• 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

    Former camper and current LifeCamp Program Director Akbar Cook has been in the news lately. Perhaps you have heard about the principal in Newark who is combatting bullying and chronic absenteeism with soap - laundry soap. He is also the leader behind Lights On - a program for at risk young men and women. Mr. Cook and many of his team - are educators during the school year, program specialists [...]

    Read more

    We are so grateful to for the ability to provide 300 children from greater Newark with 30 days of academic, artistic and athletic programming for 30 days a year. Under direction of the Eddie Franz and his team. LifeCamp has become an outstanding summer experience for hundreds of Newark's children each summer. We hope that you will consider making a donation in the month of October in honor. Many [...]

    Read more

    Gallagher Gives 2018

    June 11, 2018

    A team of Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. employees, led by Donna Romao, volunteered at LifeCamp for the second year in a row. The group worked hard, cleaning and painting buildings around camp in preparation of our June 25th opening. We would like to thank everyone for coming out to camp to help get it ready for the kids!

    Read more

    On Saturday, January 27th, the Essex Hunt Club in Peapack New Jersey hosted Kyle Palmieri and eight of some of the Devils Alumni’s greatest players for two events. The Alumni included Jim Dowd, Colin White, Bruce Driver, Scott Stevens, Ken Danyeko, Marek Zidlicky, Tommy Albelin and Grant Marshall. The Alum and Kyle Palmieri ran two 45-minute clinics for Squirts, PeeWee and U-12 Girl [...]

    Read more

    We are so grateful to Eddie Franz for being our Camp Director for the last 30 years. Under his direction LifeCamp has become an outstanding summer experience for hundreds of Newark's children each summer. We hope that you will consider making a donation in the month of October in his honor. Many thanks [...]

    Read more