Poricy Park Conservancy is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible.

732-842-5966  -  P.O. Box 36 - 345 Oak Hill Road - Middletown, NJ 07748

2013 Trail Run/Walk
Champion Sponsor:
Scott Adler,
Sales Professional
Program Refund Policy
& Program Fees
Poricy Park Conservancy (PPC) makes every effort to ensure that programs take place as advertised. However, PPC reserves the right to cancel programs that fail to meet minimum enrollment requirements. 
If we must cancel a program, a refund will be issued. If you are unable to attend a program, or you are a "no-show," no refund will be given. If you notify us at least one week in advance that you are unable to attend, credit will be given less a non-refundable deposit of 20% of the program cost or $5.00.  Credits are valid for one year and may be applied toward any PPC program or membership. (Credits may not be used for gift shop or bird seed purchases.) 

PPC strives to provide quality programs at a reasonable cost to our visitors.  Your generous contributions assist us in sustaining our operation. Unless otherwise noted, recommended program donations are 

$6 for members and 

$8 for non-members. Maximum per family household is 

$25 members with PPC Family Membership or higher, and 

$30 non-members; (one discount per household).

Walk-ins an additional $1 per member and $2 per non-member; no family discounts available for walk-ins.

Summer Camp Refund Policy is printed on Summer Camp Registration Form.
Poricy Park
Summer Camp
and Community Programs

are run by
Poricy Park Conservancy,
a non-profit 501(c)(3).

Poricy Park Conservancy offers community programs
& events throughout the year.
There are programs for all ages & something 
for everyone! 
Adults, Teens, Kids!!

Various programs include Fossil Hunts, tours of our Historical Murray Farmhouse & Barn, nature programs, trail hikes, our popular mini day camps
for young children and so much more.

summer camp
scouting skills


They provide a source of enjoyment and cultural fascination as well as being an integral part of habitats around the world. Join us as we celebrate frogs with amphibian activity stations. Appropriate for frog lovers of all ages! (Children must be supervised by their adult). This is a great family activity!! Please register in advance!

Meet at Murray Pond (near farmhouse)

Sunday, August 10th, 4pm-5:30pm

Advanced Registration: $6 members; $8 non-members; $25 Family Membership Special (1 household); $30 Non-member Family Special (1 household) Note: walk-in rate adjustment listed in special section


Come see the barn that Joseph Murray built. View our original 18th century timbers and the unusual root cellar. There will be many artifact replicas to discover as well. Our experienced interpreter will be glad to share the story! Appropriate for all ages (children must be supervised by their adult).  Meet at the Murray Barn

Sunday, Aug 17th, 1pm-4pm

Fee: Donations welcomed and appreciated! These support ongoing programs at Poricy Park Conservancy.

*Passport Community Events
Middletown 350 is a celebration of the township's founding 350 years ago in 1664.  A series of special events and programs are planned to give the community many opportunities to celebrate the 350th anniversary, learn about the rich history of Middletown, and show pride in our unique community.

Passport Community Events are special activities during which you can collect passport stamps as a memento of your visit. Poricy Park participating events will be listed on this page. The Middletown 350 Passport & Guide to Middletown is available at the Park's Nature Center and various locations throughout the township.

For more information about the year-long event, visit the township's website.
Traditional Yoga
Atha Yoga Anushasanam,“Now, the teachings of yoga” – Yoga sutra 1.1

Now is your time to register for traditional yoga at Poricy Park. Certified instructor, Julee Csuri, will lead gently and tailor exercises to suit the specific needs of each participant. Perfect opportunity to start a healthier you. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat if you have one. Advance paid registration required.

Meet at the Nature Center.

Fee: $12 members; $15 non-members

Saturdays 10am-11am for Teens & Adults

There are no classes during the summer but will resume in mid-September.

This is an excellent opportunity

for a teen who...

• Enjoys learning new ways to use

modern technology.

• Has an interest in environmental

science and/or local history.

• Would like to spend more time outdoors.

• Welcomes new challenges,

like geocaching.


Trail Volunteers

Saturday, Aug 16 from 8:30am-10:30am

Join us in maintaining the special plant beds, trees, and trail of our beautiful ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) trail. We recommend that you apply any sunscreen and insect repellent prior to arrival.  Dress for success including closed toed shoes and gardening gloves.  Bringing bottled water and garden trowels are handy accessories! You service supports Poricy Park Conservancy and the members of our community who rely on special areas like this to enjoy natural wonders.


Community Fossil Hunt

Celebrate warm sunny days with this exciting activity. Beginning at the Nature Center, an experienced guide will prepare you for your journey back in time 65 million years ago. Trowels and sifters will be provided and the guide will help you identify your treasures. Please dress for the weather and wear rubber boots or old sneakers. You feet WILL get wet. Note: Sandals and slip-on footwear prohibited. Remember to bring a small bag to hold your five best finds. Registration is needed in order to have enough supplies!! Appropriate for adults and children of all ages (children must be supervised by an adult). Meet at the Nature Center

Advanced Registration (includes equipment rental): $8 per participant; $32 Family Special (1 household); walk-ins additional $1 per member, $2 per non-members. No family discount for walk-ins.

Sunday, August 24

two session choices

3:00pm-4:30pm OR 5:00pm-6:30pm

Hot Topics In History!


August 26th – The Unusual Lord Cornbury:  Uncover some not so royal conduct of this Queen Anne appointed Governor of the colonies of New York and New Jersey.


Meet at the Murray Farmhouse.

Appropriate for all who are interested in chatting or listening to chatterers of history! Donations gratefully accepted and will help support continuing educational programming at Poricy Park Conservancy and are tax deductible!

Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Adopt A Native Plant Program
Visit our native plant garden in front of the Nature Center. Learn about native plants, the way they benefit wildlife and water conservation. To read more about adopting a section, download: Native Plants, and the  map.
The Township's Grazing Goats project is made possible by a Sustainable Jersey $10,000 Small Grant. The goats will work in teams within a double-fenced, 2-acre area at Poricy Park to remove invasive vegetation. They will be hard at work, and graze the subject area over the 2014 Spring and Summer. Volunteers will maintain their water supply while the farmer will provide a safe environment for the goats. With the removal of invasives, future plans for the grazing area will replace those invasives with native warm season grasses. Native vegetation are essential to the eco system and for bio diversity, and once established do not need extra chemicals or pesticides to grow.
Download information about the invasive plant project at Poricy Park.