Every Wednesday: Eclectic Kids! By Giselle Cuevas

Afterschool Yoga, mindfulness, and nature-based art class. Ages 4-6, 4:00-5:00pm; Ages 7-12 @5:15-6:15pm

> $15 per child. Registration required

Last Sunday of every month, 3:00-5:00pm: Music at Midvale Acoustic Open Mic
Next dates: Feb 24, Mar 31. Come to play - or just to listen to great music (originals and covers). The last Sunday of each month. Light refreshments will be available. 
> $5 per person. No registration required; sign up to perform at the door between 2:30-3:00pm.​

Sat, Feb 16, 9:00am: "Spread the Trail Love Day" hiking event

This is a joint event with our partners from Hike the World and Merrell. We’ll be meeting at the main building where Merrell will be on hand for a quick demo of their ice blocks and to showcase some Thermo freeze or Ontario demo shoes. Then we'll set out for a hike to Wyanokie High Point trail, which is about two miles. After the hike, we'll head back to the main building to warm up with a hot cocoa bar (provided by Merrell) and a historic tour of the New Weis Center. The ice blocks will be available for a more in-depth test post-hike.

> $10 per person (includes everything). REGISTER NOW!

Open House for Spring Break and Summer day camps

Stop by and learn more about our wonderful camp programs, meet some of the staff, and see lots of pictures!

- Feb 26: Spring/Summer Camp Open House -West Milford Library
- Mar 6: Spring/Summer Camp Open House - Wanaque Library
- Mar 11: Spring/Summer Camp Open House - Ringwood Library

Sat, Mar 2 & Sun, Mar 3: Brownies/Juniors Patch Class

"2 Scoops of Science" - Earn your "Think Like a Scientist" badge while exploring the science of ice cream! Girls will discuss the importance of water in its different forms and take a hike to see the stream. We will learn about the chemical reaction that happens when ice cream is formed and the molecular chemistry terms behind it. After, girls will lead their own experiment and create their own ice cream!

Sat, Mar 16, 12:00-1:00pm: Goat Yoga from Totes Goats
1 hour of Vinyasa yoga with the fun and frisky goats from Totes Goats! Perfect for beginners. Class will be held in our cozy, rustic main room. 
> $30 per person. 

Apr 5-7 & 12-14: Iron Mountain Stage Company presents their spring show "Death & Taxes"

Tue-Thu, Apr 16-18 & 23-25: Spring Break Nature Camp!

Sat, Apr 20, 9:00-2:00pm: Earth Day Event!

Join us in celebrating the earth with special hikes, environmental programs, guided walks and talks, and more. Details coming soon.

Sat, Apr 27, 4:00-5:00pm: Goat Yoga from Totes Goats
1 hour of Vinyasa yoga with the fun and frisky goats from Totes Goats! Perfect for beginners. Class will be held in our cozy, rustic main room. 
> $30 per person. 

Sat, May 18, 5:00-7:00pm: Earth Living Skills class

by Joe Blevis - "Introduction to Bird Languages"

Jul 8-Aug 16: Summer Nature Camp! 

Ages 6-12, 9:00am-3:00pm. Signup for a week...or the whole summer!

Aug 19-23: Summer "Highlands Forest Expedition" Camp!

Special 1-week camp for ages 12-14! 9:00am-3:00pm. Details and registration coming soon.



Programs for individuals and groups of all ages

  • Afterschool nature-based yoga and art program from our partner Eclectic Kids
  • Public programs: include guided nature walks and talks by Weis staff and guest experts, historical and culture programs, as well as special presentations and events.
  • Primitive survival skills classes taught by Joe Blevis of Earth Living Skills. Topics include firebuilding, shelter making, bird languages, basketry, local plants, awareness & movement.
  • Group programs: include field trips for schools,homeschoolers, rec departments and area camps.
  • Nature focused day camps run during thesummerand spring schoolbreaks.


Performing Arts
Iron Mountain Stage Company, ​a local non-profit theatre company that has been performing continuously since 1993, makes Weis their permanent home for rehearsals and performances. They present a spring and fall production, as well as a special holiday show and occasional public workshops.


"Music at Midvale" Acoustic Open Mic! An afternoon of live music on the last Sunday afternoon each month. Signup to perform at the door starting at 2:30pm; music starts at 3:00 and ends at 5:00pm. Light refreshments are available. Details and performance guidelines.


  • Exhibit of landscape and nature photographs, taken locally by Joann Lightbody, a lifelong Ringwood, NJ resident. Joann has captured the beauty of the area in her photos, which are on display in the main building.
  • Enjoy an exhibit of beautiful and inspiring nature photography by talented local artists Vera Lazar, Tom Tarbutton, and Karin Ahmed! Main building.


Goat Yoga! Classes conducted by Totes Goats LLC. An hour of Vinyasa yoga and time to ask questions and play with the adorable goats.

Highlands Obstacle Adventure course! Classes conducted by Tobin Osusky of Temple Qinesis. Trail run and obstacle course, with mountaintop yoga and mindfulness! Sundays at 1:00pm.

Guided Hikes 

Public guided hikes may be offered throughout the year, and can be scheduled for private groups, party or special event. Hikes are led by a first aid certified staff member, and may focus on local history, flora, and fauna found along the trail. Learn more about hiking at Weis and in the adjacent Norvin Green State Forest. 

Swimming in the Highlands Natural Pool, which is adjacent to our property. Experience a mountain-stream fed pool in a beautiful, forested setting. Snack bar on premises.


We are happy to welcome ALL Scout groups to The New Weis Center. We offer many programs for Scouts, including badge classes, service projects, camping and firecircles, and hosting special events. Please check our Scouting page for all the details and upcoming events!