Lessons are conducted each day in the camp swimming pool, followed by free swim periods. Campers are tested to determine their overall swimming ability and are placed in classes based on skill level. Five lifeguards, all certified in Lifesaving, CPR and First Aid, are on staff at the pool.
Campers are taught basic safety, tested for skill level, and taken on rides of varying lengths. Those not yet adept at riding a two-wheeler are given individualized instruction.
Campers are introduced to the basics of chess and are challenged to play matches and develop strategies that apply to general problem solving. Logic and sportsmanship are stressed. Campers also have the opportunity to solve a wide variety of puzzles and mind games.
Designed for fun and self-awareness, drama classes are offered daily to campers age eight and older to help develop their confidence in public speaking, improve their writing and ability to communicate their feelings about their lives in a positive way.
Campers learn about a variety of musical styles and are exposed to everything from show tunes to African and Latin rhythms. Children participate in both individualizes and group singing activities. In addition, campers are producing and recording their own music on CDs.
LifeCamp’s 90 acre campus allows campers to experience a wide variety of nature’s wonders. Frequent use is made of the Black River, which flows through the camp property. Respect for the delicate balance of nature is the key concept of the program.
This program is designed to develop and reinforce the basic reading and writing skills of the campers.
LifeCamp contains a 13 station cooperative learning ropes course, which includes several low rope stations, a wall, islands and tires. The course allows campers the opportunity to work as a group to solve a variety of problems posed by our specialists. Campers learn to support each other, both physically and mentally, as they approach each challenge.
Each week, selected older campers spend time each day discussing their short- and long-term goals. Campers are put in hypothetical (but very real) situations that they may face in the future. They are asked to solve a dilemma both individually and as a group by weighing the risk versus reward factor, considering the immediate and long-term consequences of their action(s).
Feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions: Kathy@greaternewarklifecamp.org or (973) 867-3213
Address: 310 South Street 4th Floor Morristown, NJ 07960 Call: (973) 867-3213 Email: Kathy@greaternewarklifecamp.org