"ITI was definitely one of the greatest experiences of my life. I learned a lot about myself and it equipped me to be a better leader. I can't wait to take what I gained from ITI to the clubs and organizations I'm involved with in my community."


Jenn M.

ITI Participant


"ITI was one of the best experiences of my life!

 Coming to ITI is one of the most eye opening team leadership experiences you or anyone could ever have!"


Stephanie G,

ITI Participant


"Thank you ITI! I had a blast and will never forget what I experienced and learned :)"


Abigail M.

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July 22, 2010


"I learned so many new things. It was so much fun."


Rebekah S.

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July 17, 2010


"I attended ITI in the 80s and it was LIFE CHANGING for me! So glad to see it is still a great institution going strong!"


Ginger L.

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May 18, 2011



Commending Indiana Teen Institute

The Indiana Teen Institute has received national recognition awards from the Adirondack Prevention Research group of New York, a research organization that specializes in evaluating youth leadership and prevention programs.

The Adirondack Prevention Research Group noted that ITI has consistently demonstrated outstanding effectiveness, not only in substance abuse prevention, but also in promoting and sustaining positive prevention and leadership values.


"Outstanding Effectiveness"

Vincennes is approximately 55 miles south of Terre Haute and 50 miles north of Evansville on US 41. From 41, take the 6th Street exit. Travel 1.3 miles and turn right at E. St. Clair Street. Continue a few blocks and turn left on 1st Street. Look for the ITI signs!

Our  summer programs are held on the beautiful campus of Vincennes University. Participants reside in air conditioned, Vigo Residence Hall.


Vincennes University

ITI summer leadership programs provide a dynamic and fun way for participants to learn new skills, meet new friends and become motivated to create positive changes in Hoosier schools and communities.

A combination of hands-on workshops, team building initiatives, recreational activities, plenary sessions and small group discussions synergize the process. Participants work with ITI’s experienced facilitation team to learn how to more effectively lead and work together to promote civic engagement and voluntarism.

Each day at ITI, there is time for team action planning, personal leadership reflection, networking, knowledge & skill building, social interaction and a whole lot of FUN. ITI’s award winning leadership camps are designed for highly motivated, active participants who have exhibited strong leadership potential.

Program Overview

ITI is honored to have welcomed thousands of participants to its summer camps since 1984. In addition, hundreds more have served as volunteer staff and/or facilitators.

ITI facilitators and participants have been privileged throughout the years to have learned from a number of well respected leaders in the field of experiential education. Included among those we've welcomed to Indiana are Karl Rohnke, Jim Grout, Sam Sikes, Dr. Chris Cavert, Kenya & Gabriela Masala and Faith Evans.


The first ITI event took place in the Fall of 1983. A weekend mini-Teen Institute was held at Center Grove High School involving students from Center Grove, Carmel, Howe. Among the core group of ITI founders were Walt Aldorisio, Emily Wade, Marilyn Basset and Vince Failla.


1984 -  The first ITI summer session was held at DePauw University.

1991 - ITI begins hosting two summer sessions.

1994 - Vincennes University becomes the new host site for ITI camps.

2000 - ITI becomes an affiliate program of Vincennes University.


Indiana Teen Institute

5190 N. High School Road

Indianapolis, Indiana 46254



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