YPI is Not Just a Place…

Campers have told us for the last 32 years that even just one week at YPI has changed their life. Through their total immersion in the program of their choice, plus the lifelong friends they make in their classes and throughout the camp, YPI has expanded into a strong community of learning and growth. We hope to see you this year at camp, it is sure to be an unforgettable experience for students of all ages and from all walks of life!

...It's a State of Mind
YPI is Not Just a Place…

What is YPI?

Founded in 1981, YPI was originally a week long summer program for writers. Over the years, we’ve evolved into a one- or two-week long co-educational residential summer camp for artists, singers, actors, filmmakers, poets, photographers, and dancers. For the last 4 summers, YPI has been housed at the beautiful Suffield Academy in Suffield, Connecticut.

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What is YPI?

Who Can Attend?

YPI is open to students ages 10-18 years old who have an interest or ability in the creative arts. No prior experience is necessary! We accept campers of all interests and skill levels. As long as you have the desire to learn, our professional master teachers can help you explore your passion.

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What Programs Do You Offer?

We offer a wide range of programs in creative writing and the visual and performing arts. Each program is taught by one or more master teachers who are all professionals in their field. Campers get hands on experience exploring their program of choice with as little or as much guidance as they want from master teachers. Throughout the week, they work toward creating a piece to display or perform at the end of each week. At YPI, everything is a work in progress, and we help give campers the confidence and direction they need to feel comfortable sharing their work.

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What Programs Do You Offer?

What Else Happens at Camp?

Campers will have lots of opportunities to interact with campers and staff members outside of their classes through a daily recreation period and an evening activity. We always have a wide range of activities for recreation and performers and events at evening activity, so even if you’re taking a class in writing but you also like to paint or dance or play soccer or tell jokes, you’ll get to explore all of these things (and more!) at YPI.

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How Much Does it Cost?

A one-week session at camp including room, board, and an enthusiastic staff of professional counselors and teachers at your fingertips costs $1,250. If you sign up for two weeks at camp, we offer a discounted rate of $2,200 for both weeks. A $100 discount is applied if you refer a friend or bring a sibling!

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How Much Does it Cost?

How Do I Sign Up?

Camp will be held from August 4 – August 17, 2013. Are you ready to have the best summer experience of your life? You can register online using a credit card or check, or contact us by phone or email to reserve your spot. Registration opens December 1st, so check back for the 2013 season!

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YPI Helps Young People Find Their Passions

Whether your medium is a paintbrush, a camera, a pencil, or your own voice, YPI offers summer workshops for students to develop and expand their creativity. At YPI, we offer professional guidance from our master teachers and trained counselors, a wide range of high quality equipment dedicated to student use, and an inviting community of all ages and experiences. Each day at YPI is different, as we work toward creating a piece to share at We Jazz. We Jazz happens each Friday after lunch, and it is a time for campers to show off everything they’ve worked on over the past week. At YPI, we believe that everything is a work in progress, and that through sharing each week we not only get new ideas for our projects, but we also become more confident with ourselves. Campers develop skills and friendships that they take with them beyond the classroom and into their daily lives.

This site was designed to give you an idea of what we’re all about, and also what our campers have done, so that you or someone you know can make the decision to join us at camp. We hope you like it. If you’d like a paper version of everything you see here, please click here to request a brochure. If you’re ready to sign up, please click here to register now. And finally, if you still have questions or just want to say hi, feel free to email us at hello@ypicamp.org.

We look forward to meeting you!

  • Jeff Ostroff – Director
  • Sarah Grasso – Assistant Director
  • Robyn Trowbridge – Medical Director
  • Helena Martin – Music Director
  • Scott Nidermaier – Visual Arts Director
  • Jess Ostroff – Social Media/Public Relations Consultant & Director of Calm

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