• 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.

  • 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

    We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday night (starting at 6:00) at LifeCamp. Dress code is Cocktail & Cowboy Boots (or party clothes, no ties necessary and footwear suitable for camp). We will have valet, but please dress for the weather (the walk on the path up to the tent). This is a party 100 years in the making, and we are so grateful to everyone for [...]

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    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.

    Apply Here

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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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