• 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

    To the parents/guardians of registered LifeCamp campers:We look forward to welcoming your child to LifeCamp this summer!  We view it as a privilege to work with your child during his or her time at camp and we will do everything we can to make this a memorable and rewarding experience for your child. Below are details you need to know to ensure your child is ready for his/her experience at [...]

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    To download the form please click here.

    Please fax your medical forms to the office 973-540-0519. If you need a form, please contact Kathy@greaternewarklifecamp.org.

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    Camp will open Tuesday, July 6 and close Friday, August 6. Applications will open on Friday May 7 for campers and volunteers. If you have questions regarding volunteering, please contact Lisa Stafford by email Lisa@greaternewarklifecamp.org. We also have some staff positions open, if you are interested please contact Mr. Franz by email Efranz@MBS.net.

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    Camp 2021 Update

    April 15, 2021

    We hope that you and your family are well. We have missed seeing your kids swim, bike, read (and much more) in Pottersville. It is our intention to try to open LifeCamp this summer on Tuesday, July 6th and run for 5 weeks. The safety of our campers, their families, staff & volunteers is paramount. To that end, we have created a committee of advisors, trustees and outside [...]

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    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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