Volunteer opportunity description

Well, it’s hard to believe but here we are – and Spring is just around the corner!  And, at the Educational Arts Team (EAT), summertime means one thing…CAMP LIBERTY!  Camp Liberty was founded in 1974 designed for children from different neighborhoods in Jersey City to come together to do art, join in song, swim, play sports and take part in theater. 

Over the years, our unique day camp has evolved into a multifaceted enriching recreational, artistic and cultural experience for children ages 6 to 15 to learn, grow, and create.  Our 5 acres of land are located in Liberty State Park and include an in-ground swimming pool, spaces for art making, a softball field, soccer field,handball courts, pavilion, stage, and playground. To see pictures of our facility go to www.educationalartsteam.org  and click on "Camp Liberty Gallery." Camp activities include theater, arts & crafts, sports (basketball, soccer, handball, softball), dance, music, vaudeville, magic, puppetry, gardening and swimming. “The family pool parties are so much fun on those hot summer evenings.” Micheline Amy, Camper’s parent

Every summer Camp Liberty is proud to offer scholarship spots to families so their children can attend camp.  “I am so incredibly touched by the community support and efforts. Thank you Camp Liberty and everyone for donating and sharing.  Best of all, the kids are sooooo excited to attend.’ Kara Murphy

Many of our well trained staff, have been working at the camp for a number of years, many are Camp Liberty alumni! “I really enjoyed the camp show!!! Amazing showcase. Thank you for your dedication and hard work!” Sharon Zegarra, camper and counselor’s mom. 

Each year it is a massive undertaking for our organization to prepare the property so that we can insure that our campers have a safe and fun environment needed to make their camp experience a life time memory. Please join us on May 2 for our Volunteer Day clean-up.  Also, if you are part of the Jersey City corporate sector and your company is looking to assist a small non–profit like EAT we would love to have your employee volunteer coordinator contact our offices for a possible site visit.


Please wear comfortable light clothing the days can it can get hot and humid.  Make certain to wear the appropriate attire to work with youth as well as something you would not mind getting paint on or soiled.  Hydration and sun screen is very important especially as we go later into the Spring.  Bottled water will be provided for all our volunteers.  We do operate on rainy days as well. Please limit cell phone use away from camp grounds and we are definitely a no smoking facility.

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


About the organization

Educational Arts Team, Inc.

Dominick Buccafusco
Program Operations Adm.
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