• Activities

  • Aquatics

    Campers play and learn in the pool twice a day, with lessons followed by free swim periods. It is the heart of our camper’s fun days. We test to determine their overall swimming ability and place each camper in classes based on skill level. Five lifeguards, all certified in Lifesaving, CPR and First Aid, are on staff at the pool.

  • Bike Riding

    LifeCamp has bikes and beautiful, quiet places to ride. We test campers for their skill levels, teaching basic safety, and we share rides of varying lengths. Those not yet adept at riding a two-wheeler receive individualized instruction.

  • Chess/Strategy Games

    Campers learn the basics of chess and enjoy the challenge of playing matches and developing strategies that also apply to general problem solving. We stress logic and sportsmanship. Campers also can try a wide variety of puzzles and mind games.

  • Drama

    We design drama classes for fun and to build self-awareness. Campers can join them daily at age eight and older. They develop confidence in public speaking, improve their writing, and learn how to communicate their feelings about their lives in a positive way.

  • Music

    Campers learn about a variety of musical styles. LifeCamp exposes them to everything from show tunes to African and Latin rhythms. Campers can sing with groups or practice and perform individually. In addition, they produce and record their own music.

  • Nature

    Campers enjoy nature’s wonders on LifeCamp’s 90-acre campus. We also learn about nature and the environment, often using as our classroom the Lamington River, which flows through the camp property. We share our respect for nature with every camper.

  • Reading

    Campers practice basic reading and writing skills. We work with them to develop and reinforce important language skills to get ready for school in the fall.

  • Ropes Course

    LifeCamp’s ropes course gives campers the opportunity to work as a group to solve a variety of problems posed by our specialists. The course includes thirteen stations for cooperative learning, including several low rope stations, a wall, islands, and tires. Campers learn to support each other, both physically and mentally, as they approach each challenge.

  • Values

    Each week, selected older campers spend time each day discussing their short- and long-term goals. Campers are put in hypothetical (but very real) situations that they may face in the future. They are asked to solve a dilemma both individually and as a group by weighing the risk versus reward factor and considering the immediate and long-term consequences of their actions.