Through this initiative, the Endowment is allocating a total of $28.8 million for planning grants and program implementation grants.

As part of IYPC, the Endowment has provided funding to the American Camp Association to offer specialized resources, training and technical assistance, networking and community connection opportunities, consultation, and other support customized for the 35 colleges and universities that have chosen to participate in IYPC.

Through this initiative, IYPC institutions will have access to the national Camps on Campus kindred group. This community is a unique group of camps and professionals who run and operate youth programs on college and university campuses. Some IYPC institutions have provided youth programs in the past, and others are brand new to serving young people on college campuses, but both groups will gain access to ACA tools that will help them provide safe, fun, engaging, and high-quality youth programs on their campuses.  Details about each university’s camp can be found here.

Press and Media

We have compiled a list of media articles highlighting IYPC and the program that are participating in the initiative.

Community of Practice

The IYPC community meets bi-monthly to discuss best practices, share ideas and resources, and build community. If your program is a part of this initiative or you would like to join our conversation, email Christen Peterson at

Want to Learn More?

To learn more about the Indiana Youth Programs on Campus initiative, contact Christen Peterson at

To learn about Camps on Campus, contact Ruthi Hernandez at