• LifeCamp is a fun and educational summertime experience for children and teens from greater Newark, teaching skills for life and school, and supported by donations as a non-profit organization.

    The Life Camp movement began in 1887, when Life magazine editor John Amos Mitchell founded the “Life’s Fresh Air Fund”.

    In 1923, James Cox Brady opened the Life Farm on his land in Pottersville, New Jersey, to serve children from Newark.

    Our rural campus provides a unique setting for children to discover their talents and stretch their imaginations in a way few other summer camp programs can match.

    The young people who benefit come from urban backgrounds without other access to such an idyllic location.

    Fundraising keeps tuition affordable for these families, with 94 percent of all dollars raised going directly to services for campers.

    This video, "LIFECAMP - CENTENNIAL" was created by Awakened Films.

  • News & Events

    Camper Registration Applications are Closed

    Camper applications are now closed for the season. We hope to see you next summer.

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    2024 Hoedown

    June 17, 2024

    Saturday the 15th was spectacular in so many ways – great weather,  food, drink, music and most importantly – company!

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    2024 Essex Horse Trials

    June 15, 2024

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Essex Horse Trials! We are so grateful to be the beneficiary of your terrific event.  

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    Thank you to the Chesson Family for selecting LifeCamp as the beneficiary of the car show. It was a spectacular collection of cars, and owners who shared their love of automobiles with the kids.

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    We are thrilled to invite you and your family to the Essex Horse Trials and Peter Chesson Memorial Car Show on Sunday, July 2, immediately following Family Orientation. 

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