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Yearbook camp is a fun way to connect with other editors and get ideas from other yearbook staffers. Learning from yearbook professionals really elevates our book and helps us start our year off on the right foot!

- Hannah Johnson

Editor at Miramonte HS & Orinda Intermediate

Yearbook camp is a necessity. I can't imagine starting the school year without having the week of planning, designing and most importantly, bonding with my students. Attending camp contributes greatly to the success of our book. I look forward to it every year.

- Erin O'Leary-Montgomery

Benicia MS Yearbook Adviser


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Martinez, CA 94553

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California Yearbook Academy has been the single most impactful part of prepping each year’s class. My editors gain a sense of ownership, I start off the year leaps and bounds ahead, and all well before school starts.
The selection of classes offered push even seasoned editors to rethink their approaches to design, coverage, photography, and more, but also leave plenty of room for beginners to learn the ropes.
Yearbook Camp is the best investment I make each year. It galvanizes my leadership and provides an early bonding experience that’s effective, productive, and super fun.

- William Savoie

American High School Adviser


Meet our camp instructors!


Robin Christopher, Editors

Robin is a 33-year veteran English teacher and has advised the Traditions yearbook at Del Norte High School in San Diego, CA for 13 years. The Traditions staff has earned numerous All-American critiques from NSPA and Gold Medalists critiques from CSPA. They have also earned a Pacemaker and two Silver and two Gold Crowns. Robin was awarded JEA Special recognition adviser in 2020. Robin has experience in advising both ASB and Yearbook. Robin's hobbies of gardening, interior design, and online cleaning and organization challenges are reflective of her gifts in the classroom for growing student leaders, teaching attention to detail, an eye for design and organizational skills. 

Justin Daigle, Experienced Staffers

Justin Daigle, MJE, advises the Reflections yearbook at Brighton High School in Colorado. Over 18 years, his students' publications have earned state and national awards including CSPA Silver and Gold Crowns, NSPA Pacemakers, and Best of Show trophies.  Daigle has received the CSPA Gold Key (2024) and was named the CSMA Adviser of the Year (2009), JEA Rising Star (2010), Special Recognition (2014) and Distinguished (2016) Yearbook Adviser of the Year, and Medal of Merit (2022). He is the current JEA Vice-President.


Yvette Manculich, Beginners

Yvette Manculich, CJE, advised The Prowl yearbook for 19 years at Powell Middle School in Littleton, Colorado, and retired in 2022 after 29 years in education. The Prowl has earned both national and state recognition, including numerous Pacemakers from National Scholastic Press Association, Gold and Silver Crowns from Columbia Scholastic Press Association, and All Colorado awards from Colorado Student Media Association (CSMA). In 2017, The Prowl Yearbook was inducted into the CSMA Hall of Fame. In 2021, NSPA named The Prowl as a recipient of the Pacemaker 100. The Prowl has earned top honors on NSPA's Best of Show lists at various conventions and individual staff members have won 1st place for NSPA's Design of the Year and Photo of the Year. In 2020, Yvette was named both Adviser of the Year from CSMA and Distinguished Adviser from JEA. Yvette presents at both national and local journalism workshops.

Step right up! Welcome BACK to CALIFORNIA YEARBOOK ACADEMY! We are excited for you to join us for four days as we perfect photography, caption and copy writing, coverage and design, theme development and more in a safe and fun environment. Our instructors are award-winning advisers and our student/staff ratio is 10 to 1. We have classes for both middle school and high school students. We have a work hard-play hard philosophy, and our entertainment includes a hypnotist show, scavenger hunt and a carnival with amazing prizes!


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