Classes & Programs

  1. Youth Programs
  2. Adult Programs
  3. Birthday Parties

Youth Dodgeball

Join us for drop-in dodgeball this summer after camp! September dates coming soon.

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Grades: entering K-5th grade
Location: Croydon Gym, 900 Leonardville Rd, Leonardo
Dates: July 12 - Aug 16, 6-weeks $25 (R)
Weekly drop-in available for $5/person (R)

Register at Choose Summer season.

Teen Volleyball

Join us for teen volleyball on Tuesday nights! Please note this is not an instructor-led class, just open play.

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Grades: 9th-12th
Ideal Beach: June 6 - July 25, Off 7/4
Croydon Indoor: Sept 5 - Oct 24, 8-weeks $32 (R)
Weekly drop-in available for $5/person (R)

Register at Choose Summer season.

Teen Basketball

Join us for teen basketball on Wednesday nights! Please note this is not an instructor-led class, just open play.

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Dates: July 5 - Aug 16, 7-weeks $28 (R)
Sept 6 - Oct 25, 8-weeks $32 (R)
Weekly drop-in $5 (R)
Location: Croydon Hall Gym, 900 Leonardville Rd, Leonardo
Grades: 9-12

Register at, starting June 1st. Choose Summer season.

Gone Running Youth Training

Beat the heat with this summer running program set on the partially shaded, field and running trails behind Thompson Middle School. This camp is designed to offer two separate training platforms to meet the needs of each specific age group: middle school and elementary. Join us to jump start your summer training as we run for fun! This action packed program is taught in a relaxed, positive and supportive environment. The middle school runners' activities will focus on technique, form, nutrition, racing strategies and personal motivation. The elementary program for grades K-4 offers exciting games, races and training activities that will keep them moving and motivated while building their self-confidence and stamina.  

Dates: Monday, August 14th - Friday, August 18th
Time: 9:00am-11:00am
Location: Thompson Middle School Track, 1001 Middletown-Lincroft Rd #85, Middletown
Grades: entering K-8th
Fee: $135 (R)

Register at, starting June 1st. Choose Summer season.

Middletown Preschool Classes

Enrollment is now open for the 2023-24 school year! Registration is on a rolling basis based on class space. For 3 and 4 year olds. To register please call 732-615-3230. Learn more here.

Poricy Park Programs

After-School Science Club

Join us for the award-winning Poricy Park after-school science club. We’ve got STEM activities to do, nature to explore, and adventures to be had!

Day: Mondays
Dates: September 18 - November 13 (Off 10/9)
Time: 4pm-5pm
Location: Poricy Park Nature Center
Grades: K-2nd
Fee: $120 (R), 8-week session

Space is limited, register under Summer season starting 6/1.

Guided Fossil Hunts

Come dig up Middletown history at the Poricy Brook Fossil Beds. Expect to find marine fossils from the Cretaceous period, 65-72 million years ago. Our guide will supply equipment for screening for fossils and help identify your treasures.

Wednesday, June 14th 4pm-5pm
Sunday, June 25th 11am-12pm
Sunday, July 23rd 11am-12pm
Tuesday, August 15th 11am-12pm, 4pm-5pm
Sunday, August 27th 11am-12pm
Sunday, September 17th 11am-12pm
Location: Poricy Fossil Beds
Ages: 5-99
Fee: $5/participant (R), register under Spring/Summer season.

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 critter. Dress to get muddy!
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, June 13th - 4pm-5pm
Thursday, June 29th - 2pm-3pm
Thursday, July 20th - 4pm-5pm
Thursday, August 17th - 10am-11am & 4pm-5pm
Location: Poricy Park Nature Center (345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank)
Ages: PreK-6th grade
Fee: $5/child (R). Registration required.

Fossil Hunting Drop-In

Explore the fossil beds on your own time! Stop by the Poricy Park Nature Center Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm to rent fossil hunting equipment and a guide. Rentals are $5 per set.

Scout Programs

Poricy Park has the perfect scout outing for your troop/pack. Learn more here!

School Field Trips

The Recreation Department at Poricy Park offers a range of science and colonial history programs for preschool and elementary aged students. All programs emphasize hands-on activities and “doing” the things they have learned. And, of course, substantial time outdoors where nature provides a dynamic classroom.  More information here along with trip brochure.

Sports Leagues

While the Recreation department may run some sports programs and special events, all Middletown sports leagues are run my non-profit organizations. Please reach out to the league contact directly for more information.