Founder of Hamptons Art Camp & Outreach
Marit is a licensed master social worker (LMSW) and holds a Master’s degree in Advanced Clinical Social Work from Columbia University. She has experience using art as a means to further communication and social skills in children. Seeking to offer the amazing benefits of art to children in the Hamptons, she decided to start Hamptons Art Camp, which offers a fun and educational summer camp experience to children from all economic backgrounds.
After seeing how many children in the community lacked basic necessities, Marit added on an outreach program. Today, Hamptons Art Camp & Outreach provides backpacks filled with school and art supplies, winter coats and boots, sneakers, tutoring services, art workshops, food, an annual Halloween party for underserved children at a childcare center, holiday presents, fun outings and many other services.
At the onset of COVID-19, Marit spearheaded a program that provides food for people in need and help support local restaurants. The program feeds hundreds of families weekly.
Marit has been involved in the Girl Scouts for the past 8 years and has been a recipient of the Excellent Leadership Award by the Girl Scouts Board of Trustees for the past three years. Marit currently leads a Girl Scout Troop on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation with 10 lovely Native girls. Marit has two children of her own and has spearheaded many local initiatives that benefit underprivileged children.