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High School Camp Information

Balfour's YBKC High School Summer Camp is structured to get your publication off to a fast start. We discuss every aspect of publication creation and provide your staff with time to put your plan into action. Our highly-trained speakers and staff are there every step of the way to brainstorm, facilitate, and encourage you on your journey to conceiving, collaborating, and integrating your ideas into a well-designed framework for a publication that will be remembered and treasured for a lifetime.


June 24-26

MidAmerica Nazarene University

Olathe, Kansas


Early Registration (through May 17)

$275 per resident student/adviser

$225 per commuter student/adviser

Registration After May 17

$300 per resident student/adviser

$250 per commuter student/adviser

*Advisers bringing five or more students will not be charged a tuition fee! 

Tuition includes overnight lodging (for resident campers), meals (lunch and dinner only for commuter campers), registration fee, supplies, prizes and more!

For students that may require a refund after registration and payment due to scheduling conflicts, please know:

Full refunds will be available through May 17. 

50% refunds will be available from May 18 through June 7. 

Refunds are not available after June 7. 



Adult Supervision:

Schools are required to send an adviser or chaperone with the staff to camp, unless arrangements have been made with a Balfour Representative. This adult will be responsible for the students attending. 


Dorm Suites:

Dorm rooms are suite-style and community style. Schools will be placed based on the order that registrations are complete. In the suite dorms, there will be three double-rooms, all sharing one single-bathroom. Students will be expected to share a room with another camper. Advisers and chaperones will have a single-room at no additional charge. Boys and girls will be in separate floors or dorms. 


What will we learn?

To see a list of classes and a camp schedule,

please visit the Classes and Schedules link here. 


How do we register and pay? 

Registration is not complete until all forms are received. There is a $25 late fee per registrant for registrations received after May 17. Space is limited. This experience is expected to reach full capacity.


Click here to register. (Each student and adviser needs to register)

Click here to find payment information. 


Medical Release Forms

Each student will need to turn in a medical release form at check-in on the day of camp. Advisers can download and pass out forms beforehand and submit all together at check-in or they can make it the responsibility of each camper. Campers will not be allowed to participate without a medical release form on file. 

Medical release forms can be downloaded here


Detailed camp packets

Each adviser, chaperone and camper will receive a detailed camp packet via email two weeks before camp. The packet will include check-in information, schedules, packing lists, maps and directions, and other tips to get the most out of your time at camp. 

Contact us for more information

Whitney Baker



Allison Schroeder



Camp trainers:

Samantha Berry is returning as our yearbook training expert! Samantha Jo Berry is the newspaper and yearbook adviser at Bridgeland High School. In 2015, she was chosen as Spotlight Teacher of the Year for her campus and received the Texas Association of Journalism Educators Pathfinder Award. JEA recognized her as a Rising Star in 2016. She has led workshops in California, Missouri, Mississippi, Washington and across Texas. Samantha loves to teach staffs how to put the ‘fun’ in functional and is passionate about all things Google.


Anne Hayman, MJE, advises Student News Media at Arlington (Washington) H.S. and has for nineteen years.  They publish the yearbook and news website. She has small staff issues with big staff dreams and is always looking for ways to improve. Hayman participated in the Reynolds Institute in 2014. She is president of her state journalism organization, Washington JEA.


Jason Berryman, art department chair at Topeka West High School Topeka, Kansas.  Jason graduated from Washburn University, Bachelor's of Fine Arts with an art education certificate.  Has worked at Topeka West for 23 years mainly teaching film and digital photography.  In his 23 years multiple students have won local, state, and national art awards.  Just last year, two of Mr. Berryman's advanced photography students received a Silver Medal Award and a Gold Medal Award at the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.  Another student won the Kansas Congressional Art Awards and their work will hang in the national capital for a year.


Juan Valdez, is coming back as our graphic artist! Juan graduated from the Art Institute of Dallas in the summer of 2005. Following graduation, he started working for Balfour Publishing as a cover artist. He has more than 10 years experience working with schools at the Dallas plant. When working with schools, he enjoys bringing their yearbook cover ideas to life.