Special CAMP preview edition: SEP. 17, 2014
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Board of Directors
Lauren M. Whaley,
Susy Schultz,
  Vice President
Nancy Day,
  Deputy Vice President
Amy Resnick,
Rachel Louise Snyder,
Karen Cheung-Larivee
Judy Miller
Donna Myrow
Sarah Pollock
Hilary Powell
Erin Siegal McIntyre
Lisen Stromberg
Kira Zalan

Regional Captains
Jill Cox-Cordova, Atlanta, Georgia
Megan Kamerick and Gwyneth Doland, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Emily Beaver, Bay Area, California
Karen Cheung-Larivee, Boston, Massachusetts
Nancy Day and Sheila Solomon, Chicago, Illinois
Sandra Fish, Denver, Colorado
Jennifer DePaul and Linda Kramer Jenning, District of Columbia
Stephanie Yamkovenko, Frederick, Maryland
Solmaz Sharif, New York City
Susanna Ray, Seattle, Washington
Megan Sweas, Southern California

Advisory Board
Jill Geisler
Diana B. Henriques
Dori Maynard
Geneva Overholser
Lisa Stone

Karen Cheung-Larivee, Communications Chairwoman
Merrill Perlman, Copy Editor

Adrienne Lawrence, Interim Operations and CAMP Director
Kat Rowlands, Interim Development Director
Ankita Rao, Social Media Manager
Connie K. Ho, Web Manager
Register for the regular rate for the Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) by Sept. 30! Rates go up, starting Oct. 1. Get a deal now!

Hotel info

By Adrienne Lawrence, Interim Operations and CAMP Director

To book a room for the Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP), contact Adrienne Lawrence first. She'll help you find one of the last rooms available at the resort or book an affordable room at a hotel that is less than 5 minutes away.
Come early and join the all-day Investigative Training on the Thursday before CAMP. Registration for this event is separate from CAMP registration.
Come early on the Thursday before the Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) and join the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) for an Editing Boot Camp. JAWS members get a discounted rate: $90 per ACES/JAWS member and $150 per nonmember. Registration for this event is separate from CAMP registration. For details and to register, visit ACES’ website.

Top 10 CAMP social activities

By Allison Engel, JAWS member, and Donna Myrow, JAWS board member

The Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) is right around the corner and two local JAWdesses, Allison Engel and Donna Myrow, suggest a few fun outings.

1. Cabazon: Desert Hills Premium Outlets – Only 20 minutes west of Palm Springs, this desert shopping oasis for fashion, houseware, other items, in a relaxed, open-air environment. (951) 922-3000.

2. The Shops on El Paseo: Palm Desert's premier luxury destination. Designer boutiques and restaurants (Saks Fifth Avenue, Apple, etc.). Between Highway 74 and Sage Ln., Palm Springs. (760) 341-4058.

3. Smoke Tree Stables: All you cowgirls saddle up for a desert ride. Hourly private and group rates. 2500 Toledo Ave., Palm Springs. (760) 327-1372.

4. Shields Date Garden: Only a few minutes east of La Quinta for a fabulous date shake and watch the amazing film, "Romance and Sex Life of the Date." 80225 Highway 111, Indio. (760) 347-0996.

5. Jeep Tours: Ride in comfort to San Andreas Fault, Indian Canyons, Joshua Tree National Park with Desert Adventures Eco-Tours. Palm Desert. (760) 324-5337.

6. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: Travel aboard the world's largest rotating tram cars from the desert floor to a 14,000-acre alpine forest. (760) 325-1449.

7. Vintage fashion: Amazing vintage clothing store in Palm Desert on Highway 111. It's called The Fine Art of Design and the young owner, Nicholas Delgado, has great taste. Everything is clean and well-displayed. Top quality items. 73717 Highway 111, Palm Desert. (760) 565-7388.

8. Are you hungry after the workshops and speakers? â€“ Musashi is an excellent family-run sushi restaurant in Palm Desert at 72785 Highway 111, Palm Desert. Try the cucumber-wrapped roll with salmon or tuna, the Mushashi roll or tuna carpaccio. First quality-fish, carefully prepared. (760) 340-9780.

Mimmo's, a family-run Italian restaurant at 73540 Highway 111 in Palm Desert is a white-tablecloth place, but casual, and the food is homemade. Reasonable prices. (760) 346-9712.

9. Palm Springs Modern Tours: Palm Springs Modern Tours is led by Robert Imber, an architectural historian and real expert on mid-century modernism. Robert used to do Segway tours, but also does them via van. He's a wealth of information! (760) 318-6118.

10. Sunnylands Center & Gardens: Historic Annenberg estate. Tours, education center, art. Free admission to Center & Gardens, tickets required for estate tours. (760) 202-2222.

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