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.


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:    Sunday: 11:00am12:00pm | September 26
Location: Poricy Park Fossil Beds, 1083 Middletown-Lincroft Road, Middletown
Fee: $5.00 (resident), $6.00 (non-resident) for all participants age 5+

After School Science Club

THINK LIKE A NATURALIST
Like animals and want to learn about them? This club gets in close to different local animals and does hands-on experiments to explore what makes them amazing! 6 weeks. Register online at: middletownnj.org/signup

Dates: Tuesdays, October 12th - November 23rd (no class on 11/2)
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank
Fee: $90.00 (resident)
Grades: K - 2 

STEM SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
Interested in how things work? Like building and creating contraptions? Each week this program explores a different topic using STEM. We'll take on different challenges, test our results and have a lot of fun along the way! 6 weeks. Register online at: middletownnj.org/signup

Dates: Wednesdays, October 12th - November 17th
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank
Fee: $90.00 (resident)
Grades: K - 2 

​Exercise Programs


​Youth Running Program: Gone Running Fall Training

Gone Running, LLC is a youth program that provides positive experiences through running and fitness training that ultimately leads to a vibrant and healthy lifestyle! The program is designed to make fitness enjoyable so the child gets the best, most consistent and lasting results. Registration includes t-shirt, end-of-season competition, and award. Please wear running shoes and bring water. 10 weeks. Register online at: middletownnj.org/signup

Dates: Tuesday and/or Thursday, September 21st - November 11th
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank
Fee: $160.00 (one day), $270.00 (both days)
Grades: 3 - 10

Graphic describing scout offerings, including 90 minute guided programs and 30 minute guided hikes.