• 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

    The fun begins Monday, June 24th and goes until Friday, August 2nd. A Family Orientation has been scheduled for Saturday, June 22nd at LifeCamp (bus transportation will be provided from Newark to camp). Following Family Orientation, campers and their guests are invited for lunch and an afternoon of fun at the nearby Essex Horse Trials (details will be sent out in early June). Register Here [...]

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    Winter Classic 2019

    January 14, 2019
    Winter Classic 2019

    Please bring your family and friends for the third annual Winter Classic. Some of the NJ Devils Alumni will team up with some members of the Essex Hunt Club for a Pond Hockey Tournament to benefit LifeCamp. We would love to have you join us as our guests for some hockey and a cocktail. A light buffet to follow the last game. The tournament will take place on Sunday, January 20th from 6:00 PM [...]

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    LifeCamp Holiday Party 2018

    December 18, 2018

    Many thanks to everyone who came out to camp on Saturday the 15th for our annual holiday party! We celebrated the season with campers, friends and Santa. Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season!

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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