Travel/Lodging/Dining

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From San Francisco
1. Go north on U.S. 101. Follow signs to the Bay Bridge (U.S. 80) and Sacramento.
2. Go on U.S. 80 east towards Sacramento after crossing the Bay Bridge. Cross the Carquinez Bridge.
3. Turn off at the Napa, Marine World exit onto HWY 37.
4. From HWY 37 turn right (north) on HWY 29.
5. Continue through the towns of Napa, Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, and St. Helena. One mile past St. Helena, turn right on Deer Park Road (8 miles to PUC).

From Oakland
1. Take HWY 880 north. Merge onto U.S. 80 east towards Sacramento.
2. Go on U.S. 80 east towards Sacramento. Cross the Carquinez Bridge.
3. Turn off at the Napa, Marine World exit onto HWY 37.
4. From HWY 37 turn right (north) on HWY 29.
5. Continue through the towns of Napa, Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, and St. Helena. One mile past St. Helena, turn right on Deer Park Road (8 miles to PUC).

From Sacramento
1. Take U.S. 80 west toward San Francisco to HWY 12.
2. Take HWY 12 toward Napa to HWY 29.
3. Turn right on HWY 29.
4. Continue through the towns of Napa, Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, and St. Helena. One mile past St. Helena, turn right on Deer Park Road (8 miles to PUC).

CAUTION: When using a GPS system, please do not follow directions to drive up Old Howell Mountain Road from the Silverado Trail. Instead, continue down the trail until you reach the blinking red light and proceed east on Howell Mountain Road.

 

 

LODGING    

  • Standard residence hall lodging is available at no additional cost.
  • All students will stay in single-gender dorms with two students in each room.
  • All attendees must bring a $20 (cash-only) refundable deposit per key.
  • All attendees should bring pillows and linens or a sleeping bag for a single-sized mattress. 
  • Although we encourage you to bring your own, if possible, you can rent linens for $20 (cash-only) deposit and $10 cost (pay $30 upon arrival).  
  • Guest rooms for married couples are available for a nominal fee and should be requested well in advance.

DINING

Pacific Union College Publication Workshop will provide meals at the dining commons including breakfast, lunch and dinner on Wednesday, as well as a breakfast and lunch (optional upon request) on Thursday. If you are arriving on Tuesday evening, the Napa Valley is filled with fantastic restaurants at every price range. >>>

THURSDAY LUNCH

Historically, most academies choose to have lunch off campus on the last day of Publication Workshop. As such, please let us know if you would like to order lunch for Thursday when you register. Eating out also allows Publication Workshop to devote more money to our academic programming.


Essential Packing List

  • Full payment is due on arrival at Publication Workshop.
  • All attendees must bring a $20 (cash-only) refundable deposit per key.
  • All attendees should bring pillows and linens or a sleeping bag for a single-sized mattress. 
  • Although we encourage you to bring your own, if possible, you can rent linens for $20 (cash-only) deposit and $10 cost (pay $30 upon arrival).  
  • All students will stay in single-gender dorms with two students in each room.
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops, digital cameras, or video cameras. The whole campus is wireless.
  • Most schools prefer eating lunch off campus before heading home. However, if your school would like to eat lunch at PUC before leaving on September 7, please let us know when you register your names for Publication Workshop.
  • If you have any special housing needs, please contact us at pubworkshop@puc.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who attends Publication Workshop and what is its purpose?
Both large and small school (elementary and high school) publication staff interested in learning practical cutting-edge information on how to plan and execute effective school publications. The workshop was established in 1990 as the Pacific Union's leadership event for all students involved in school publications.

What is the format of the Publication Workshop?
The workshop presentations are for the following school publication roles: editor, designer, photographer, writer and video production. A detailed schedule and description of the presentations (50 minutes each or two-hour double-sessions) will be available on the workshop website a few months before the workshop. Students (with input from their school adviser) select the sessions they will attend based on their role(s) as school publication staff.

Is it just for schools who publish yearbooks?
The workshop features three different publication mediums: yearbooks, newspapers and video yearbooks. Schools who want to start their publication's year in a focused way found the workshop to be an invaluable tool for gathering ideas, practical hands-on training with publication software and networking with other schools with similar school publication parameters.

This all sounds interesting, but I still have questions about how Publication Workshop will benefit my school.
Great! We love to talk to principals, advisers and parents interested in bringing students to the workshop.

Where is the Publication Workshop held?
On the beautiful campus of Pacific Union College. 

How much is the workshop?
The on-site workshop cost per participant is $85. This will include housing, meals, & an unlimited pass to all the workshop presentations. For those who plan ahead and register early, there are significant discounts available. 

What if I register for too many or too few participants?
No worries, if you register for too many, you can get refunded the difference of those who were unable to come. If you register for too few, you can always add more participants at the price of the tickets at the time of your registering those individuals. 

Please e-mail any questions or call 707-965-6604.


Awesome workshop! Well worth the time, money and effort to be there !!!

—YEARBOOK ADVISOR