Frequently asked questions..
When should I enroll my child?
Space is very limited for our camp. Barefoot Kids strongly believes in the philosophy that children blossom in a personal, warm and friendly space. To preserve that unique environment, we strictly limit the number of students enrolled. TRAVEL DAYS WILL ONLY ENROLL 12 STUDENTS PER TRIP. We suggest you reserve your space as soon as possible, as we tend to sell out quickly!
Do you have sports?
Yes, but not the same organized sport played throughout the school year. Playing and experiencing neighborhood games has dropped dramatically, sometimes not being played at all! Our program focuses on bringing these back, getting kids active, and developing skills and sportsmanship that are so valuable on the sports field too!
What do you serve for lunch? Lunch cancelled for 2021 due to Covid precautions
Unfortunately we do not provide lunch at this time, but do work closely with local restaurants to create a varied menu for your child. You will be notified in May of options for lunch from our partners. We are a nut-free site. Please bring all lunch and snack items in well labeled personal bags. Due to Covid we will not allow children to share items, even in the same family.
Where are most of the children from?
Our children are typically from NY and the U.S.A, but we have students from Europe and Asia as well.
What does my child need to bring to camp?
We ask that all students wear a swimsuit under clothes to camp, bring plenty of sunscreen, water bottle, towel, healthy snack, and lunch. We also strongly suggest you have everything well labeled. Sunscreen will be left in our "sunscreen box" for reapplication during the day. Water stations are around the field to refill water bottles as needed. Covid 2021 precautions necessitate that children bring individual water bottles and cutlery to be stored in their own bags. We will not be providing items at this time.
What happens if it rains?
Light rain: That’s not a problem, Barefoot Kids get wet!! Children love being outdoors, and they’re designed to be outside, but more importantly, their bodies and minds need them to be there. We believe strongly that children should connect with nature, and total immersion promotes an important development for children on an emotional, physical, and mental level. We of course have shelter, but please talk to your children about this prior to joining the camp.
In the case of stronger weather: We will cancel via text and email by 7:30 am. Parents will be able to reschedule the day. Any lightening or thunder will bee an automatic closing of camp.
How many counselors are in your camp?
We have a camper to counselor ratio of 5:1 on main site, 4:1 max Garden Gnomes.
What are the camp hours?
Garden Gnomes 8:45 - 11:45pm, Main program 9 am-3 pm and the afternoon session is 1-3 pm.
COVID precautions will have scheduled drop off changes. We feel it's important for the kids to have the special moment with parents at drop off and pick up so we will rotate timing though groups.
Where are you located?
In Summer, we are very lucky to have a few acres right in the middle of Bridgehampton village. Along with the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, we have access to the beautiful NYS historically designated grounds of the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. Have you ever gone to the wonderful free evening lawn concerts the Chamber Festival provides? One of our free community movie nights in the summer? Yep, that's us! Leave your car in our private lot if you're heading into town for a workout or a quick bite. Many parents leave bikes or strollers on site, so feel free to walk or bike to camp and beat the traffic! It's our own little oasis right in the middle of town, but don't worry, most people say "I never realized this was here before!"
(We are not a religious camp) Our office is located in the Atrium building, next to Candy Kitchen.
Are campers allowed to have their videos and cell phone at camp?
Electronics and other valuables should be left at home. We recommend parents contact designated staff directly in case of emergency or just if plans change in any way.
What discounts do you offer?
We offer early bird, sibling, and various scholarships. Please contact the office for further details.
Not all discounts can be combined, please inquire for terms & conditions.
What happens if my child misses camp? Do you have make ups?
We are unique in that we offer make ups, as long as space allows. Unfortunately due to the popularity of Adventure and the limited seating available, we can't guarantee spaces for make ups. Seats are sold first come, first served in the travel program.
How does transportation work? Due to Covid precautions transportation is cancelled 2021 season
Unfortunately, due to traffic conditions and the timing of programs, we will provide transportation from central and convenient bus stops. Drivers will always text you before leaving, and if any traffic delays occur. Each van has GPS tagging and dual cameras, so contact is continual. You will have full access to the drivers information, and if you find you're running late or stuck, we'll try to help you out best we can. The office will reach out to confirm details and touch base in May, so make sure contact details are updated in the new season.
Bus stops*: Circle Beach, Long Beach, Mash Park, Gingerbread Lane Ext, Wainscott School, Sagaponack School, Mecox. * we can create additional stops. If groups of friends/families are requesting transportation together, we can help to organize specific stops to aid in convenience for families.
Please feel free to give us a call at 631-255-1911 or email to answer any questions.