The Writing Process

Written by Parker Wallis   No other activity brings me such excitement and, adversely, pig-headedness, than writing does. To me, writing is a battle against the ocean current. More often than not, a bountiful stream of ideas flows from my mind to my fingers and onto the page. On the other hand, the page is blank for the longest time …

An Observational Exercise: Voices of Photography

Written by Olivia Emert, Immersionist “Quick.  Take the picture,” Stew said, hurtingly. “Up higher,” Sasha responds with frustration. “Pose like you have an orb,” Stew says, changing hands with the object. Sasha takes the picture.  Then Stew makes fists. “One hand now.”  Another snap of the camera. We walk to Fashion Design: “I finished my princess dress,” Emma yelled, excitedly. We …

Small Photos

Written by Laura Bressler I take small photos to remind people who gaze at a meadow that every meadow starts with one blade of grass, and each day there’s one more blade of grass, and that’s what makes it a meadow. A nation’s not just a nation, but a nation of people, of unique individuals.  The tallest redwood oak started …

Immersionist Manifesto

The best writing is immersive — it surrounds you and carries you away, transporting you for a moment outside of what you believe to be real.  It demands to be experienced with integrity.  Whether you immerse yourself slowly or quickly, a leisurely dip into a warm pool or a sudden plunge into an icy sea, you find yourself somewhere else, …

Welcome to Our New Site!

We’re so excited to finally have launched a brand new YPI website. We hope that you’ll find this site useful as you think about where you want to be in the summer of 2011. Camp will be held from July 31st – August 13th, 2011. If you’d like more information, please take a look through the site or request a …