- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Session Start: August
- Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks
- Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Performing & Visual Arts
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
YPI Summer Camp for the Creative Arts is a two-week, coed, residential program for young people ages 10-18 who wish to explore with Master Teachers their passion for writing and the visual and performing arts.
Founded in 1981 and housed at the Suffield Academy in Suffield, Connecticut, YPI, Inc. (formerly the Young People’s Institute) is a two-week long co-educational residential summer camp for the creative arts. YPI exists to create a safe and inspirational environment where children 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.
YPI seeks to produce an environment of cooperative learning for the young people it serves. Workshops are offered in Photography (digital and darkroom), Multimedia Visual Arts, Writing, Musical Theater, Acting, Dance, and Songwriting. YPI is not just a place, it's a state of mind."