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).

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
Hot Topics In History!

April In the Murray Farmhouse (weather permitting) - Peggy Shippen Arnold: A presentation and discussion about the wife of Benedict Arnold and her role in the infamous plot to turn West Point over to the British! 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!

Tuesday, April 22nd, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday Explorations

Nature’s Classroom!

For children aged 3 1/2 to 6 years old

Discover the wonders in Poricy Park as nature awakes from its winter sleep! 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


Afternoons 12 pm-2pm

Fee: Multiple session & sibling discounts available

Members $18 per session; Non-members-$20 per session

Note: Registration required one week in advance.

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! Our 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.

Saturdays 10am-11am for Teens & Adults

Fee: $12 members; $15 non-members

*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.

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.


cub scout
Earth Day Celebration
Free Event

Head over to Poricy Park for a free morning of fun, games and education.

Middletown’s special Earth Day Celebration includes a musical performance by Miss Sherri featuring “Go Go Green”; gardening tips and money-saving hints provided by Rutgers’ New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station; native garden plant identification; the Follow a Drop of Water Workshop & Hike; a recycled arts and crafts display and workshop; and recycled games. 

Free saplings will be given to the first 150 families. Recycling items to be collected at the event include electronics and crayons.


This free event is hosted by Poricy Park Conservancy, Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council, and Middletown Recreation Department. It’s part of the Middletown 350, a collection of events designed to celebrate the township’s founding in 1664. Bring your passport to get an Earth Day sticker. 

Saturday, April 26, 10:30am-1:30pm

Passport Community Event*

Murray Farmhouse & Barn Open!

Weekend in Old Monmouth

Free Event

Explore our 1770 historic Murray Farmhouse and barn as one of the many important sites open for this celebration of Monmouth County history! We will offer many exciting activities during this FREE two day event. We will showcase the life of our own Monmouth Militia patriot, Joseph Murray, and his family with activities such as Colonial children’s games, womanly arts, cooking over an open hearth, light infantry drill demo, tours of our authentic 18th century house and barn, plus much more!

Saturday, May 3rd, 10am-5pm

Sunday, May 4th, 12pm-5pm


Saturday, December 7
5K Run/Walk, 5 Mile Run and

Kids’ 2K Fun Run
Thank you to all our sponsors and runners for a fun day! 

Click Here for photos from Lee Beaumont. Thank you Lee!

Congratulations First Place race winners!

5K Male: Matt D'Auria, 14,

Ocean Twp, 20:40

5K Female: Caitlin Mendina, 13 Navesink, 23:29

5M Male: Daniel Chawner, 40, Middletow, 33:17

5M Female: Rachel Kenny, 13 Matawan, 34:26 (JSRC Member)

For additional results, visit www.JSRC.org.

Sincere Thanks to our Sponsors!

Champion Sponsor:
Tom's Ford

Legacy Sponsors:
Jersey Shore Running Club
Friend of Murray Farmhouse
Eberhard Carpet One
Pool World
Uras Monuments
VanNortwick Properties, LLC
T&W Landscaping
Golda & Golda LLC
Edward Jones, Patrick J. Chanod, Jr.
OrthoCenter Orthopaedic
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, PA

Allan M. Ruda, DDS &
Beth De Angelis, DMD

MHPT Physical Therapy
Beacon Awards & Signs
Muscle Maker Grill

Super Stop & Shop, Middletown
Bagel Oven
Whole Foods Market, Middletown
Delicious Orchards
D’Alessio’s Bagel Express
Post Race meal provided by
Muscle Maker Grill of Middletown.

Special thanks goes out to the dedicated volunteers and Staff of Poricy Park Conservancy, the Jersey Shore Running Club, Middletown Township Public Works/Park Maintenance Division, Fairview Volunteer First Aid Squad, Middletown Township Auxiliary Police and all those who participated, for the time and energy to make this a successful race.