June 26-28, 2018
UC Santa Cruz

We’re counting the days until the Bay Area Yearbook Seminar begins!


Welcome to the



B.A.Y.S. is the perfect opportunity for your staff to come together, set goals and walk away with the foundation for your best yearbook ever.

workshop expenses

REGISTRATION DEADLINES are critical to ensuring your spot at the workshop, as space is limited.

Registration closes June 8th.

Cancellations after June 8th are non-refundable.

$395 through May 14th, $425 after May 14th.
Includes two night’s lodging, workshop registration, materials, all special events, and all meals.

$325 through May 14th (per person/double occupancy), $350 after May 14th.

Includes two night’s lodging, workshop registration, materials, t-shirt, all special events, and all meals.

*At least one adviser chaperone is required for each school registering*

$300 through May 14th, $325 after May 14th.
Includes workshop registration, materials, t-shirt, all special events, and all meals.

ON-SITE CREATIVE SESSION is available for staffs who would like an advanced one-on-one brainstorming and development session for their 2019 theme projects. Creative sessions are an additional $50. Sessions are limited, so please register early to reserve your space.  CRITIQUE SESSIONS ARE FULL.

LOcATION & Times

UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Check-in is Tuesday, June 26th between 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Our first session will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. The workshop will conclude Thursday, June 28th around 12 p.m.

Contact Info

Email our camp coordinator with any questions at BAYSOFFICESTAFF@GMAIL.COM

If you need to reach us while the seminar is in session, call our on-location number at (831) 291-3520.

We look forward to seeing you!

Please fax your completed release forms to 408-540-0223 or mail them along with any payment due to:

B.A.Y.S. • 1608 W. Campbell Ave #232 • Campbell CA 95008

Course Descriptions

Perfect for first time staff members. Registrants will focus on the basic principles of design and the fundamentals of
interviewing, and caption and headline writing.

Designed for returning yearbookers that already possess an understanding of design, captions and writing, and desire
to improve their current book and sharpen their skills.

Editors will learn tried and true methods to build staff morale through teamwork, form systems of communication
and expectations, meet deadlines, prevent and deal with conflict, delegate effectively, and establish a solid working
relationship with your adviser.

A hands-on course to improve photography skills. Students will focus on learning camera settings, improving candid
and sports photography, and planning for better pictures. Registrants need to bring a camera and equipment.

ADVISER SURVIVAL (Yearbook Advisers Only)
For advisers in their first through third year. This course will focus on curriculum, organization, and building your staff
and program. Master the basics, ask those unanswered questions and share your experiences.

ADVISER ROUNDTABLE (Yearbook Advisers Only)
Focused for advisers with four or more years experience. In this session, we will upgrade your adviser toolbox with
some 21st century technology tricks, and discuss the mastery model, flipped learning, and share best practices. All
participants will need a laptop.

Staff Planning

Staffs will spend time as a group developing a comprehensive theme and concept for their 2019 yearbook. By the
end of the workshop, every staff will leave with a complete working plan that they can immediately implement upon
returning to school.

Yours Truly Yearbook


(Optional for adviser registration only. Limit 6 critiques total.)


ON-SITE CRITIQUE is available for staffs who are considering or would like to have their yearbook publication evaluated at camp. We consider critiques to be the ultimate teaching tool. These assessments can help you and your staff learn from previous work and help to improve your 2018 yearbook. On-site critiques will be 30 minutes. You will have the opportunity to discuss areas of strength as well as suggestions for improvement by one of our instructors. This service is an additional $50. Additional information on preparing for your critique will be included in your registration packet. Sessions are limited so please register early to guarantee your sessions.