May 28, 2023

Those Who Can Bear it are Invited to Plunge to Send Disadvantaged Kids to Summer Camp

Area residents can test their mettle – and tolerance for icy waters – as Liberty Lake Day Camp in Bordentown hosts its first Polar Bear Plunge, Feb. 25, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The event will raise funds to pay for activities for area youths, as well as an annual “campership” program, which subsidizes camp tuition for children who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend.

For those who are less hardy, but still want to help the cause, there will also be a “Chicken Dip,” in which participants can run into the lake up to their knees.  But neither plungers nor chicken dippers need fear: hot chocolate will be on hand to warm the insides, and a fire will be going to warm the outside.  A deejay will also be on hand spinning high-energy motivational music.

Participation fee is $25, which includes an event T-shirt.  Plungers are encouraged to form teams and get sponsorships/pledges from friends and businesses, and those that raise $100 or more will get a free knit cap for each member.  The individual who raises the most money will be offered a Weekend Stay at The Windsor Suites Philadelphia.  All money raised will go to the nonprofit Liberty Lake Foundation.

“This seemed to be a natural for us.  We have a lake, we have lots of cold weather, so why not combine them to benefit area children?  In fact, I will be leading the charge into the water,” said Andy Pritikin, owner of Liberty Lake Day Camp and president of the Board of Directors of the Liberty Lake Foundation.  “Our hope is this will become an annual event.”

To learn more about the Polar Bear Plunge, to register or sign up as a team, go to


Liberty Lake Day Camp, located in Bordentown, NJ, is a special place for children ages 4 to 15 to expand their talents, make new friends, and develop the life skills needed to become a successful adult in the 21st Century. Every summer, hundreds of local children and teenagers transform Liberty Lake into an “extraordinary world,” creating a developmental environment that is unparalleled in our area. For more information, visit