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


 
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).


Summer Camp Refund Policy is printed on Summer Camp Registration Form.
Although walk-in registration the day of a program is available with some programs, a program will be cancelled if
pre-registration minimums are not met. Please call the Nature Center at 732-842-5966, M-F, 9am-4pm to register.
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.

Nature's Classroom
Exciting Weekly Themes
Thursday Explorations
NATURE’S CLASSROOM!
For children aged 3 ½ to 6 years old
Spring is in the air! You can feel it on the breeze!! Our nurturing naturalist will lead children on hikes, captivate them with nature stories, and engage them in fun crafts and activities.  This is an ongoing weekly session; you may sign up for multiple weeks or individual weeks that meet your schedule. Class size is limited and program payment is required with signed registration form! Registration required one week in advance.
THURSDAYS
Mornings 9:30am-11:30am
                   OR
Afternoons 12 pm-2pm
Fee: Multiple session & sibling discounts available
Members $18 per session; Non-members-$22 per session 
Note: Registration required one week in advance. 
Register Mon-Fri 9am-4pm 732-842-5966
Rebecca’s Reel Quilters General Monthly Meeting
Sundays, Sept 7h & Oct 19th 2pm-4pm  
Meet at the Nature Center

Monday Afternoons 12 pm-2pm

For children aged 3 ½ to 6 years old. 

Explore nature’s magical winter secrets in Poricy Park! Our nurturing naturalist uses imaginative themes to engage children with hands-on art, science and outdoor activities. This is an ongoing weekly session; you may sign up for multiple weeks or individual weeks that meet your schedule. Class size is limited and program payment is required with signed registration form! Registration required one week in advance.

Fee: Multiple session & sibling discounts available

Members $18 per session; Non-members-$22 per session

Note: Registration required one week in advance. 

Seasonal Hearth Cooking

Sunday, January 25th   1:30pm-3:30pm

Rich aromas will envelope you as you step into our open hearth kitchen in the NJ State historic Murray Farmhouse! Mistress Gullman will be using cooking artifacts, techniques and recipes typical of colonial times. Appropriate for ages 7 to 107 (children must be accompanied by their adult). Registrations limited due to size of room - Please courteously register in advance at the Nature Center 732-842-5966 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Meet at the Murray Farmhouse. Regular program fees listed in special section.

Online registration.

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.
Download information about the invasive plant project at Poricy Park.

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.


CALL FOR DATES & DETAILS


Hot Topics In History

Tuesdays – Jan 27th and Feb 24th, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for some stimulating conversation and relaxing tea!– Due to the cold weather, we will be meeting in the Nature Center.) January: “Treason & Betrayal”  Following our exploration of Washington's Secret Six, we’ll view and discuss this episode from the History Channel series on the American Revolution. February: “Rebellion to Revolution” This History Channel episode covers the rebellion as it escalates into war. 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!

Online registration.

One, Two, Three !

The Great Backyard Bird Count

FREE EVENT!

Sunday, February 15th, 2pm-4pm

Participate in the 2015 GBBC! We will tally on the third day of this annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages across the continent.  Participants may also send in photos for fun or as part of the GBBC Photo Contest! Why do this? Scientists need our help to document bird distribution and movements.  Plus, bird watching is one of the fastest growing hobbies, anyone can participate, and it’s fun! Appropriate for all! (Children must be accompanied & supervised by an adult).

Meet at the Nature Center. Binoculars and field guides available for rental.

Day Camp

Bird Friends !

Monday, February 16th

9:00 am – 12:00 pm OR 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; extended care available

Absorb bird culture as we learn about their clever tactics to work with and around the elements and how people have learned from them as well. Campers will make mini nests to take home and work together to construct kid-sized nests!

Note: Please dress for the weather-we go on hikes. All campers please bring a morning snack – full day campers need to also bring a bag lunch.

Meet at the Nature Center; call to pre-register

Fee: Ask about our Sibling discounts and extended care 8am-6pm!

Half Day: $42 Members; $48 Non-members

Full Day: $60 Members; $68 Non-members

Colonial Children’s Tea –  two dates available!

Saturday, Feb 21st, 4pm-5pm 

OR Sunday, February 22nd, 4pm-5pm

Participate in a colonial tea party inside our historic 1770’s Murray farmhouse. You will sample various refreshments, dance and practice colonial manners!  Appropriate for ages 4 through 10 (Children must be supervised & accompanied by adult). Please courteously register in advance. Limited seating available. Meet at the Nature Center Farmhouse.

Fee: One child with accompanying adult - $15

Each additional child with adult - $5  (max 3 children with each adult)

George & Martha Tea

Sunday, February 22nd, 2pm-3:30pm

Experience a colonial tea in our historic 1770’s Murray Farmhouse. You will sample various refreshments peppered with conversation relating to George & Martha and partake in some Colonial entertainment! Appropriate for adults and older children interested in sitting at a tea (Children must be supervised & accompanied by adult). Please courteously register in advance. Limited seating available. Meet at the Murray Farmhouse 

Fee: Members-$6; Non-members-$8

Online registration.