​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​UPCOMING EVENTS

Please note: some programs require pre-registration and/or advance payment, please see details below


IN-PERSON PROGRAMS


▶ Sep 17-Nov 13: Afterschool Programsfor Elementary ("Nature Discovery") & Middle School ("Eco-Adventure Challenge")


▶ Oct 13-Nov 17: Fall Afterschool Nature Camp! 6-week outdoor session for ages 7-12, Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30pm.


▶ Oct 29 & 30, 6:00-7:30pm: (Almost) Full Moon Night Hikes!

Don your costume and join us for a night hike as we follow our winding trails under the light of an (almost) full moon! As we walk amongst the trees, we'll look and listen for signs and sounds of nocturnal creatures of the forest. We'll climb to a secret viewpoint where we'll stop to stargaze before returning to the field. Costumes are optional - but we'll have a prize for the best! Please bring a flashlight or headlamp, wear sturdy shoes/boots with good tread. Masks are required (costume masks are not sufficient) and social distancing will be maintained. Park in the main (outer) lot on Snake Den Rd.

> Oct 29: $8 per person  SOLD OUT!

> Oct 30: $8 per person  SOLD OUT


Nov 4, 3:30-6:00pm: Sunset Hike for Teens!

Sr. Educator Sarah Crosby will lead teens (and tweens) ages 12-17 on a hike through rocky forest trails on our way up to a viewpoint to watch the sunset! As we walk amongst the trees, we'll talk about what makes the fall forest so special, and listen for sounds of the evening coming alive with nocturnal creatures. Bring a flashlight or headlamp, wear sturdy shoes/boots with good tread. Masks are required and social distancing will be maintained. Drop-off is in the main (outer) lot on Snake Den Rd. 
> $12 per person  REGISTER NOW!


▶ Nov 8, 11:00am-1:30pm: Primitive Cooking & Water Purification - Led by Joe Blevis of Earth Living Skills


▶ Nov 14, 10:00am-12:00pm (Brownies) & 1:00pm-3:00pm (Juniors): Girl Scout Launch It! Think Like an Engineer badge


▶ Nov 21, 10:30am-2:30pm: Merit Badge Class - Bird Study


▶ Nov 22, 11:00am-1:30pm: Primitive Firemaking- Led by Joe Blevis of Earth Living Skills


▶ Dec 28-31: Winter Break Nature Camp!  Details coming soon



ON HOLD due to the COVID-19 pandemic; we will resume these popular programs when circumstances allow.


The last Sunday of the month, 3:00-5:00pm: Music at Midvale Acoustic Open Mic
Join us near the old farmhouse for an afternoon of acoustic all outdoors music (originals and covers). Please bring your own refreshments and a folding chair. Smoking and alcohol are not permitted on the property.
> $5 per person, additional donations welcome! Signup to perform between 2:30-3:00pm; music starts at 3:00. NO registration required.


Goat Yoga - classes will resume as soon as possible
45 minutes of Vinyasa yoga with the fun and frisky goats from Totes Goats! Perfect for beginners.



VIRTUAL ONLINE PROGRAMS

PUBLIC PROGRAMS​​​​​​​​​​​
None at this time

SCOUTS
▶ 
Virtual Girl Scout badges for troops are now available! The classes consist of two ~1 hour video sessions scheduled approx a week apart, with activities for scouts to do in between sessions. Interested leaders can contact us to schedule a class. $12/scout; minimum 10, maximum 20. We currently offer:
Daisy - Eco Learner Badge
Brownie - Household Elf Sustainability Badge
Junior - Animal Habitats Badge

​​EDUCATION, ARTS & RECREATION


​Education

Programs for individuals and groups of all ages

  • Public programs: include guided nature walks and talks byWeis staffand guest experts, historical and culture programs, as well as special presentations and events.
  • After-school nature programs for grades 1-12
  • 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 and during thesummerand winter and spring schoolbreaks.


Arts

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 acting improv workshops several times a year.


Music

"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.


"Music at Midvale" Concert Series.


Photography

  • 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.


Recreation

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


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.


Scouting

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!


COVID-19 UPDATE: We are open for OUTDOOR programs, have increased our cleaning and disinfecting protocols, and are following the recommended health and safety guidelines at all programs and events. Masks MUST be worn and social distancing maintained  at all programs and when using the indoor restrooms. We THANK YOU for your continued support!

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