Classes & Programs

  1. Youth Programs
  2. Adult Programs

Middletown Preschool


Young Toddlers Mommy & Me

(Age 18 to 35 Months)
Currently Suspended 

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.

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.

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 be 4 years old by Oct 1, 2020. 

Register in person at Middletown Preschool, 50 Bray Ave, Middletown 07748 or at Poricy Park, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank 07701.



Elementary Programs


Open Recreation

  Currently Suspended
Looking for something fun to do after school? Join the Open Recreation program at the Tonya Keller Community Center! Relax after a long day of school, get help with homework, play games with friends, work on arts and crafts projects and more! Must be a Middletown resident to attend. Preregistration is required and can be done on-site. 

Youth Running Program
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. Program meets twice a week at Poricy Park (345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank). Please wear running shoes and bring water. Program will adhere to NJ State COVID Regulations. Instructed by Gone Running, LLC (USA Track and Field Coach Bob Andrews, with Erin O’Neill and NCAA Coach Joe Compagni). See our flyer and infographic.

Dates: September 29th—October 28th
    Tuesdays: 4:30pm—5:30pm
    Wednesdays: 4:30pm—5:30pm

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

Fee: 1 day/week $95 (resident), $115 (non-resident)
        2 days/week $130 (resident), $155 (non-resident)

Includes: *  5 weeks of Training
                *  Race on Tuesday, October 28th
                *  Medal
                *  Dri-Fit T-Shirt

Register online at: middletownnj.org/signup


Poricy Park Family Programs


Looking for some fun science to do outdoors? Poricy Park is offering small group programs! Families can book these instructor-led programs for themselves and their friends. Programs are 90 minutes in length, and include a hands-on science experiment, guided outdoor activity, and something to take home. There is a limit of 10 attendees (including all parents and siblings). Email recreation@middletownnj.org for more information and booking.

Fee: $90.00 ($108.00 non-resident) 

Available Topics:

  • Fossil Hunt – travel 65-72 million years into the past and (using our equipment) search for marine fossils in Poricy brook.
  • Aliens in Our Woods – identify the invasive aliens that are damaging our woods and trace the food chains dependent on trees.
  • Seeds and Soil – get a closer look at both seeds and what in the soil helps them grow; includes a decomposing log dissection!
  • Animal Habitats – examine and test different habitat strategies and then visit some local Poricy habitats, using tracks and scat as clues for finding animals.
  • Geocaching – learn the basics of using a GPS device and then head into the woods to hunt for caches.
  • Endangered Animals – consider how NJ animals are uniquely adapted for our state and then how they are threatened by pollution and loss of natural resources.