Cari Kosins, Director
[email protected]; (212) 477-5316 x207
Kathleen Redmond, Associate Director
[email protected]; (212) 477-5316 x506
Lisa Korchma, Registrar
[email protected]; (212) 477-5316 x293
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are and allows us to identify you. It includes information such as your name, address, zip/postal codes, telephone number, organization name if applicable, e-mail address, etc.
We collect such personal information only when voluntarily and knowingly submitted by a visitor. You do not have to provide personal information to use our website. You can have general access to our Site and browse pages describing our organization without providing any personal information or being required to register at our Site. However, you may not be able to access all parts of our Site or interact with us online without supplying personal information.
If you choose to register, whether by telephone, postal mail, or this Site, you will be asked to provide your contact information (such as your name, postal address, telephone numbers and/or email address) and financial information (such as credit card numbers) in connection with your use of such services. Online registrations are processed by a third party service provider and you should read the section below entitled “Links and Third Party Web Sites” and familiarize yourself with the privacy terms of all such non-LREI sites before using them.
Use of Information
We do not disclose any of your Personally Identifiable Information to anyone, other than to our affiliates, except as permitted by law, such as to our attorneys, and certain service providers, such as third-party web site hosts or delivery services. We disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to a third party only for the following reasons:
• If you direct us to do so;
• If required to do so (i) by law, (ii) in connection with any government or regulatory authority request or investigation, or (iii) to protect the rights, property, or safety of Summers at LREI, LREI, its users, customers, or the public.
• To process registrations via our third party service provider in order to verify and process your credit card and to confirm payment from the card-issuing bank.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”). COPPA requires that web site operators never knowingly request Personally Identifiable Information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting verifiable parental consent.
In accordance with COPPA, we do not knowingly collect any Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. We recommend that no one under the age of 18 submit personally identifiable information to our Site. In the event that we determine that a user of this Site is under the age of 13, we will not maintain or use his or her personally identifiable information.
Links and Third Party Web Sites
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We are very concerned with the safety and security of your sessions on our Site, the information you provide us online, and any transactions you conduct with us online. We have implemented and maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards consistent with industry standard protocol to help guard your nonpublic personal information, including to protect against the loss, misuse, interception, access and alteration of information you send us. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those of our employees and our agents who need to know the information to enable us to provide our services to you and we emphasize to them the importance of maintaining the security, confidentiality and integrity of your personal information.
In order to most efficiently serve you, credit card transactions are handled by established third party banking and processing agents. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information and to process your order.
How to Opt Out of Future Communications
You may opt out of having your contact information as part of our mailing list by contacting us at 212-477-5316.
Contacting the Web Manager
This camp is licensed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and is inspected twice yearly. The inspection reports are filed at the Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation located at 253 Broadway, 12th Floor, CN 59A, New York, NY 10007.
Little Red Summer Camp
196 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
272 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10014
A, C, E, D, F, or V to the West 4th Street Station or 1 to Houston Street
LREI’s Elisabeth Irwin High School
40 Charlton Street
New York, NY 10014
Located between Sixth Avenue and Varick Street on Charlton Street.
1 to Houston Street or C or E train to Spring Street
Thompson Street Gym
145 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10014
1 to Houston Street or C or E train to Spring Street
Indoor activities are held in the classrooms, art rooms, reading room, woodworking shop, computer lab, and cafeteria of LREI. Indoor spaces are air-conditioned and brightly lit.
Physical arts activities take place in the Lower/Middle School Performing and Physical Arts Space, Lower/Middle School Auditorium, Music Room, LREI’s High School gymnasium, LREI’s High School Performing Arts Space, and the Thompson Street Gym.
For outdoor activities, we use our rubberized rooftop playground, Downing Street Playground, Houston Street Park, Veusvio Playground, and Carmine Street Playground.
Transportation on field trips is by private air-conditioned bus, equipped with a bathroom. For travel over 30 minutes, an age-appropriate video maybe shown, such as an episode of Winnie the Pooh or Arthur for ages four-six and Wallace and Grommit or Toy Story for ages seven and up.
Safety is our first priority, no matter what activity children are engaged in or where we are. In addition to having a certified Health Director on site, all of our Head and Associate Counselors are CPR and First Aid certified. We bring water, first aid supplies, an emergency contact list, cell phones and walkie talkies to all parks and field trips away from the LREI campus.
We strive to meet the needs of all children. If your child takes medication, is physically challenged, or has special health needs, please let us know when submitting registration and medical forms so that we can make plans to accommodate them in the most appropriate way possible.
Download the required forms here:
Camp Medication Form (Optional): If you would like for our Health Director to be able to administer over the counter or prescribed medication to your child during the camp day, please fill out and sign this form and email to Ava at [email protected] by June 3rd. *Please note that prescription medication requires a signature from your Health Care Provider.
If your child requires a SEIT this summer, download the SEIT Form and email it to [email protected] no later than May 15th, 2019. We cannot accommodate SEITs without prior notice and receipt of form. Please note that we only allow one SEIT per Homegroup and we reserve the right to place your child in a different Homegroup based on availability.
Download our SEIT form here: SEIT Form (PDF)
Summers at LREI Attention: Health Forms 272 Sixth Avenue New York, NY 10014
Children in Summers at LREI come from public and independent schools across the New York City area, as well as from other states and countries.
Roughly 90% of the children in our programs attend schools other than LREI during the year. Our goal is to create a safe environment where children can form new friendships and feel themselves to be part of a camp community. We welcome a diverse population, including children who are visiting the United States and those who have specific needs that we are equipped to accommodate.
All teachers on the camp staff have experience with and a genuine love for working with children. Some are full-time teachers at LREI or other independent schools. Some are Associate teachers or teachers from the Afterschool program at LREI. Others are professional visual artists, actors, musicians, and dancers who have years of experience sharing their creativity with children. Nearly 80% of the Head Counselors in Little Red Summer Camp are returning teachers.
At Summers at LREI we pride ourselves on providing nourishing, healthy, balanced meals to children. We believe that what and how a child eats at camp directly impacts their experience during the camp day. Our menu includes as many organic and locally-sourced items as possible. Please note that we do not offer any fruits or vegetables on the “dirty dozen”* list unless they are organic. We do not use any artificial colors or preservatives in our foods.
We know that many children are selective eaters, which is why we offer so many choices. Whether it is daily par-baked baguettes with soy nut butter or organic jam, hard-boiled eggs, chickpeas, organic carrot and celery sticks, organic strawberries and melon, turkey slices, sliced cheese, and other rotating options. In addition, children have numerous hot entree options, such as tacos with choice of filling, pasta with option of sauces, and hot sides such as steamed organic broccoli, organic collard greens, organic sweet plantains, etc. Our variety of choices of food at camp, allow us to easily accommodate a wide variety of diets, including vegetarian and vegan.
* “Dirty dozen” foods are considered the highest in pesticide residues when they are grown with conventional (non-organic) methods. We will only offer these foods if they are organic: peach, apple, bell pepper, celery, nectarine, strawberries, kale, lettuce, grapes (imported), carrot, pear.
Organic mixed greens: mesclun, spinach; Salad dressings — ranch, blue cheese, balsamic vinegar and olive oil; organic crumbled feta cheese; organic carrot and celery sticks; plain pasta noodles; organic boiled egg; Tofutti sour cream (on taco day); regular sour cream (on taco day); organic small cherry tomatoes; organic vanilla yogurt; organic soy yogurt; berries: rasperries, blueberries, strawberries
Boars Head american, muenster and white cheddar slices
Boar’s Head low salt, skinless turkey and salami cold cut slices
Homemade bread slices
Soy nut butter, butter, jam
Our Counselors guide children to include a wide variety of colors on their plate, thereby encouraging them to eat lots of fruits, vegetables, proteins, and grains. This message is reinforced daily to campers during Morning Meeting as well as during lunch time.
Snack is provided at specific times throughout the day and includes organic whole organic fruit– apples, bananas, grapes, peaches, raisins, in addition to organic applesauce (no added sugar), and carbohydrates– organic baked cheese crackers, organic popcorn and popcorners, pretzel rods, saltines, and cheerios.
Dessert at camp? Hold the phone, we do not offer your average sugary concoction at camp! In the afternoons, campers are offered a low sugar, locally-produced cool treat. We serve Chloe’s small-sized fruit pops. For more details about Chloe’s pops, click here.
Friday Field Trips
Each Friday, campers are asked to bring bag lunches that do not contain nut or seed products and do not include glass containers. Homegroup teachers distribute camp-provided snack and water to campers throughout the trip.
Nut and Seed Policy
Summers at LREI is a nut and seed aware institution. We are proud to offer a safe environment for children with often life-threatening food allergies. We ask that no outside nut or seed products are brought into the school or in bag lunches on Field Trips. Please click Nut_and_Seed-free_Lunch_Ideas for great nut and seed-free options.
Summers at LREI 2020 dates are as follows:
Session 1: June 22nd – July 3rd (no camp July 3rd)
Session 2: July 6th – July 17th
Session 3: July 20th – July 31st
Early Registration for returning families: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 12 pm; Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 12 pm
General Registration for all families: Monday, February 3, 2020 at 12 pm
Choice Class Registration: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 12 pm
May 15th – SEIT Forms due (submit to [email protected]).
June 1st: Health Forms due (submit to [email protected]).
June 1st: NO refunds after this date.