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.
Urban children attending the LifeCamp in Pottersville are getting hands-on lessons in river ecology this summer, thanks to a grant to the Raritan Headwaters Association from The North Face’s 2017 Explore Fund.
Last weekend was our Hoedown - a barbeque at LifeCamp with a bluegrass band, (the band is called Stonehearth). 2017 was the kickoff to the Nancy Plumeri Camper Fund. Nancy was a long time member of the LifeCamp board and had chaired the Hoedown for many years. She lost her battle with cancer this year, so the camper fund was established in her honor. All the proceeds of the Hoedown will go to the [...]