It’s Not Just a Place.
It’s a State of Mind.
What is YPI About?
Workshops are offered for Week 1 and Week 2. Those who choose to stay for more than one week may choose two different workshops or remain with a two-week workshop for a more in-depth experience.
YPI campers live in residence halls on the beautiful Suffield Academy campus. They are supervised by highly-qualified counselors. Campers share activities such as capture the flag, theater games, jewelry making, face painting, soccer, asteroids, ultimate frisbee and workshops on dance, music, acting, and writing. They’ll enjoy Wednesday night dances, travels, films, professional guest performers and workshops for the aspiring artist.
Interested in scheduling? Click here to see what a typical day at YPI looks like.
What Ages is YPI for?
Our programs are for teens and tweens, 11-17 year-olds (grades 6-12).
Interested in programming for young adults (18+) and the young at heart? Email us to join our interest list for our upcoming creative arts camp/retreat for adults.
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! Click here to register now.
We also offer financial aid to students who are interested. Please fill out our financial aid application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
We’ve compiled some helpful information and tips for our campers to check out before they arrive at camp. Click here to see some quick facts, or download the details for each week of the camp below:
Financial Aid – If you’re worried about being able to pay for camp, don’t worry! We offer scholarships and financial aid to interested and qualified students. Get more information and download our financial aid form here.
Once You’ve Registered – There are several forms that you’ll need to fill out in order to attend camp. You can download these forms by visiting our Forms page.
YPI is held at the Suffield Academy, a private boarding school in Suffield, CT. The academy is about 25 minutes from the Hartford train and bus stations, and about 20 minutes from Bradley International Airport. Suffield Academy is located at 185 N. Main Street, Suffield, CT 06078.
Getting to Camp
Traveling North on Interstate 91: About 10 miles north of Hartford, take exit 40. Go to the second exit, and take a right onto Route 75 North. Follow Route 75 for approximately 5 miles into Suffield. In the middle of town, after two consecutive traffic lights, you will see the school across the green on your left.The YPI registration table is located in Kotchen Quad, at the last left-hand turn at the end of the campus. Turn left on perimeter road and follow the YPI signs. The Academy’s street address is 185 North Main Street.
Traveling South on Interstate 91: In Springfield, Massachusetts, take exit 3. At the base of the exit ramp, bear to the right and follow signs for Route 5 North (Agawam/Southwick). You will immediately cross the Connecticut River; take the first exit at the end of the bridge. After pausing at the base of the ramp, go 3/4 the way around the rotary and bear right on to Route 57 (Agawam/Southwick). Take Route 57 for 2 miles and leave the highway at the Route 75 (Agawam/West Springfield) exit. At the traffic light, take a left on to Route 75 South. After traveling on Route 75 for 6.2 miles, you’ll see Suffield Academy on your right across from the town green. The YPI registration table is located in Kotchen Quad, at the last left-hand turn at the end of the campus. Turn left on perimeter road and follow the YPI signs. The Academy’s street address is 185 North Main Street.