• 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 95 years ago in 1923, and we continue to provide children from Newark with an enriching summer program in an unique country setting.

    Please watch the LifeCamp video to the left.

  • News & Events

    by Nadir Simmons
    Edited by Kathryn Franz

    I have nine dogs in Florida. Their names are Debo, Koko, Tiger, Tiny, Sugar, Princess, D.O.G., Star, and Barny--they are my babies. Six have homes three don’t have homes.  

    I love these dogs because they remind me of Cloud--my old dog. I yelled at my dad about it recently, because it still hurts when[...]

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    An email will go out on Monday afternoon with links to Tuesday's programs and Wednesday afternoonfor Thursday's programs. (This will be the same all four weeks). You can also access the links via our website www.greaternewarklifecamp.org. You do not need to register (unless you would like to receive the weekly emails with links to programming) or pay for any of our [...]

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    Journalism

    July 1, 2020

    Miss Franz, LifeCamp Reading Specialist, will work with campers this July, during our virtual camp season, to publish our online newspaper, The LifeCamp Times. Campers participating in LifeCamp Times are encouraged (but not required) to submit a breaking news story about any topic of their choice to Miss Franz by Friday of Weeks 2, 3 and 4 of Virtual LifeCamp. Articles will be[...]

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    Mr. Franz, the director of LifeCamp is an experienced high school teacher, coach and guidance counselor and during his tenure at LifeCamp has taught a class known as "Values" to many of our older campers. Mr. Franz would like to continue that tradition this summer. The focus of this summer's class will be on how to build resilience in a time of great challenges to our society brought on by the [...]

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    COVID-19 UPDATE

    April 14, 2020

    It is with a heavy heart that we must share the disappointing news that LifeCamp will not operate this summer. After much deliberation by the Board and staff, it became clear that we could not ensure the health and safety of our campers and staff. The logistics involved in transporting campers to and from Pottersville to spend the day in the company of more than 450 campers and counselors make [...]

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