• Parents FAQ

    • When is camp?

      LifeCamp runs for six weeks, starting July 3, 2023 (no camp on the 4th) and concluding August 11, 2023.

    • Where is camp?

      LifeCamp is held on our 90+ acre campus in rural Pottersville, New Jersey in Hunterdon County, approximately 45 minutes from Newark by bus.

    • How do campers get to Pottersville?

      All campers take bus transportation from Saint Benedict's Prep in Newark to camp and back to Saint Benedict's Prep in Newark at the end of the day.

    • What time is drop off and pick up?

      Drop off is from 7:30- to 8:00 am. Buses will depart at 8:15 am and return about 4:45 pm, depending on traffic. Campers must be picked up no later than 6:00 pm.

    • What is the cost per week?

      The LifeCamp weekly fee is $100 per camper. The fee is all inclusive - transportation to and from Newark, breakfast & lunch & snack, two LifeCamp t-shirts.

    • Do I need to pay for all weeks upfront?

      Registration for LifeCamp is taken on a rolling basis, in two-week sessions and you can register for as many sessions as you like. The deposit ($100) is the first week of camper fees. Fees may be paid over time, but must be paid in full prior to the start of camp.

    • Registration Dates:

      Returning campers and their siblings may register on or after February 1, 2023.
      First time campers’ registration opens March 1, 2023.

    • Paperwork:

      LifeCamp must have all the required documents regarding your child’s health history on file to comply with state and county law and regulations. For this reason, campers may not attend if paperwork has not been submitted. The physical examination form and the immunization history must both be completed and signed by your child’s doctor and signed by you as well.

      Your child will not be allowed on the bus for camp until all paperwork has been properly submitted.  If you have any questions about paperwork, please call Kathy Cree at 973-867-3213 or email Kathy@greaternewarklifecamp.org, so we can resolve any issues before the start of camp.

    • Attire/what to bring:

      Campers are primarily outdoors and active while at LifeCamp. Recommended attire is: sneakers, shorts or lightweight pants, T-shirt (we will give your camper two shirts their first day), bathing suit, swim cap, towel, and shower shoes/flip flops or water shoes for the pool area and wading in the Lamington River. Campers may carry a water bottle. We recommend that campers do not wear sandals as it will impair their ability to participate fully in many activities. We recommend that you write your camper’s name on clothing and bags that they bring with them to camp.

    • What not to bring:

      No candy, no electronic devices, and no cell phones. Your children should become fully immersed in their LifeCamp experience, which they will not do if they are focused on their electronics. LifeCamp will not be responsible if these items are lost or stolen.