It's not just a place,
It's a state of mind

WHO WE ARE

At its core, YPI is an annual retreat, a home base, a welcoming environment for the curious mind.

YPI is a place for inquisitive young people like you. It’s a place for those whose interests in the written, visual, and performance arts set them apart in their school system. It’s a cooperative learning environment for young people where creative expression is the ultimate goal.

The two-week-long YPI summer camp was founded in 1981 and is housed at the Suffield Academy in Suffield, Connecticut. YPI exists to create a safe and inspirational environment where young people, ages 10-18 of diverse backgrounds and skill levels, can feel free to create, explore, grow, and share their talents under the thoughtful guidance of professional artists and caring staff.

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NOT YOUR AVERAGE ARTS CAMP

We Inspire Passion

Maybe it’s a paintbrush or a microphone, a camera or a pen. Maybe it’s movement and dance or music and lyrics. Maybe it’s even a mix of all these and more. Whatever your medium is, YPI is a place to explore, expand, and engage with your artistic passion.

We Build Confidence

Creative expression is the ultimate goal. YPI provides the space to explore and expand your creativity with access to professional artists who may help guide the careers of campers as they mature.

We Strengthen Friendships

Outside of the workshops, your engagement with fellow campers from all walks of life creates an inclusive, sharing community where we can all learn from each other in a holistic way as both artists and people. Your YPI journey will develop skills and friendships that you can take with you to the classroom and beyond.

IMPACT STORIES

Thanks for the amazing formative experience you and YPI provided me all those years ago!  I still remember it fondly, and I know it contributed to my development as a writer and an artist.

Scott Griffith, YPI Alum

YPI is such a wonderful place and Quinn is so happy there!

Julie Olsen, YPI Parent

SUPPORT US AND CHANGE THE COURSE OF A CHILD'S LIFE TODAY!

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