• Parents FAQ

    • When is camp?

      LifeCamp runs for six weeks, starting July 5, 2016 and concluding August 12, 2016.

    • Where is camp?

      LifeCamp is held on a 90+ acre campus in rural Pottersville, NJ in Hunterdon County, approximately 45 minutes from Newark by bus.

    • How do campers get to Pottersville?

      All campers take bus transportation from the Newark to camp and back to Newark at the end of the day.

    • What time is drop off and pick up?

      Buses will depart at 8:15 and return about 4:45 pm, depending on traffic. Campers may be dropped off between 7:30 am and 8 am and picked up no later than 6pm.

    • What is the cost per week?

      The LifeCamp weekly fee is $75 per camper. The fee is all inclusive - transportation to and from Newark, breakfast & lunch, two LifeCamp t-shirts.

    • Do I need to pay for all weeks upfront?

      Registration for LifeCamp is taken on a rolling basis, and you can register for as many weeks as you want. However, your child is not officially registered for a week until we have received payment for that week. Payment must be received at least one week in advance of attendance at camp. Payment, in the form of a money order must be mailed to the LifeCamp office, 310 South Street 4th Floor, Morristown, NJ 07960. An online payment option will be available for camp summer 2016 – for all weeks, except the initial deposit.

    • Registration Dates:

      Returning campers and their siblings may register on or after February 1, 2016.
      First time campers’ registration opens March 1, 2016.

    • Paperwork:

      It is essential that we have all the required documents regarding your child’s health history on file, so that we are in compliance with state and county officials. This means the physical examination form and the immunization history, both completed and signed by your child’s doctor. Please make sure all paperwork has been signed by you as well. Your child will not be allowed on the bus for camp until all paperwork has been properly submitted. Your initial registration confirmation indicated if you were missing any paperwork. If you have any questions about paperwork, please call me immediately at 973-867-3213 or email Kathy Cree at kcree.lifecamp@gmail.com, so we can resolve any issues before the start of camp.

    • Attire/what to bring:

      Campers are primarily outdoors and active while at LifeCamp. Recommended attire is: sneakers, shorts or lightweight pants, T-shirt (we will give your camper two shirts after their first day), bathing suit, swim cap, towel, and shower shoes/flip flops or water shoes for the pool area and wading in the Black River. Campers may carry a water bottle. We recommend that campers do not wear sandals as it will impair their ability to participate fully in many activities. We recommend that you write your camper’s name on clothing and bags that they bring with them to camp.

    • What not to bring:

      No candy, no electronic devices such as iPod, and no cell phones. Your children should become fully immersed in their LifeCamp experience, which they will not do if they are focused on their electronics. Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark and LifeCamp will not be responsible if these items are lost or stolen.