Privacy Policy

Summers at LREI Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets forth the policies of Little Red School House & Elizabeth Irwin High School (“LREI”) with respect to nonpublic personal information you provide to us through this Summers at LREI web site (the “Site”) regarding the Summers at LREI program (“Summers at LREI”).  These policies may be changed at any time, in which case the revised Privacy Policy will apply to information collected after the date the Privacy Policy is changed and posted.  By using our Site, you consent to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, and you agree to the collection and use of your information by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy you may choose not to use our website or registration form.

Our Policy
We recognize the value of your privacy and appreciate concerns you may have about information you provide to us when you visit us online and how we treat that information.  We encourage you to read this entire Privacy Policy as it sets forth our policies with respect to personal information you provide us through our Site.  Other privacy practices may apply to information you provide to us through other channels.

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 will use the Personally Identifiable Information you submit (i) to respond to your inquiries; (ii) to notify you in connection with your request for services; (iii) to process registrations for Summers at LREI; (iv) to contact you with relevant information regarding LREI and Summers at LREI; (v) to inform you of future Summers at LREI programs and of other communications that may interest you; and (vi) as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

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
This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by the Site.  The Site contains hyperlinks or “links” to other sites, including access to content, products and services of our affiliated and non-affiliated sites. We are not responsible for the data collection, privacy and information sharing policies and procedures or the content of such web sites.  This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this Site.   For example, online registrations for Summers at LREI are facilitated by our non-affiliated partner, M&T Bank. When you follow links to register, you will be linked to M&T Bank’s web site, which is subject to separate privacy and other terms and conditions.  Web sites linking to and from this Site may have different privacy practices from the ones described here.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual.  We gather certain information about you based upon your usage of our website in several ways.  For example, this information may include the Website’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your IP address.  Collecting IP addresses is standard practice on the Internet, and is done automatically by many websites. We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to gather broad demographic information, and to monitor the level of activity on our site.

Visitors to our Site should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by our Site through the use of “cookies.”  “Cookies” are small pieces of data sent to your computer browser from our web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive.  The data identifies you as a unique user and facilitates your ongoing access to and use of the Site.  Cookies are used by us to recognize repeat visitors, frequency of visitor use, store user preferences, and to track information and usage behavior.  By tracking user trends and patterns of how people search, we can better understand our user base.  This helps us deliver better and more personalized services, improve the content and administration of our Site, facilitate use of our Site by visitors and generally enhance your online experience when you visit our Site.  Cookies also help us to diagnose problems with our server.  We use “cookie” technology only to compile aggregate data about your visits to our Site and not to obtain personal information.  We may use this information to collect demographic information and develop statistics about our user base.  Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to block all cookies from being loaded onto your computer or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.  Please be aware, however, that refusing cookies can affect the performance of web sites and cause some parts of our Site to not function properly.

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
If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]


Parent Information Statement (DOH)

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

Location & Directions

Little Red Summer Camps:

Sixth Avenue Campus
Homegroups: ages 3.5-12 years

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

Charlton Street Campus
Specialty Camp:
Musical Theater Workshop: ages 9-13

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 Campus

Thompson Street Gym
145 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10014


1 to Houston Street or C or E train to Spring Street

Our Facilities

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.

Health Forms and Safety

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 Health Form

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 [email protected] by June 1st*Please note that prescription medication requires a signature from your Health Care Provider.

Allergy Action Plan: If  your child has allergies that could require medication (EpiPen, or Benadryl, etc) please be sure to fill out the Allergy Action Plan form and email to [email protected] by June 1st.

If your child requires a SEIT this summer, download the SEIT Form and email it to [email protected] no later than May 15th, 2024.  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)

Please email all forms to [email protected], fax to 212-677-9159 or mail to:

Summers at LREI 
Attention: Health Forms
272 Sixth Avenue 
New York, NY 10014

Who we are


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.

Lunch and Snack Menu

The Story of Our Food

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.

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Rainbow Plate
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.  

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.



2024 Dates to Remember

Summers at LREI 2024 dates are as follows:

Session 1: June 24th – July 5th (no camp July 4th)
Session 2: July 8th – July 19th 
Session 3: July 22nd – August 2nd

Early Registration for returning families: Monday, December 4, 2023 at 12 pm – Friday, December 8, 2023 at midnight
General Registration for all families: Thursday, February 1st, 2024 at 12 pm
Choice Class Registration: Monday, April 15, 2024 at 12 pm

May 16th – SEIT Forms due (submit to [email protected]).

June 1st: Health Forms due (submit to [email protected]).

June 1st:  NO refunds after this date.