Fishers Island, New York

May 2022

It's time to sign up for Morning Program!

Check out the Morning Program page for more details,

or, go to the Morning Program FAQ page for info about how to register.


The Morning Program will run from

July 4th - August 12th 2022.​


Questions may be directed to

Children's Race

May News

IPP invites you to to join us at a “Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Course” next month, led by Jessica Hall (FIFD EMT, certified CPR instructor, and local English teacher!). 


The blended course (online and in-person sessions), is designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs first aid and/or CPR training and a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements such as childcare workers, teachers, and camp counselors. It is also ideal for parents, grandparents, and babysitters!


To register, or for more info, please contact Courtney MacDonald at 860-306-8276 or

Please note: the online portion must be completed prior to the in-person session on June 29.


Link to AHA eCourse:

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About IPP

With Community, For Community

Island People's 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 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

Elisabeth Parker 

Donor Relations, ICB representative

Margaret Benkard


Jeanine Behr Getz

Treasurer, Governance


Meg Atkin 

House & Garden Tour, July 4th Parade

Margaret Benkard

Design & Communications 

Lizzie Boswell



Philip Colbran

Legal Counsel, Governance

Sergiu Costea

Ball Field

Mere Doyen

Dock Beach, Halloween, Ski Club


Jessica Doyle

Donor Relations, Morning Program

Meg duPont

Annie Douthit

Dock beach


Liese Fritze Brown

Dock beach

Phoebe Davison Hunt

Craft Fair

Courtney MacDonald

CPR training coordinator


Adrienn Smith

Easter Egg Hunt, July 4th Parade


Bailey Sperry

Morning Program registration

Contact Us

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


Morning Program Director:




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