"The classes I took were fantastic and I learned a tremendous amount. The food was superb. I made some wonderful friends and have felt empowered to go out and do more! "

"Awesome! A wonderful few days with talented, like-minded women. I'd come again in a heartbeat. Wonderful classes/teachers. Wonderful vibe. Great learning. Food was incredible. Setting is magical. Thank you!!!"

"I will be back for more."

"Healing, learning, connecting, laughing, having the best time ever, eating, walking, talking, meeting an inspirational group of women. Thank you."

"My camp experience was delightful, happy, full of joy and learning. I loved the teachers and the content. I learned so much essential, critical, and fun information from WOMEN! I loved photographing around the Ranch and meeting the staff who were wonderful! The food was amazing ... Thank you from the top to the bottom of my heart."

"This was truly magical on all levels. Full of light, brightness combined with a sense of solid ... open, encouraging, uplifting AND confidence building. The organization, perfect. Location, perfect. Instructors, fabulous. Campers, fabulous. Everyone was kind, generous, and fun. The schedule was not hurried and full enough ... Unbelievable first camp."

"Great food! Friendly people. Awesome yoga! Beautiful venue. Punctual. Fun sing-along, concert and skits. Wonderful classes. Educational and inspiring opening night presentation. A truly exceptional four days!"

"Amazing venue at Westerbeke Ranch. High-level learning in classes. Spirit of generosity and sisterhood from everyone. Connection, connection, connection. Yummiest food ever!"

"How much fabulousness can fit into a week? Go to Firefly camp and discover days filled with food, friends, learning, and a lovely balance of activities."

"Phenomenal week! Loved everything. I learned a lot and thought all my teachers were excellent. Food was excellent. Wonderful facilities."

"Excellent instructors!
Informative classes!
Spectacular setting!
Camaraderie, new friendships! I really enjoyed this camp. Thank you!

"My camp experience was amazing! Since the moment I arrived and saw the sign ... Slow Down ... I was able to be 'in the moment.' The delightful cabins, awesome roommates, amazing location, fabulous food! The classes were very informative and I was able to learn a lot in such a short time! But most of all, the Love and Great Women!"

"Delicious mix of intense instruction and interaction with like-minded passionate photographers. And ... the food is wonderful!"

"There is nothing better than to relax and learn and share with fellow kindred spirits and artists. So glad I came ... "



I was drawn to the photography camp by a flyer posted at a local diner. The idea of improving my photography skills with 15 hours of classes in a beautiful setting with other women was very appealing. The experience far exceeded my expectations. The teachers were not only exceptional photographers, but amazing women. The pace was perfect. In addition to learning, we ate incredible food, hiked or did yoga in the mornings if desired, danced, went on a wine tour, and enjoyed a live performance by a wonderful singer/songwriter. I made long lasting friendships. I can’t wait to go back again this year. - Debby Yaconetti



Last year I attended the inaugural Firefly Institute Photography camp for women. It was AMAZING on many levels. The instruction, camaraderie, location, setting, food ... I could go ON AND ON. - Irene Searls

Recommendations from campers on our Firefly Institute Facebook page. 



I’ve been to several photography workshops and this was my favorite. Excellent classes taught by industry experts, intimate class sizes and location made it so special. Plus I met so many wonderful photographers who have become friends. The camp atmosphere was warm and welcoming and so much fun. -Kristina Rust




This was the most fun I ever had in photography classes. I learned a lot and enjoyed seeing other peoples work, making friends and being in such a wonderful setting. It was a treat to be at Westerbeke Ranch with fantastic food and beautiful spaces. I can’t wait to meet previous campers and the amazing teachers in April. -Birgitte Heiberg



Going to Firefly Photocamp was the best thing I did last year. Besides having fun, I learned a lot, and meet amazing like-minded women. Westerbeke Ranch is the perfect settings, with fabulous food, and the photography classes are unique and with high level teachers. - Chloe Lagier