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Those Who Can “Bear” it can Plunge to Send Underprivileged Kids to Camp!

Mansfield Township, NJ, January 10, 2018 – Area residents can test their mettle – and tolerance for icy waters – as the Liberty Lake Foundation in Mansfield Township hosts its second annual Polar Bear Plunge, Jan. 21, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The event will raise funds to pay for activities and resources for area youths, as well as an annual “campership” program, which subsidizes camp tuition at area camps for those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend.

For those who are less hardy, but still want to help the cause, there is also a “Chicken Dip,” in which participants can run into the lake up to their ankles/knees. But neither plungers nor dippers need fear: hot beverages will be on hand to warm the insides, and a fire will be ablaze to warm the outside. The Tower Dogs food truck (best hot dogs in the world) will be on hand, and a DJ will be 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. The top three individuals, as well as the top team will receive special prizes. All money raised goes to the 501c3 nonprofit Liberty Lake Foundation.

“This seemed to be a natural for us.  We have a lake, we know a lot of families, we have winter weather, so why not combine them to benefit area children? I’m happy to lead the charge into the water,” said Andy Pritikin, owner of Liberty Lake Day Camp and proud board member of the Foundation. “Last year’s event was 70 degrees, and we raised a few thousand dollars- This year we expect colder conditions… and even more participants!”

The event is also being used as the 5-year old birthday party of the adorable Tina Lemoine- a Liberty Lake Camper, who is asking that her birthday party friends give a donation to the Foundation in lieu of a traditional birthday present. Andy and Tina created an adorable YouTube video about it:

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

About the Liberty Lake Foundation

Founded in 2010, the Liberty Lake Foundation was created with the belief that all children deserve opportunities learn, grow and flourish. Sponsoring an annual calendar of events, philanthropic opportunities and a summer “campership” program, the foundation acts as a spearhead for area families to help create a caring, supportive community for all.

Liberty Lake is located at 1195 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, New Jersey, and is the home to the area’s largest children’s summer camp, picnic/special events site and the NJ Renaissance Faire.


1195 Florence-Columbus Road Bordentown, NJ 08505