LifeCamp (a 501(c)(3) organization) provides an enriching summer day camp experience for ~300 Newark area youths per day for six weeks during the months of July and August. Campers are between the ages of 6 and 13, and come from the greater Newark public school system as well as from Newark Charter School Programs (KIPP, Philip's, North Star, Link, Newark Legacy and New Horizon).
The LifeCamp campus is located on 90 acres of open fields, rolling hills, woodlands and fronts on the Lamington River. The campus is an effective teaching environment that makes learning enjoyable by providing experiential and contextual learning linked to the camp's curriculum.
The Life Farm in Pottersville was first opened 93 years ago in 1923, and we continue to provide children from Newark with an enriching summer program in an unique country setting.
It’s time once again for the Annual LifeCamp Holiday Party! Transportation will be provided from Newark for campers but space is limited. RSVP today...we hope to see you on Saturday, December 17 in Pottersville!
Akbar Cook doesn't want this story to be about him.
Sorry, Mr. Cook. I can't do that.
You're hard to ignore when you've managed to keep 80 to 100 young people off the streets on which you grew up in Newark's West Ward.
On Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 25, nearly 70 Pfizer volunteers traveled to Pottersville, NJ to spruce up our campgrounds. Volunteers built and stained picnic tables, painted sheds, completed gardening projects and created welcome mosaics for the campers to enjoy when they arrive in July. We had two fabulous days of generous volunteers and are so grateful for their time and support of [...]