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: Sept 20 - Oct 25, $25 (R), Register under Summer season.
Weekly drop-in available for $5/person (R)

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
Summer: Sept 5 - Oct 24, 8-weeks $32 (R), Register under Summer season.
Fall: Nov 14th - Dec 19th (Off 11/28 & 12/5), $16 (R), Register under Fall season.
Weekly drop-in available for $5/person (R)

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
Summer: Sept 6 - Oct 25, 8-weeks $32 (R), Register under Summer season. 
Fall: Nov 15th - Dec 20th (Off 11/22, 11/29, 12/6), $12 (R), Register under Fall season.
Location: Croydon Hall Gym, 900 Leonardville Rd, Leonardo
Grades: 9-12
Weekly drop-in $5 (R)

Gone Running Youth Training

Enjoy the crisp fall foliage with this afternoon running program held on  the beautiful grass lawns and trails of Middletown’s own Poricy Park.

The Recreation Running Program is an introductory level activity where the emphasis is on fun, fitness, running form, and nutrition.  The training activities, races and exciting games will keep the boys and girls moving while building their self-confidence and stamina.  Bring running shoes, water and a towel. Instructors will  be Bob Andrews, Joe Compagni and Erin O’Neill and the Gone Running coaching staff.

Dates: Sept 12th - Nov 2nd
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Poricy Park, 345 Oak Hill Rd, Red Bank 07701
Grades: entering K-9th
Fee: Choose 1 day $145 (R) or two days $240 (R)

Includes: 8 training sessions, dri fit running shirt, organized race competition and award. Competition Date: Saturday October 21,2023  11:30 am at the Manalapan Parks and Recreation Kuschick Pavilion.

Register at www.middletownnj.org/signup., 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.

Open Recreation

The Open Recreation Program is an after-school program available to all Middletown Township residents. The program provides a place for children to complete homework or play while being supervised. A monthly calendar is provided each month, including the activities for the day such as crafts, games in the gymnasium, tournaments and parties! Open Rec will reopen for the new school year September 11th. 

Open Recreation Program - Juniors (Grades K-5)
Monday - Thursday, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Free for residents! Not accepting non-residents at this time.

Open Recreation Program - Teens (Grades 6-12)
Monday & Wednesday, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Free for residents! Not accepting non-residents at this time.

Open Recreation Rules are parallel to school rules and the Middletown BOE schedule. Children must be registered and understanding of these rules prior to participating in the program. Registration is free, please complete our registration form and bring with you on your first day! Registration Form - Mandatory for all participants

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
Fall: September 18 - November 13 (Off 10/9), Register under Summer season.
Winter: Jan 8 - Mar 11 (Off 1/15, 2/19), Register under Winter season starting 12/1.
Spring: April 8 - June 3 (Off 5/27), Register under Spring season starting 3/1.
Time: 4pm-5pm
Location: Poricy Park Nature Center
Grades: K-2nd
Fee: $120 (R), 8-week session

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.

Dates: 
Sunday, September 17th 11am-12pm
Tuesday, April 2nd 10am-11am (Spring Break 2024)
Friday, April 5th 4pm-5pm (Spring Break 2024)
Sunday, April 28th 11am-12pm
Location: Poricy Fossil Beds
Ages: 5-99
Fee: $5/participant (R), register under appropriate 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.

Dates:
Wednesday, April 3rd - 10am-11am (Spring Break 2024)
Thursday, April 4th - 4pm-5pm (Spring Break 2024)
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.