Fishers Island, New York

Morning Program is back again this summer, 

and some new projects too!


Morning Program registration will open on May 1st.

Happy April! 

The snow has gone and daffodils are here!

Want to learn how to save a life?
It's time to sign up for the June 30th CPR class!

Contact Courtney to register.


2021 Morning Program

The Morning Program is back for 2021!

We are planning to meet in person, for Fishers Island families to reconnect and play together.  The program will run weekdays 9 am-12 noon, July 5-August 13.  More information and registration will be available on May 1.



We will need lots of creative, energetic counselors to make the
Morning Program successful! 

Counselors must be 15 years old by July 5, 2021. 


14-year-olds may apply to be a volunteer Counselor-In-Training. 


Counselors must be CPR certified.  


If you are interested in applying to be a counselor for this summer, you may complete an application here.  


Questions about the Morning Program should be directed to Bonnie Benkard, Morning Program Director at





About IPP

The Island People’s Project was founded in 1967 as an educational day camp that met on the baseball field. Its principal mission was to unite year-round residents with the summer community. 

Today, 54 years later, thanks to your ongoing support IPP continues to run The Morning Program, the island’s only summer day program for all our children. Furthermore, thanks to your generosity, over the years we have been able to broaden our work.


With your help, today IPP is responsible for the care and oversight of Dock Beach and the baseball field, family-friendly holiday events such as the Fishers Island’s Fife & Drum July 4th Parade, the Halloween parade, and Easter celebration as well as the July and August Craft Fair, F.I. seniors’ dinner & cultural outings, and the House & Garden Tour.

Board Members

Jessica Doyle 

President & Annual Appeal


Meg Atkin 

Seasonal Events, Dock Beach

Margaret Benkard

Secretary, Annual Appeal, Design & Communications 


Philip Colbran

Legal Counsel

Chris Dollar

Arts & Crafts Fair

Meg DuPont

Community Garden Initiative

Polly Heeney

Treasurer, Senior outings

Courtney MacDonald

CPR training coordinator

Arabella Meyer

Wendy O’Neil

Dock beach

Elisabeth Parker

House and Garden tour 2020

Alex Pollack

House and Garden tour 2020

Bailey Sperry

Morning Program registration

Give to IPP

Please help support our programs and upkeep of our island's public gathering places, the ball field, and dock beach.  Any amount you can give is greatly appreciated.

Donating via PayPal through this site will be available soon. 


Island People's Project
Box 523
Fishers Island, NY 06390


Morning Program Director:




Questions about donations:


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