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

Learn MORE yearbook at Sacramento Area Camp

JULY 18-19 at Studio Movie Grille in Rocklin!

It is beyond exciting to see hundreds of “yearbookers” from around the Sacramento area come together to plan their next yearbook. We guarantee that there is no better way to start your year in yearbook!

The workshop is a great time to get started on what could be your best yearbook ever in 2016-2017. Working closely with top journalism educators from around the region you’ll be able to plan your yearbook in just two days! You’ll leave the workshop with your theme development plan, cover design, ladder and template designs done—all in addition to having a great team-building time with your staff.

Imagine starting the 2016-2017 school year that far ahead!  Featured sessions include Theme, Cover, Layout/Design, Photography,  Photoshop, InDesign, Marketing, YearTech Online and more.



When is SAC?

The event wil take place July 18-19, 2016

Where is SAC.

SAC will take place that the luxurious Studio Movie Grill in Rocklin, California.


The Sacramento Area Camp is the perfect opportunity for your staff to come together, set goals and walk away with a jump-start for your 2017 yearbook. By the time you and your staff leave camp, you’ll have your theme completed, cover designed, ladder planned and sections mapped out in great detail.


Our keynote speaker for the entire workshop is Sean Bird. Sean  holds a Masters in Education, and is currently the Yearbook Advisor at University Preparatory School in Redding, CA. Sean has had tremendous success advising yearbook over the last 7 years, winning the Jostens 'National Yearbook of Excellence Award', several CSPA Gold Medals, and multiple 'Look Book' Awards.
Sean is excited to share how focusing on Journalism first and foremost helps him in managing his student staff and the yearbook project.
Of course other Jostens yearbook professionals including Jan Moore,  Jane Kilgore, Ron Moore and Jessica Wilson will instruct as well.


What you'll learn at SAC!

Yearbook 101

Yearbook 201


Perfect for first time yearbookers. Registrants will devote themselves to design and yearbook basics. Another session will be devoted to interviewing and caption-and headline-writing. These staff members will leave prepared and ready to teach the yearbook staff like a pro.

Photographers will learn basic handling, parts and applications, correct use of aperture and shutter speed as well as the best choice of film speeds for various events. Please bring a digital camera, batteries and media storage card.

This track is designed for returning yearbookers that have a desire to improve their current book and sharpen their skills. The advanced track is geared toward staffers that have an advanced understanding of trendy design, captions, and writing. We don’t want to lose you along the way in this course, so make sure you have mastered the fundamentals first. Seasoned staffs with a competitive edge will get the most out of this division of yearbook planning.

Marketing Masterminds

Editors/Project Managers

Staff Planning

Explore the yearbook financial management responsibilities and examine the wants of your audience through product planning, promotion and sales. Each business manager will design and complete a  personalized marketing and sales plan for the 2017 publication based on the yearbook theme.

Nothing helps a yearbook staff be more productive than great leadership. In addition to yearbook editing skills, this course will teach editors to build staff morale and teamwork, form systems of communication and expectations, learn how to delegate effectively, prevent and deal with conflict, and establish a solid working relationship with their adviser.

Staff Planning provides time for staffs to develop a theme and concept for their 2017 yearbook. Each staff will be assigned to Staff Planning sessions where they will apply what they have learned to complete a Seminar Workbook which will be the basis for this year’s book.  Staffs will submit their Workbook for instructor feedback and will have a chance to present on the final day.

Adviser Survival

Coaches Clinic

(Yearbook Advisers Only): For first year advisers as well as experienced advisers. Whether you teach yearbook as a class or a club, we’ll help you find a way to teach. On top of that, all lessons are already connected to Common Core standards and 21st Century Skills, we’ll help you connect the dots. This is your opportunity to master the basics, ask those unanswered questions and share your experiences.

(Yearbook Advisers Only): This class will help teachers become winning coaches. You will learn how to manage your staff using the playbook which includes skills such as setting your staff up for success,

establishing a team, building a stronger program, helping your staff communicate with one another, motivating your staff throughout the year, and incorporating school-wide participation.



How much does it cost to attend SAC?

Workshop Fees: Includes workshop registration, materials, t-shirt, all special events, all meals. $250 per student until June 18. After June 18 the cost is $300.
*At least one adviser chaperone is required for each school registering

What are the Registration Deadlines?

Getting registered NOW is critical to ensuring your spot at the seminar as space is limited. To register for the 2016 camp, follow the step-by-step online process by clicking here. Pricing increases on June 18 to $300 per student and  registration closes July 1st, 2016.

I registered online. Now what do I need to do?

You need to download the Medical Release form. and mail it to:
Jan Moore-Jostens • 9208 Central Ave • Orangevale, CA   95662
If you have questions, call Jan at 916-261-1158 or click here to send her an e-mail.

We are coming from out of town...
Where can we stay?

We recommend: If you would like more a workshop feel or you are coming from out of town, we recommend reserving rooms at one of the two hotels below. Ask for the Jostens Workshop rate.  It is important to note that we will NOT provide any supervision of attendees. Schools must have an adviser or chaperone in attendance.

The Days Inn in Rocklin

4515 Granite Dr.  Rocklin, CA


Best Western Plus Orchid Hotel and Suites

130 N. Sunrise Roseville, CA



We want you to get the most out of SAC so if there are any other questions, please e-mail our workshop director, Jan Moore by clicking here.
While the seminar is in session, if you need to reach your child or us directly for either urgent messages or emergency purposes, call our
on-location number at:
We look forward to seeing you soon and cannot wait to see all those who will be attending in Rocklin on July 18th!