When is Camp?

October 9th - 13th. Arrivals begin late Wednesday afternoon from 4:00-6:00. Departure is Sunday at 11:00 AM.

What is Camp?

Experience a bit of camp with our 2016 camp video.Thank you Photographer and Videographer Kim Thompson Steel!

  • Part photography institute ... high-caliber teachers and quality, hands-on classes in five categories: photo tech, photo shoot, video, photo artistry, and photo craft ... plus a print lobby with unlimited printers/paper/ink to print your photos

  • Part summer camp ... big après-class FUN and freedom to act like a kid again: shared cabins with roommates, camp counselors, campfires, sing alongs, skits, square dancing, fun and games

  • Part community ... enjoy old friends, make new friends and become part of the Firefly family: learn together, live together, play together 

  • Part retreat ... unplug and relax in a tranquil setting: nourish your body with walks and delicious food, nourish your soul with nature and joy

 

Who Attends Camp?

Photo Camp is for 50 women photographers who: 
 

  • Desire to learn and take their images to the next level
     
  • Crave connection and inspiration
     
  • Need time for themselves and their craft

What's Included?

 ACTIVITIES

  • Learning New Skills

  • Making Fabulous Photos

  • Sharing Stories & Ideas

  • Dreaming Up New Projects

  • Photo Walking

  • Goofing Around

  • Yoga

  • Bench Sitting

  • Singing & Dancing

 AMENITIES

  • Organic Garden

  • Farm-to-Table Food: all meals included

  • 11 Acres in the Wine Country

  • Hiking Trails

  • Swimming Pool (unheated)

  • Hot Tub (heated!)

  • Bocce Ball

  • Porch Swings

  • Meditation Labyrinth

 CAMP STAY

  • 5 three-hour classes with outstanding teachers

  • Special all-camp class

  • 4 nights charming shared lodging

  • Fabulous roommates

  • 3 farm-to-table meals each day

  • Delicious snacks

  • Summer camp atmosphere

  • Fun evening events

  • Intimate gathering of kindred spirits and photography-loving women

2019 Camp Staff
 

Pam Sogge, Camp Director

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Pam joins Firefly after a lifetime supporting talented photographers in their ambition to make great pictures. She got her start at a young age, curating her father’s photography collection in his professional photo studio. She was a founding member of a digital imaging start-up and then joined Adobe as a corporate leader, running marketing for Lightroom, Photoshop Elements and the Photoshop brand. Pam's corporate career emphasized her real love: bringing people together to learn in inspiring and stimulating environments. From team building to marketing “bootcamps” to the free Photoshop and You pop-up event in San Francisco, she loves organizing teaching and learning events that give people a chance to take a break from their daily lives and return energized and full of new ideas. 

 


Kristina Rust, Camp Counselor

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Kristina loves meeting and connecting with new people and can't wait to meet YOU! Originally from the Midwest, Kristina has four teenagers -- lots of eye-rolling going on at her house. She brakes for textured walls and fields of grass, loves the color orange, and secretly wishes she were in a band (although she doesn't play an instrument or sing). She enjoys all areas of photography.

 


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Laura Jonasse, Camp Counselor

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Laura is really excited to return to Firefly Camp for more inspiration and learning.  Laura is a committed athlete, nature lover, protector of the environment and all around people-organizer. She is committed to her family and documenting their adventures and growth!

 


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Marissa Leshnov, Program Assistant

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Marissa is a nonprofit and documentary photographer based in Oakland, California. She is excited to bring her passion for visual storytelling to the Firefly community -- as well as her knack for telling, and laughing at, bad jokes. As a freelancer, "free time" is all but a foreign concept to Marissa. However, she does enjoy hiking trails in the mountains and reading books by and about people who inspire her.