Story Camp 2017

As part of my year of connecting, Katie and I are taking action on ideas we've had for a number of years to create and host an event here in our hometown of Eugene, Oregon. 

You are invited to join us for our second event that will feature four, 3-hour workshops and an evening for Cropping & Cocktails that will begin on Thursday, October 19th and end on Saturday evening October 21st. 

We are super excited to invite you to visit our beautiful town and gather together with like-minded storytellers for this event. 

Please read below for all the details. 

October 19th - October 21st, 2017

Inn At The 5th Boutique Hotel
205 East 6th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97401 
United States

EDIT // This event is now sold out. 

Click here to register on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 10am PST. Link will not be live until registration opens. 

This event is open to 35 people. 

Price: $599.00  

Price includes: 

  • (4), 3 hour workshops (details below)
  • Class kits for each workshop with full color handouts
  • Dessert & Refreshments during Thursday evening Welcome Gathering catered by Marche
  • Friday & Saturday morning breakfast and coffee/tea bar catered by Marche
  • Beverages and snacks during all workshops catered by Marche
  • Cropping & Cocktails: 3 hour crop time on Saturday evening including complimentary signature cocktails and dessert platter
  • Includes one on one time with Ali to discuss projects, ask questions, etc.  
  • Welcome bag filled with some lovely local items & a few of our favorite crafty products  
  • Opportunities to win special prizes 
  • Transportion to/from hotel if staying at Inn At The 5th

Price does not include: 

  • Travel or lodging
  • Lunches or Dinners (the location of this event includes a variety of dining options within short walking distance) // this is a great opportunity to get together with others attending the event for a social break between workshops

Please see the FAQ section below for more details. 

Four workshops are included in this event: 

1. Journaling Workshop // This interactive, lecture-based workshop will encourage you to think about your current methods of storytelling to find + embrace what are the best styles for you at this time in your life. Ali will share her lessons learned from years of memory keeping/storytelling adventures and help you create a story road map focusing on what you most want/need to tell right now. 

2. Design Workshop // Focus will be on basic design fundamentals and ideas for building story-focused traditional layouts and Project Life® spreads. Ali will walk you through her basic design process from blank page to completed story and will share the concepts she relies on most when getting her stories told. During the workshop you will create two traditional layouts and one Project Life® spread. You will leave this workshop with specific ideas on how to bring your words + photos together with a solid design foundation. 

3. Story Book Workshop // Your story matters and is worth telling. This workshop will help you start (or build on) an album to hold stories about you. Emphasis in this workshop centers around building + planning albums and creating story-focused layouts that tell your story using intentional memory keeping products + design. You will leave this workshop with a few completed layouts that will be the beginnings of an album (or add to one you might have already started) that focuses on you and the life you have lived and are living.

4. Photography Workshop // A lecture-based workshop focusing on how the way we look through the camera/lens informs the stories we tell. Workshop will include some kind of photo-taking activity (such as a photo walk) and that activity will be weather dependent. This workshop isn't camera specific and will be more in alignment with the content found in my Lens Of Joy workshop

October 19th, 2017

  • 6:30pm - 8pm | Check-in and Welcome Presentation

October 20th, 2017

  • 9am - 10am | Breakfast
  • 10am - 1pm | Journaling Workshop
  • 1pm - 2:30pm | Lunch on your own
  • 2:30pm - 5:30pm | Design Workshop, Part 1
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Dinner on your own
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Design Workshop, Part 2

October 21st, 2017

  • 9am - 10am | Breakfast 
  • 10am - 1pm | Photography Workshop
  • 1pm - 2:30pm | Lunch on your own 
  • 2:30pm - 5:30pm | Story Book Workshop
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Dinner/explore on your own 
  • 7:30pm - 10:30pm | Cropping & Cocktails: crop time to work on projects, sip some cocktails, chat with Ali, munch on special treats, get to know new friends, announce prize winners
  • 10:30pm | Event ends

The purchase of this event will be final sale. No refunds will be given. Event attendee’s spots are transferrable and you are able to sell your spot in the event that you are unable to attend the event. Please contact Katie at [email protected] to arrange the transfer of your spot. 

Due to the limited number of spaces available for this event, if you are wishing to attend this event with friends we suggest one person purchase multiple spots during the checkout process to ensure availability and arrange payment from your friends at a later time. We are expecting a high volume of customers on the website at the time that registration opens, so one person purchasing multiple spots will be a much easier route to take rather than several people trying to purchase at the same time any potentially missing out if the event sells out.

Please make sure your email is up to date under your account settings (under the My Account section - click on your user name in the top right corner) as this will be our main form of contact with attendees. 

Our host hotel is one of our favorite local venues : Inn At The 5th. We chose this location for its walkability to several of our most loved places to visit in Eugene. You will be in walkable distance to restaurants, coffee shops, and several great small boutiques for shopping. 

We have secured a number of discounted rooms at  Inn At The 5th for those who wish to stay on the event premises. Inn At The 5th has provided us with a great rate of $229 per night for a Single King Room (plus taxes), $249 a night for a Double Queen (plus taxes). Reserving your room as soon as possible will better your chances of availability. Reservations must be made by phone at (541) 743-4099. Please mention “Ali Edwards Group Rate” to receive the discounted offer. 

If lodging at Inn At The 5th is unavailable when you register or you prefer to explore other options please contact Katie at [email protected] for other lodging suggestions.

Eugene, Oregon is home to a small, convenient  airport (EUG). If staying at Inn At The 5th, you will be provided with free airport transportation to and from the airport. Please contact the hotel for more information on airport transport. 

Eugene is located 2.5 hrs south of the Portland, Oregon airport (PDX) and is a good option if you would like to rent a car and drive. If arriving the day of the event, we suggest leaving the Portland Airport by 1pm to miss city traffic and arrive in Eugene in time to get settled, eat dinner, and arrive on time for the event check in/welcome session (6:30-8pm).

Click here to request a Visitor's Guide for Eugene and the surrounding areas. We are located about an hour from the Pacific Ocean and an hour from the mountains which means there are a ton of outdoor things to see and do if you want to extend your stay.  

What is included in the cost of this event? 

  • (4), 3 hour workshops  
  • Class kits for each workshop with full color handouts
  • Dessert & Refreshments during Thursday evening gathering/welcome
  • Friday and Saturday morning breakfast and coffee/tea bar
  • Beverages and snacks all during workshops
  • Crop & Cocktails: 3 hour crop time on Saturday evening including complimentary signature cocktails and dessert platter
  • Includes one on one time with Ali to discuss projects, ask questions, etc.  
  • Welcome bag filled with some lovely local items & a few of our favorite crafty products
  • Opportunities to win special prizes 

What meals are included in the price of the event?

  • Thursday evening includes a dessert buffet and beverage station (coffee, tea, water) during the first workshop. 
  • Breakfast Friday and Saturday will include coffee, juice, tea, assorted pastries, fresh fruit, and a yogurt and granola parfait bar (subject to change). 
  • We will also be offering afternoon snacks and beverages during your final workshop of the day. 
  • Dinner is on your own on Friday and Saturday evening. We specifically chose this event space due to the convenience of the location in relation to several different restaurants. You will have several choices within walking distance of the hotel. 
  • During our Crop & Cocktails time you will be given complimentary drink tickets to partake in our signature cocktails, or our beer and wine selection. Non-alcoholic specialty drinks will also be available. We will close the evening with a special dessert buffet. 

Will you accommodate special dietary requests? 
We are happy to try, and will make every effort to accommodate any special dietary requests. Please contact Katie at [email protected] to alert us of your requests.

Are there age restrictions for who can attend?
We ask that attendee’s registering for this event are over the age of 18. Only those people with paid spots will be available within the event space. 

How do I register for the event?
Registration will open on Tuesday, June 27th at 10am PST. A link will appear on this page to click to register at that time.

What is your cancellation policy?
While we cannot offer refunds, you are welcome to make arrangements to sell or give your space to a friend. Please let us know of any transfers at least 1 week prior to the day of the event. 

How many registration spots are available? 
There will be 35 spots available for purchase.

I attended the first event, can I attend again? 
At this time, due to the number of people interested in this event, students are limited to one event. 

Will there be a waitlist? 
We will not be offering a waitlist option for this event due to the nature of the cancellation policy.  We are hoping to run this event again later this year if all goes well, and will provide more information as soon as it is available.

I have registered for the event. What happens now?
After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email confirming your purchase. We will be contacting all attendees with more event information via email as the event gets closer. Please make sure your email is up to date under your account settings (under the My Account section - click on your user name in the top right corner) as this will be our main form of contact with attendees.

What supplies do I need to bring? 
We will be providing attendees with complete product kits for each workshop. We will be sending out a basic supplies lists of items to bring prior to the event. 

Any further questions?
If you have any additional questions, please contact Katie at [email protected] She will be happy to help!

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Ali EdwardsKatie Jaeger met via Care.com in 2009 when Ali was looking for a nanny for her daughter Anna. They've been hanging out and traveling and working together ever since. Story Camp is their first adventure in hosting their own event after many years of attending memory keeping and other blogging/online media events. They look forward to welcoming you to Eugene.