Campers at the Historic Murray Farmhouse (photo by Lois Wilkes)
- Aug. 19, 2014
-- During camp campers savored the experience of the past 350 years throughout the week while celebrating the anniversary of both Middletown and New Jersey. From Lenape games like Kokolesh in the 1600’s, into the 20th century with paddle ball, slinky, and silly putty, campers were immersed in prized daily activities and costuming notable to each era. Activities took place at the historical Murray Farmhouse, Barn, surrounded by the Murray Pond and homestead.
This Camp was a Passport Community Event in celebration of Middletown 350, the township's founding 350 years ago in 1664. A series of special events and programs during the year gave the community many opportunities to celebrate the 350th anniversary, learn about the rich history of Middletown, and show pride in the township's unique community.
Photos available on request. Poricy Park Conservancy is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization located at 345 Oak Hill Road, Middletown Township, NJ. All community and summer camp programs are run by Poricy Park Conservancy. With exceptional ecological resources, the 250 acre historical and nature site makes it one of the largest parks in Monmouth County. The Park offers recreational activities such as magnificent wooded hiking trails, bird watching, pristine pond settings, fishing, and a one-of-a-kind 70 million year-old Cretaceous fossil bed. Poricy Park is home to the 1770 NJ Historic Murray Farmhouse and Barn. The Nature Center is open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm. For additional information, call the Nature Center at 732-842-5966 or visit www.poricypark.org.