A new summer camp has been founded with the goal of teaching children local history and culture, with a portion of its proceeds dedicated to local charities.
Barefoot Kids is the brainchild of Victoria Kuss, who grew up among Long Island historians. The mother of two children recently returned from Ireland and founded the camp after being astonished at the loss in the local way of life here. Passionate about the area’s unique history, she created the camp as a blueprint that will not just take, but give back to the local community. Her goal is to make history come alive for children, while getting a new generation playing in neighborhoods all across the East End.
Topics of the summer program will be based on four subjects, historical events/people, art & literature, farming, and the sea. Children are exposed to a wide variety of activities, with the program serving as a platform to celebrate and bring together local individuals/groups.
In keeping with the idea of protecting and celebrating local culture, Barefoot Kids will be donating a portion of its proceeds to Save Sag Harbor, The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, The Peconic Land Trust, and the Peconic Baykeeper.
For more information visit www.thebarefootkids.com.