from the on-site TAs had a big impact on what i do now for my school's yearbook.

ASHLEY LIANG

WALNUT  HIGH SCHOOL

"My class helped me to strengthen my visual communication stills. In previous years, I was purely focused on the design. I didn’t really think about the visual and verbal working together. Now that I’m working more on theme-based pages, I realize that the exercises we did where we looked at professional examples gave me inspiration that helps me connect the words and photos.