• 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.

  • Thank you to outgoing board chair Marshall McLean! We are so grateful to you for your dedication and enthusiasm.

    Marshall helped guide LifeCamp through our Centennial Year, a new Camp Director Search, several camp seasons, and events. He is personally responsible for brining Financial Literacy Day to camp and challenged several of his friends to run the Chicago Marathon to benefit the kids. That is truly Marshall’s style – always going the extra mile for the LifeCamp kids.

    We are pleased to share that Marshall will remain on the Board of Directors and that Curt Viebranz has assumed the position of Board Chair. Chapin During has graciously accepted the position of President. We are thankful and excited to start 2024 with such a talented leadership team.

    We are however sorry to share that long time trustee Mike Farrell has stepped down from the board. Over the years Mike (and former trustee Paul Sylvester) organized several golf outings, which raised funds necessary to get the kids to Pottersville. Mike also spearheaded several Hoedowns; perhaps you remember his amazing barbeque?

    Trustee John Fizer is also stepping down. We would like to thank him for his service to campers.

    At this time, we would also like to thank you, the members of the LifeCamp family. We are so grateful for all of you – supporters, volunteers, campers and their families, staff, and trustees. Our village is incredible, and we are looking forward to a bright 2024.

  • News & Events

    An evening of great food, friends, and music to help celebrate the kickoff of the 2024 camp season! Invitations to follow in the spring. Please note that camp is for kids, but the Hoedown is for the 21 and over crowd. The Holiday Party, which is for everyone, will be on Saturday, December 14th. Ho, ho, ho!

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    <strong>Camper Registration Applications are Open!</strong>

    We are busy planning lots of fun and hoping to see you 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.

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    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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