Classes & Programs

  1. Youth Programs
  2. Adult Programs

Middletown Preschool Classes


3 Year Old


During the classes, our experienced instructors teach valuable skills, such as alphabet and number recognition, counting, coloring, reading stories, arts and crafts, music and much more! Our classes generally run parallel to the Middletown Public School schedule.

4 Year Old (Pre-Kindergarten)


During the classes, our experienced instructors teach valuable skills, such as alphabet and number recognition, counting, coloring, reading stories, arts and crafts, music and much more! The Pre-K program is a structured program that teaches kindergarten readiness skills.

Our classes generally run parallel to the Middletown Public School schedule. Children must by of age by October 1, 2021.  Register in person at Middletown Preschool, 50 Bray Ave, Middletown 07748 or at Poricy Park, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank 07701. Registration for 2021-2022 school year begins March 15th, 2021.



​Virtual Programs

​CSI Virtual Crime Scene Class

This is a virtual program about STEM  principles relating to forensics and solving crime scenes. The presentation, labs and exercises will cover: making a magnifying glass, taking and  identifying fingerprints, creating and examining blood splatter patterns, identifying an unknown powder, chromatography, time-of-death exercises, casting footprints, and missing persons.

Each registrant will get a complete CSI Lab Kit to conduct experiments. Lab Kits will be available for pickup the week before the class begins at Poricy Park Nature Center (345 Oak Hill Road).

This class is conducted by National CSI Camp. Each class will be taught by current or former law enforcement detectives. More information is available at their website: nationalcsicamp.org.

Dates:
    Monday-Friday: 4:30pm—6:00pm | April 19—21

Location: Zoom

Fee: $89.00 (resident), $107.00 (non-resident) for all participants grades 6—12

Spring Youth Running Program


This youth running program to teach proper running form, a dynamic and flexible warm-up, nutrition, racing strategies, and more. Registration also includes an end-of-session competition, award, and t-shirt. Please wear running shoes and bring water. Program will adhere to NJ State COVID Regulations. Instructed by Gone Running, LLC.

Gone Running, LLC. is a youth program that provides positive experiences through running and fitness training that ultimately leads to living a vibrant and healthy lifestyle! It increases the child's confidence and contribute to improved performance in any sport, meets the child's current ability level, whether beginner, intermediate or advanced. Gone Running takes pride in teaching safe, effective running form, drills and techniques that benefits the child in any sport he or she chooses to participates in. The program is designed to make fitness enjoyable so the child gets the best, most consistent and most lasting results. Register online at: middletownnj.org/signup

Day: Wednesday
Dates: April 21 - June 9 (competition: June 5)
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Grades: 3 - 10
Location: Croydon Hall (900 Leonardville Road, Leonardo)
Fee: $135 (R) $162 (NR)


Poricy Park Programs


Fossil Hunt
Calling all amateur paleontologists! Come dig up some Middletown history at the Poricy Brook Fossil Beds. Expect to find marine fossils from the Cretaceous period, 65-72 million years ago. Meet directly at the Poricy Park Fossil Beds for a short orientation before getting right into the fossil beds. An experienced guide will provide you with a trowel and sifter, as well as help you identify your treasures. Ages 5+. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online at: middletownnj.org/signup

Dates:
    Wednesday: 4:00pm—5:00pm | April 14, May 12, June 9
    Sunday: 11:00am12:00pm | April 25, May 23, June 27

Location: Poricy Park Fossil Beds, 1083 Middletown-Lincroft Road, Middletown

Fee: $5.00 (resident), $6.00 (non-resident) for all participants age 5+

Pond Netting


Find what's at the bottom of the Murray Pond. Look for frogs, turtles, and snakes. Use our nets to catch tadpoles, fish, insect larvae, snails, and other critters. Dress to get muddy! Pre-K morning sessions will have some critters pre-fished for exploration, an easy netting opportunity, a visit from our resident tortoise Chaser, and a story. Elementary afternoon sessions will include water testing, netting and identification, and a take-home craft.

Dates:
    Friday (PreK): 10:00am—11:00am | April 23, May 21, June 18
    Wednesday (K-5): 4:00pm—5:00pm | April 28, May 26, June 23

Location: Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank

Fee: $5.00 (resident), $6.00 (non-resident) per child
Graphic describing scout offerings, including 90 minute guided programs and 30 minute guided hikes.