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YPI is lifechanging. But don’t take our word for it. Hear what former campers and parents of campers have to say about this incredible experience!

Find compassion and encouragement.

First of all: Thank you.

It's taken me 15 years since leaving YPI to even realize that, at the time, love was what I needed, that love is what I wanted ... and that love is what you gave me. It was a true love, one that families ought to provide one another. I write this with tears in my eyes: YPI very well might have been my first family.

Thank you for showing me warmth and compassion and encouragement and acceptance when you didn't need to. Thank you for providing those things even when I didn't accept them. Thank you for seeing whatever you saw in me. 

-Bob Weisz, YPI Alum

A gift of love, confidence, and fearlessness.

Being at an arts camp where it’s okay to miss a note or drop a line made me realize that people will still be behind me when I am on stage and in my life. I have gotten the confidence to step up for what I believe in. I am now not as afraid to say what I think. 

Without this gift of love, confidence, and fearlessness, I would not be where I am today. I think that these qualities are the most valuable gifts I have ever received in my life. It has made me into the butterfly I had always wanted to become.

-Julie Maynard, YPI Alumna

Memories that last a lifetime.

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

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