With our event, we make it real easy.
All you have to do is register and show up. We take care of the rest for you!

EDUCATION - INCLUDED! Up-close and personal interaction with rock-star instructors. You'll be learning from one instructor, but hanging out all week with others from across the country who share your passion.

HOTEL ROOM - INCLUDED! No need to worry about finding a hotel or making reservations. You'll stay on-site where the event happens, at the sea-side resort hotel Hyatt Place, located directly on the bay and only steps from the beach and the Atlantic Ocean. So from Sunday night through Thursday night, you're covered!

MEALS - INCLUDED! No need to worry about where to eat, because we take care of that too! The food is amazing, both in quantity and quality. MARS provides restaurant fare, NOT cheap cafeteria food or pizza or hotdogs or chilli. A wide variety of offerings are served at each scheduled meal, including vegetarian (where 'salad' is not considered a vegetarian meal).

TAXES, GRATUITIES - INCLUDED! No need to worry about 'hidden' hotel taxes or 'resort' fees. And how's sitting down to a great meal, and when you're done, you just get up and go about your business? No need to worry about taxes or tippingon. All covered for you!

FREE PARKING - INCLUDED! If you're driving in, each registered guest of the school gets free parking in the covered garage or outdoor lot! That alone at some places, might cost you $200 or more for the week. Not at MARS. We've got you covered.

SCHOOLWIDE FUNCTIONS - INCLUDED! These events are open to everyone in attendance, giving you more educational information and bang for your buck!

PRIZES - INCLUDED! Because of the generosity of our AMAZING supporters, MARS gives away prizes ALL week. And our Thursday wrap party alone has prizes valued at nearly $6000

PARTIES and FUN - INCLUDED! No need to worry about having a blast because the parties and entertainment are part of the deal!

WANT TO JUST RELAX? - INCLUDED! Pull up an Adirondack and sit by the firepits on the amazing deck, while you watch the sunset over the bay. Read a book, bring a guitar, chat with friends, or just bask in the sun!

Your ALL-INCLUSIVE tuition of ONLY $1599 gets you all of this:
  • World class, week-long instruction with one instructor*
  • Seaside resort hotel accommodations (double occupancy)
  • All scheduled meals (including BREAKFAST M-F, LUNCH M-Th, DINNER S,M,W,Th)
  • Special school-wide sessions
  • Opening night "Blast-Off Welcome Reception" (happy hour, dinner, and a chance to get acquainted with fellow students and instructors)
  • Grand finale themed "Wrap Party" (cocktail hour, banquet dinner, DJ Manny Man, dancing, awesome video recap of the week, awards, prizes and more)
  • Giveaways, doorprizes, and raffles - all week long
  • 2 service merits for PPA members
  • 5 CEUs for PPA members
  • MARS certificate of achievement
  • Commemorative group photo
  • Commemorative T-Shirt
  • Convention program
  • Friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere
  • And a whole lot of fun!
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Mid-Atlantic Regional School of Professional Photography
a PPA Community Network School for continuing education in all aspects of photography