Register now for The Long Weekend 2017

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The Alabama Scholastic Press Association at The University of Alabama invites students to attend its summer journalism camp, a vital part of ASPA, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. The camp is designed to teach creative and efficient ways to communicate through scholastic newspapers, newsmagazines, yearbooks, literary magazines, broadcast programs and digital media. It allows students to enjoy a taste of college life and invigorate their interest in scholastic media.

The Long Weekend will be June 2-4. Students and teachers, grades 6-12, are welcome to sign up for the two-day event. The Long Weekend costs $150 and covers room and board, tuition and all meals. Deadline to apply is May 29.

The Long Weekend will feature day and evening classes to help participants gain the tools to produce prize-winning results next school year. When festivities and classes wrap up with a showcase by campers, students will have a great start on the upcoming year and will leave with a solid plan for their school newspaper, yearbook, broadcast program, website or literary magazine. If they attend the camp without a staff, they will leave with skills they need to do great journalism in any medium. Home schoolers are welcome.