Special Events for MARS 2021


Your week at the school is an extraordinary learning experience.
In addition to your days full of instruction,
'after class' hours are filled with extracurricular activities


SUNDAY
Attend a pre-convention mini-course. We've pushed these back a little to start later, so more of you can partake. But arrive early for the best seat. These TWO HOUR "BONUS PROGRAMS" will hopefully provide inspiration, get you ready for the week ahead, and give you more bang for your buck!

First time students are invited to an orientation to answer any questions, receive their commemorative T-Shirt, and swag bag with official convention badge, convention program, vendor discount coupons, and other goodies.
And the opportunity to get in a special 'Frosh' picture!

Then everyone is invited to our opening night "Blast Off Party" featuring a cocktail hour and a delectable dinner reception.
What better way to kick off the week, meet new friends and get re-acquainted with old ones!
After dinner, we'll have a great roundtable Q&A. Ask something of ANY inststructor to gain insight and added knowledge.

Then, meet in your respective class for a couple of hours with your instructor for a preliminary "get-together".

Also, now is the time to take part in our re-branded photo shoot-out called the "TAMRON THROW-DOWN".
Entries for this juried contest have the chance to win prizes and be recognized at the Wrap Party on Thursday.
And let's just say the Grand Prize is worth the price of admission.
REGISTER ONLINE NOW for the TAMRON THROW-DOWN..

MONDAY
Get up early and look for a great sunrise, then get to class for an intense day of learning. In the afternoon, we'll try to get a giant group shot of all those in attendance. After a fantastic dinner, take advantage of some 'free time' to do a sunset shoot (weather permitting), explore the area on your own, walk the beaches, shop, or hang out with friends on the deck.

TUESDAY
In the morning, get up early and take part in a schoolwide Sunrise Photo shoot (weather permitting), with the amazing talent of one of our instructors. Later this day, after you enjoy dinner, refreshments and cocktails, you'll have time to explore the area, do a sunset shoot (weather permitting), go for a swim, shop, or hang out on the deck or near the bon-fire, making business and friendship connections, or just 'talking shop' with colleagues.

WEDNESDAY
In the evening please join us for a school sponsored Alumni Dinner. Advance ticket price is only $20. You must register and purchase online . Proceeds benefit the school scholarship fund. The price of admission includes dinner, a mini program by one of our instructors, and the chance to win a $500 Scholarship for a return visit to MARS in 2022.

THURSDAY
In the evening, join in the fun as the week culminates with our legendary "Wrap Party". This themed soiree is a blast, so don't be shy, get dressed up and have some fun. A cocktail happy hour on the deck (weather permitting), overlooking Rehoboth Bay, followed by a sumptuous dinner in the Ballroom, is the grand finale to your week of learning. Refreshing drinks, amazing food, terrific music, dancing, entertainment, awards and more.

FRIDAY
After a couple of hours with your instructor to tie up loose ends, say goodbye to friends,
prepare for the trip back home, and look forward to next year.



M.A.R.S.
Mid-Atlantic Regional School of Professional Photography
a PPA Affiliate school for continuing education in all aspects of photography