Fishers Island, New York

Hello, May! 

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

or the July 3rd CPR class!

Contact Courtney to register.

Tulips are coming up around the island. Send us your spring flower pictures, and we'll post them here! 


2021 Morning Program

The Morning Program is back for 2021!

The Morning Program will be back this summer! 
Registration is now open for all families. 


The Morning Program runs 9 am-12 noon, weekdays from 

July 5-August 13.  This year we are adding new outdoor programming in addition to many of our favorite activities, (Tie dye! Obstacle Courses!) and plenty of opportunities for Fishers Island families to reconnect.


IPP COVID protocols are still being developed and will be based on current guidelines from CDC and state/local authorities in consultation with IHP. They will be published prior to the start of each week, and clearly communicated to all families. 


Questions about the Morning Program should be directed

to Bonnie Benkard, Morning Program Director at morningprogram@islandpeoplesproject.com




Questions? Try our Morning Program Registration FAQ page

Bookmark our Morning Program Covid Protocol page
to stay current on our policies this summer.

Bucket & Spade

About IPP

With Community, For Community

Island Peoples Project creates opportunities and fosters connections for everyone on Fishers Island by providing cultural events, educational programs, and natural spaces throughout the year.

The Island Peoples 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.


Island Peoples Project
Box 523
Fishers Island, NY 06390


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