• 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. Since 1923, we have hosted urban young people on 90 acres of rural countryside on the Lamington River, with fields, forest, a large swimming pool, and classrooms. Campers learn swimming and biking, sports, social and computer skills, music, and life values, among other subjects. Camp lasts six weeks each July and August, with three two-week sessions for about 300 young people ages 6 to 13. Campers come from public schools and charter school programs in greater Newark (including KIPP, Philip's, North Star, Link, Newark Legacy and New Horizon). Tuition is held to a minimum by the support of our generous donors (LifeCamp is a tax-free, 501(c)(3) organization).

  • At LifeCamp, we are celebrating 100 years of joy, learning, and opportunity. In 1923, urban young people began coming to our campus in Pottersville for an overnight camp to get away from city streets, gain independence and positive values, and strengthen their preparation for school in the fall. LifeCamp pioneered outdoor education. Research that started here drove a national movement helping kids by getting them outdoors. Today, that movement continues in Pottersville, with new generations being taught by camper alumni who first came to camp decades ago. Our family of campers, counselors, staff, supporters, and donors all stand on the shoulders of those who came before us here on the shores of the Lamington River. And we look forward to another century, and thousands more lives LifeCamp will change with the magic that happens here. Join us in celebrating that magic, and getting ready for many joyful summers to come.

  • News & Events

    Application Links!

    March 24, 2023

    2023 Camper Registration – Register HERE       

    2023 Staff Application – Register HERE             

    2023 Volunteer [...]

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    The days are getting warmer, and the kids are getting excited, but nothing makes LifeCamp better than the staff that makes our camp a family.

    We hope you will share your talents in Pottersville this summer.

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    Camper Applications are Open!

    February 10, 2023

    We are looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces in Pottersville this summer. The camper application is open. If you are a returning camper, please log into your account and select "Register for Camp" from the drop-down menu. If you are coming to LifeCamp for the first time, please use the link HERE. The first day of camp is July 3 (no camp on the 4th). The last day of camp is August [...]

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    Plans are underway for another terrific year of camp and celebratory events all year long. There is something for every member of our LifeCamp family including: Raising a glass and awareness at the Wine Tasting on April 2nd at Cree Wine Company. Heading to Mooreland Farm for the Essex Horse Trials and Peter Chessen Memorial Car Show June 3rd and 4th. Bluegrass and [...]

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