Poricy Park Camps

The Recreation Department is proud to present this excellent educational summer camp. Campers have the option of a weekly camp focused on fun science and nature topics.

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  1. Nature and Science Camp

Nature and Science Camp

Poricy Camp gives children the opportunity to experience and explore the great outdoors. Each weekly camp focuses on a different nature-related theme. Campers’ days are filled with hands-on science investigations, experiments, stories, crafts, and lots of hikes.

Ideas and activities are adapted to be irresistibly engaging for three age groups: Tadpoles (PreK ages 3-5), Froglets (Grades K-1-2), and Frogs (Grades 3-4-5-6).

Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm | $105
Due to COVID19, there is no full day option.

Summer Camp 2021


Week 1: June 28-July 2
Totally Gross Science: Sometimes science isn’t pretty. This week is full of science experiments that are smelly, slimy, and gross. We’ll also meet some stinky animals as well as important decomposers. Mud, mucus, and mold – oh my!

Week 2: July 6-9 (NO CAMP July 5)
Our Wet and Wild Watershed: A watershed is all the land that shares the same outlet for all precipitation that lands on it. At Poricy Park, all water flows to the pond, so expect some muddy explorations down there. We’ll also get a bit damp with our science experiments using water and create some water-based art. (4-day rate of $84)

Week 3: July 12-16
Towering Towers: How high can you go? Campers will be challenged to go bigger and higher this week. They’ll weigh the advantages of different materials, approach engineering as a process, and work cooperatively to achieve goals.

Week 4: July 19-23
Rocks and Gems: Join us to seek the treasures beneath our feet. Meet some gorgeous rocks and minerals, make art with pigments, grow crystals, and more. We’ll also cover some of the science of geology and learn the stories rocks can tell us about the Earth’s past.

Week 5: July 26-30
Nature's Music: Bring your listening ears to this sound-filled week. Birds sing and frogs croak in nature’s chorus. We’ll also make some instruments of our own to join in. Science experiments about sounds and the wind round out the week.

Week 6: August 2-6
Itty Bitty: It’s easy to be overlooked when you are very very tiny. From magnifying glasses to high powered microscopes, campers will be getting up close in their investigations. We’ll be looking at bugs, seeds, tiny flowers, pond slime, and much more. Great things come in small packages!

For 2021, the purchase of camp t-shirts is not being offered.  Wearing camp shirts will not be required.

All prices are listed for Middletown residents.  Non-residents may register for a higher fee. Middletown Recreation only offers weekly pricing. We do not pro-rate for a daily fee. If you cannot attend a certain day of camp, you still must pay the weekly rate.

New for 2021, since group sizes are smaller and our maximum capacity is smaller, in order to allow for more children to experience camp, we are limiting registration to 2 weeks total.  These weeks do not need to be back-to-back.  Additionally, these weeks will cross-over between camp locations.  Campers may register for 1 week of camp at Croydon Hall and 1 week at Poricy Park, for example - they are not able to sign up for 2 weeks at Croydon Hall and 2 weeks at Poricy Park.

No refunds on any summer camp after May 15.