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Who We Are

Jeff Ostroff

Director/President of YPI Inc.

Jeff has been at YPI since it was invented in 1981 as a writing teacher and as the Director/President of YPI Inc. He has been a working with young people for about 50 years as a counselor, teacher, coach, principal and camp director. Read more…

Sal Basile Sr

Sal Basile Sr

Poetry, Journalism, Short Story, Song Writing

Sal is as proud as Punch and Judy to still be a part of the Greatest Camp on Earth. He has been at YPI every summer since 1992, as a master teaching in poetry, journalism, short story, and song writing. Read more…

Sarah Grasso

Dance

Sarah Grasso has been positive, shining spirit at YPI since 1990. Her first years were as a camper where she studied short story, poetry, and photography. Read more…

Helena Martin

Song writing

Helena Martin is a songwriter, producer, and keyboardist based in New York City. Her band Distoria’s debut EP and follow-up single are available on iTunes or Amazon and contain her original piano rock music. Read more…