Open Tour Days
Personal Tours are available:
If you would like a Personal Tour, please call
the office at (609) 499-7820
to schedule an appointment.
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We Love LLDC!
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Liberty Lake Summer Day Camp in Mansfield Township, NJ serves children ages 4-15, with bus transportation in five New Jersey counties: Burlington, Mercer, Camden, Monmouth, Ocean and Gloucester.
The unique FREEDOM of CHOICE ELECTIVE PROGRAM gives kids the opportunity to choose from over 50 activities each week, to customize their days, and ensure a positive expereince.
Liberty Lake is a transformative Summer Camp Experience- Teaching LIFE SKILLS and inspiring children!
A one-of-a-kind summer program, Liberty Lake's activities teach 21st Century Life Skills, and reinforce the qualities and positive behaviors that parents seek for their children, as well as the skills which colleges and employers are looking for.
From the Pre-School Turtles Program, up through the dynamic Teen Leadership Program- a phenomenal summer camp for teens- Liberty Lake is a magical community of love and friendship, that children return to year after year- often returning as counselors.
Be sure to check out our Dates & Rates for current tuition & registration information.
An Authentic Tipi
New Mountain Biking Trail
3 Color War Teams
A Zoom Flume
New Octagon Gaga Pit
Sunday Camp on July 15
Holiday Hodge Podge
+ Much More!
Give your friends the gift of Liberty Lake's most popular drink - the Slushie!
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For the first-time ever, Campers have the opportunity to vote for Liberty Lake's newest elective!
Click here to learn more & cast your vote today!
Liberty Laketionary - A quick reference of the people, places, traditions and sayings that help make Liberty Lake the extraordinary summer home that we all know and love!
Jeff's Hullaball Rulebook- Your Guide to one of LLDC's mot popular activities!
Miss D's Cookbook - Bring our chef extraordinare from our kitchen to yours!
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Important Dates -- 2013 Camp Season
Dates & Times Subject to Change - Please Check Back Periodically
Note that all of the dates below are also featured in the Google Calendar Above
■ Sunday, March 10th – Tour Day/Open House (11 am to 3 pm)
■ March 13th through 15th – ACA Tri-State Conference in Atlantic City
■ Sunday, April 7th – Tour Day/Open House (11 am to 3 pm)
■ Thursday, April 11th - Administrative Leadership Team Training - For Division Leaders & Supervisors (5 pm to 8:30 pm)
■ Sunday, April 21st – Tour Day/Open House (11 am to 3 pm)
■ Saturday, May 4th – Community Health Day + Tour Day/Open House (11 am to 4 pm)
■ Thursday, May 9th – Administrative Leadership Team Training - For Division Leaders & Supervisors (5 pm to 8:30 pm)
■ Thursday, May 23rd – Rookie Team Orientation (4:00 pm to 8:30 pm)
■ Wednesday, May 29th – CPR Re-certification (TBA)
■ Thursday, May 30th – All-Team Orientation (4:00 pm to 8:30 pm)
■ Saturday, June 1st – Final day for veteran Camp families to receive tuition refund
■ Saturday, June 1st & Sunday, June 2nd – New Jersey Renaissance Faire
■ Monday, June 3rd – Lifeguard Orientation (4:30pm to 8:30pm)
■ Tuesday, June 4th – Specialist & Activity Leader Orientation (4:30pm to 8:30pm)
■ Wednesday, June 5th – New Parent Orientation (6:30pm to 8pm)
■ Thursday, June 6th – Group Leaders & Counselor Orientation (4:30 pm to 8:30 pm)
■ Saturday, June 8th & Sunday, June 9th – New Jersey Renaissance Faire
■ Wednesday, June 12th – Group Leaders & Counselor Orientation (4:30pm to 6:00 pm)
■ Wednesday, June 12th – Parent Meet and Greet (6:30 pm to 8:00 pm)
■ Monday, June 17th – Pre-Week begins
■ Tuesday, June 18th – Bus Captain Orientation (TBA)
■ Wednesday, June 19th - Swim Instructor Training (TBA)
■ Thursday, June 20th – Bus Captain Orientation (TBA)
■ Monday, June 24th - The Regular Camp Season begins! First Day of Camp!!
■ Thursday, July 4th – Independence Day, Camp Closed
■ Thursday, July 11th - Team Event - Mandatory Training & Movie Night (6:30 to 8:30 pm)
■ Thursday, Aug. 1st – Early Enrollment for 2013 begins
■ Thursday, Aug. 1st– Family Night (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm)
■ Friday, Aug. 23rd – Team Event - Awards Banquet (6:30 pm to 8:00 pm)
"It Takes A Village"
For the past 11 years, Liberty Lake has been at the forefront of youth development in our area, providing a safe haven of experiential education, growth and leadership opportunities for thousands of young people throughout Burlington, Camden, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties in New Jersey, as well as Philadelphia and Bucks Counties in Pennsylvania.
During this time, we have contributed our time and resources and forged partnerships with wonderful programs like Project Morry and S.C.O.P.E. We have hosted Swim-a-Thons, Community Health Days, Parenting Workshops, and numerous Picnics and Teambuilding Events for local Non-Profit Organizations and Schools. In the past few years, Liberty Lake found itself creating tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships- “Camperships” as we call them- for families hit hard by the recession, while contributing to over 40 local youth-serving organization’s fundraising efforts per year.
In 2010 we made a commitment as an organization to be more intentional about our contributions on a local level. We have formed a 501c3 non-profit corporation, and are organizing our resources and ideas to focus more on our local communities than ever before.
As Youth Development Professionals, we know that children are our most precious resource and deserve to be nurtured and encouraged to reach their fullest potential. ACA Outcomes Research has shown explicitly that the skills learned in a Summer Camp setting are a vital part of the learning experience. Besides improving social skills and coping, it is now proven that children who attend Camp return to school in September scoring higher on tests, and graduate at higher rates than their peers.
While schools teach “the 3 R’s” very well, their inherent set up lacks the ability to teach the 21st Century Competencies which young people need when entering college or the job-market as adults. We’re referring to “Applied Skills,” which are the vital life skills like: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication, Collaboration, Diversity and Creativity. These are the skills that Liberty Lake, and the Liberty Lake Foundation are focused on.
Partnership Opportunities for Schools
■ Scholarships/Camperships for participating schools and organizations from pre-school to middle school age.
■ Field Days in the Fall or Spring [available on both weekdays and weekends]
■ Nature Hikes/Experiencial Learning on our 60 acres, including wooded trails, Crafts Creek, and wetland marsh environments [available on both weekdays and weekends]
■ Team Building for Children or staff, on our High and Low Ropes Adventure Course, including a 700 foot Zip Line across the Lake [available on both weekdays and weekends]
■ Peer Mentoring, with our Summer Team of over 200 young adults.
Partnership Opportunities for Community Organizations
■ Hosting Fundraisers and Community Events at Liberty Lake
■ Parent Support and Education
■ Participating in your Fundraising Events
■ Supporting your local Youth-Serving causes Business & Organization
To Learn More About Partnering with Our Foundation -
Please contact Brandi Carnivale, Director, if you or your organization is interested in partnering with the Liberty Lake Foundation. We are committed to enhancing the well-being of youth in our community and we'd love to discuss ways in which we can work together to reach this goal!
Many Thanks to The Partners of Our Foundation -
■ Twin Oaks Community Services ■ Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts ■ American Red Cross ■ Big Brothers/Big Sisters ■ Project Morry ■ S.C.O.P.E. – Summer Camp Opportunities Provide an Edge ■ American Camp Association ■ Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Liberty Lake believes swimming is one of the most important life skills a child can learn. That is why we have has developed an innovative swim program designed to teach swimming technique, and instill confidence in the water. Each Liberty Lake swim level has been modeled after the Red Cross’s program, but has been divided into smaller levels and has been expanded to include an advanced swimmer program. This gives campers the ability to complete a level within a week or two. By doing this, it gives children confidence, while making them more comfortable in the water.
Liberty Lake’s swim lessons are in small groups with trained instructors. Each class is a fun experience with teaching and games. There is no pressure put on the campers to achieve, only to try.
At the end of each week, families get an emailed swim card showing the progress of their camper through the swim program. Campers grades Pre-K through 4th grade get swim instruction every day. 5thgraders and older can choose swim instruction as one of their electives.
Swim Levels & Skills Being Developed
Shrimp: ■ Blow bubbles ■ Float on back aided ■ Flutter Kick properly ■ Wet body completely ■ Duck head underwater ■ Enter the water unaided ■ Bob up and down neck deep ■ Proper use of a kick-board ■ Learn importance and use of lifejacket ■ Aided jump into shallow (chest to neck level) water
Guppy: ■ Learn how to get help ■ Use kickboard (15 yards) ■ Front and back float aided ■ Front and back glide aided ■ Freestyle stroke mechanism ■ Hold breath underwater (3-5 seconds) ■ Shallow water bobbing 5 times, fully underwater ■ Unaided jump into shallow (chest to neck level) water
Sailfish: ■ Survival float ■ Front and back float unaided ■ Front and back glide unaided ■ Whip kick on front and back ■ Independent swimming 5-10 feet ■ Rhythmic/rotary breathing at side of pool ■ Learn where and when it is safe to swim ■ Mechanics of treading water (5-10 seconds) ■ Aided jump into deep (over head) water
Swordfish: ■ Survival float ■ Tread water (15 sec) ■ Unaided jump into deep water and resurface ■ Retrieve objects from bottom■ Intro to elementary backstroke ■ Shallow water bobbing 10 times ■ Hold breath underwater (5-10 sec)■ Independent swimming with face in 5-10 yards ■ Learn H.E.L.P. and huddle position ■ Exit pool without ladder
Marlin: ■ Learn seated dive ■ Perform reach assists ■ Introduce backstroke ■ Tread water (30 seconds) ■ Underwater swim (3-5 yards) ■ Coordinate elementary backstroke■ Deep water bobbing (5 times) ■ Introduce breast stroke arms and timing ■ Coordinate front crawl with rotary breathing ■ Learn how (and where) to perform a chain rescue
Shark: ■ Sculling on back ■ Learn kneeling dive ■ Perform throwing assists ■ Tread water (45 seconds) ■ Deep water bobbing (10 times) ■ Elementary backstroke (15 yards) ■ Coordinate breaststroke ■ Coordinate Backstroke ■ Full front crawl with rotary breathing (15 yards)
Dolphin: ■ Freestyle 25 yards ■ Backstroke 25 yards ■ Introduce sidestroke ■ Open Turns at wall ■ Feet first surface dive ■ Head first surface dive ■ Breaststroke 25 yards ■ Tread water (1 minute) ■ Elementary backstroke 25 yards ■ Introduce butterfly body motion
Sting Ray: ■ Shallow dive ■ Front crawl 50 yards ■ Backstroke 50 yards ■ Breast stroke 50 yards ■ Learn circle swimming ■ Tread water (2 minutes) ■ Retrieve objects from bottom in deep end ■ Side Stroke (both sides) 25 yards ■ Elementary backstroke 50 yards ■ Introduce butterfly arms
Barracuda: ■ Tread water (3 minutes) ■ Front crawl (75 yards) ■ Backstroke (75 yards) ■ Breast stroke (75 yards) ■ Sidestroke (50 yards) ■ Elementary Backstroke (75 yards) ■ Coordinate butterfly (10 yards) ■ Swim underwater 5-10 yards ■ Perform an in water assist
Kingfish: ■ Tread water (4 minutes) ■ Front crawl 100 yards ■ Perform an in water rescue ■ Elementary backstroke 100 yards ■ Backstroke 100 yards ■ Breast stroke 100 yards ■ Butterfly 25 yards ■ Sidestroke 100 yards ■ Introduce Freestyle flip turn ■ Review shallow dives
Neptune: ■ Review surface dives ■ Butterfly 50 yards ■ Sidestroke 125 yards ■ Backstroke 125 yards ■ Breast stroke 125 yards ■ Front crawl 125 yards ■ Backstroke 125 yards ■ Tread water (5 minutes) ■ Coordinate open turns with breaststroke and butterfly swim ■ Coordinate flip turn with freestyle swim ■ Signs of choking/conscious choking rescue
Junior Varsity: ■ Backstroke 150 yards ■ Breaststroke 150 yards ■ 25 yard swim with clothes ■ 100 yard Individual Medley ■ Introduce backstroke flip turn ■ Tread water with clothes 3 mins ■ Retrieve diving brick from deep end ■ Introduce breaststroke open turn w/ pullout ■ Freestyle 150 yard w/ at least 3 flip turns ■ Butterfly 50 yards with open turn
Varsity: ■ Racing starts ■ Learn Check-Call-Care ■ Butterfly 75 yards with turns ■ 200 yard Individual Medley ■ Freestyle 200 yards with flips ■ Coordinate flip with backstroke ■ Heat and cold related emergencies ■ Backstroke 200 yards flip w/ at least 3 flip turns ■ Breaststroke 200 yards w/ at least 3 pullout turns ■ Introduce backstroke to breaststroke transition flip turn
Collegiate: ■ 25 yard lifeguard style brick tow ■ Brick tread circle ■ Freestyle 200 yards w/all flip turns ■ Backstroke 200 yards w/all flip turns ■ Breaststroke 200 yards w/all pullout turns ■ Butterfly 75 yards w/turns ■ Relay transitions ■ 200 yard individual medley w/all turns ■ Scull in 4 directions ■ Learn S.A.M.P.L.E.
Masters: The masters swim level focuses on real swim team readiness. There are no "skills taught" as campers who reach this level are expected to already have exceptional swimming ability. Each day, the campers in this level are coached through a pre-planned workout which will focus on one of the following: Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke, Butterfly, Endurance, Sprinting, or Starts and Turns. They are also given the opportunity to have their times for various swims recorded so that they can track their own progress.
Please contact - Swim@LibertyLakeDayCamp.com
Liberty Lake Newsletters
Click links below to download & view from Summer 2012
Liberty Blog Feed
The Liberty Blog features original content from Andy and the rest of the Liberty Lake year-round team related to a host of issues dealing with today's kids, societal trends and the summer Camp world. Readers will also get a behind the scenes glimpse into the extraordinary world of LLDC.
Facebook News Feed
Our Facebook Fan Page keeps the Liberty Lake community up to date with daily happenings at the Lake, provides current news pertaining to youth development, has tons of pictures (both past and present) and we will be running contests for our Camp families exclusively through Facebook.
Status Update: The Liberty Lake Coalition has been making a significant amount of progress! Our petition to the DEP requesting a public hearing to review Mansfield’s WMP was signed by more than 1,100 people! We submitted the petition letter to the DEP and we are optimistic that they will honor the Coalition’s request for a public hearing. We’ll let you know when the DEP responds to us!
For more on Liberty Lake's efforts to prevent or alter the proposed Margolis Warehouses, please visit WeLoveLibertyLake.com
- Your child will be part of a warm and nurturing environment, led by teachers and child care professionals.
Your child will be CHOOSING most of their schedule, thus ensuring their own fun and happiness each day.
The SummerZone section of our website is the place for current Liberty Lake campers, parents and team members both during the off-season and in the summer!
Here is an overview of the items in the SummerZone drop down menu above:
■ CampMinder Login – Through CampMinder, our online Camp management software, you can enroll for 2013, update camper elective preferences, update your personal information and view our incredible photo albums from 2012 and other summers gone by.
■Important Dates: check out key Dates for 2012-2013, including winter events, team trainings, payment/enrollment deadlines, and of course the Summer Spirit Calendar.
■ Parent Portal: The home for Liberty Lake parents, featuring registration information, our Parent Resource Guide, important forms and documents, the link to our live web cam and more!
■ Camper Corner: The home for Liberty Lake campers, featuring lyrics to the Liberty Song, the famous Liberty Laketionary, Jeff’s Hullaball Rulebook, Miss D’s Cookbook, and more!
■ Electives: Check out our 60 + elective offerings on a weekly basis, and don’t forget to update your Top Ten Elective Preferences list in CampMinder!
■ Bus Times: Find out the pick-up and drop-off times for the bus. Be sure to check this weekly, as bus routes can change.
■ Lunch Menu: See the yummy main lunch entrées for each Camp day.
PLUS - keep up to date with Liberty Lake via the News section of our website!