Social Worker Marit Molin founded Hamptons Art Camp to provide underserved youth living in the Hamptons with a summer camp experience. Hamptons Art Camp opened its doors in 2018 to an economically diverse group of children who spent the summer painting, sewing, building things, and engaging in community service projects.
Hamptons Art Camp continued supporting underserved youth through the school year, providing enrichment and necessities like school supplies, winter coats, and even prom dresses for teenage girls in Bridgehampton High School. By the summer of 2019, the camp grew, as did the mission of Hamptons Art Camp, which now included arts programing and empowerment activities for girls living on the Shinnecock Reservation.
With the onset of the Covid-19 crisis, Hamptons Art Camp started an aggressive outreach program that connected struggling restaurants with food-insecure communities—delivering prepared meals weekly and 1000 lbs of produce each week to the Shinnecock Reservation. We also provided necessities to the elderly, groceries to childcare centers, and art kits and cookies to children of hospital workers, and more.
Our outreach's success has brought us attention and generous support. We are proud and excited to announce that we are once again expanding our mission. This fall, Hamptons Art Camp and Outreach became Hamptons Community Outreach. In addition to supporting underserved youth, Hamptons Community Outreach will provide crisis intervention, enrichment services, mental health support, and increased involvement with underserved populations living on the Shinnecock Reservation.
Hamptons Community Outreach seeks to support an inclusive Hamptons community that makes sure all youth are creatively and academically engaged while also addressing our most vulnerable individuals’ and families’ basic physical and emotional needs.