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Public Notice

Season 4: Growing Resilience Webinar Series

A Path Towards Regenerative Resilience

Climate Events, Public Health & Community Resilience


  • April 25, 2024: Why Climate Events, Public Health & Community Resilience?
  • May 23, 2024: Building Frameworks for Collaboration
  • June 27, 2024: Change Starts with You
  • July 25, 2024: Regenerative Well-being
  • August 22, 2024: Regenerating Community Well-being
  • September 26, 2024: Master Community Builders present a Just Transition
  • October 24, 2024: Community-driven Climate Resilience Planning
  • November 21, 2024: Panel Discussion: Using a Public Health Framework to Build Resilient Communities
  • December 12, 2024: Sharing Stories

For info call (845) 344-1234 ext. 274, or email

Port Jervis Recreation Communtiy Choir

All levels of musical experience and ages are welcome!

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, July 2nd then each Tuesday 3-5pm at PJ Recreation Center, 134 Pike St.

Concert at Riverside Park: August 20, 7 PM

For more information, reach out via email

Playlist Day Camp

Camp Dates

July 8th - August 16th, 9 AM - 4 PM

  • Early Drop off (7:30 AM) and Late Pick Up (5:30 PM) available!
  • Pack your own lunch, or choose a camp-prepared lunch!
  • Adult co-working space available

More Weeks = Bigger Savings!

  • 1-2 Weeks
    • $335 per week
    • Early Drop Off, Late Pickup, and Camp Lunch as add-ons
  • 3-4 Weeks
    • $299 per week
    • Early Drop Off, Late Pickup INCLUDED
    • Camp Lunch as add-on
  • 5-6 Weeks
    • $265 per week
    • Early Drop Off, Late Pickup, AND LUNCH INCLUDED

Register Here!

We care about doing our best to ensure every camper has the opportunity to attend Day Camp. Financial assistance is available for any families that request it!

Schedule a camp tour!

(845)288-4120 | |

Camp Inn

Technology and Innovation Overnight Camp

We are removing the barriers for the next generation of innovators

August 18-23 Register Now!

Three unique tracks for diverse & evolving passions

  • Technology
  • Innovation
  • Multimedia

Innovation. Care. Trust. Access.

Join Us This Summer At Camp Skywild

An overnight summer camp for kids with autism and their neurotypical siblings

August 25-30 at Camp Reimagined in Huguenot, NY

Learn more at or email

Alcohol & Drug Awareness Council of Orange County

Dear Port Jervis Community Members,

The Alcohol and Drug Awareness Council of Orange County (ADAC) is proud to be partnering with the Port Jervis City School District on an innovative new approach to substance use and mental health prevention. Through this initiative, called ADAC IMPACT (Improving Mindsets, Policies, and Communities, Together), ADAC will place highly skilled Prevention Specialists in school districts across Orange County to provide universal prevention education to all students as well as faculty and community members. The Prevention Specialists will also promote healthy living by implementing evidence-based programs and practices, presentations, disseminating information, and awareness campaigns relating to substance use and mental health. They will also facilitate a program called Teen Intervene, an internationally recognized early intervention model for youth who are at risk of or experiencing mild to moderate negative consequences from substance use. The Prevention Specialists will be embedded in the school district and become a part of the school culture, fostering relationships with students and staff alike in an effort to lower the likelihood of youth engaging in problematic substance use.

The Prevention Specialist for the Port Jervis City School District is Denise Hulse. Denise is a 1988 graduate of PJHS and graduate of Orange-Ulster BOCES. She has a life-long passion for helping youth in her community. She has been a volunteer for the Eldred school district as well as the PJCSD for many years, costuming all districts shows, for all grade levels, for ten years.  In addition, Denise was PJHS-PTSA secretary, PJHS-PTSA president, coordinator for various community fundraisers, photographer for school events, community events, and ADAC events, PJYFL cheerleading coordinator and assistant cheerleading coach, and Red Ribbon Week bow maker and volunteer for ADAC. She has received many awards for her volunteer work including Port Pride Award, ASK Performing Arts Award, and Orange Couty Citizen of the Month. Denise’s work with ADAC began as a volunteer.  Her desire to be more hands-on and have direct contact with the much needed and important work ADAC does lead her to a part-time position as Program Assistant.  She held that position for almost two years where she was the poster and essay contest coordinator working closely with sixteen school districts throughout Orange County, as well as the red ribbon week coordinator. When the IMPACT position was offered for Port Jervis, she decided to take a leap of faith and concentrate her efforts full time in her hometown. During her employment with ADAC, Denise completed and continues to complete training in the field of alcohol and drug awareness, social emotional skills, and harm reduction all with a strong focus on youth. She is highly motivated, high energy, and eager to begin her role as the new Prevention Specialist for the PJCSD. Anyone can reach out to Denise by phone, (845) 645-1109 or email,

ADAC is proud of our long-standing partnership with the Port Jervis City School District and Community, and we look forward to working together to help our youth and communities thrive. Additional questions or inquiries may be directed to our Prevention Director, MaryAlice Kovatch.


MaryAlice Kovatch
Prevention Director
(845)673-5903 ext. 227

Playlist Day Camp

160 Big Pond Rd. Huguenot, NY 12746

Freedom to Play, Freedom to Choose

In today’s fast-paced world, kids often find themselves immersed in scheduled activities chosen by adults, missing out on crucial life skills. Playlist Day Camp aims to change that narrative. At our camp, kids ages 4-15 collaborate with staff to craft their own schedules, fostering problem-solving, time management, flexibility, frustration tolerance, and conflict resolution. Beyond being a play space, our camp is where campers build a sense of belonging, develop life skills, and create lasting memories.

Camp Dates

July 8th - August 16th, 9 AM - 4 PM

  • Early Drop off (7:30 AM) and Late Pick Up (5:30 PM) available!
  • Pack your own lunch, or choose a camp-prepared lunch!
  • Adult co-working space available!

More weeks = Bigger Savings!

  • 1-2 weeks: $335 per week
    • Early Drop Off, Late Pickup, and Camp Lunch as add-ons
  • 3-5 weeks: $299 per week
    • Early Drop Off, Late Pickup INCLUDED
    • Camp Lunch as add-on
  • 6-7 weeks: $265 per week
    • Early Drop Off, Late Pickup AND LUNCH INCLUDED

Summer School Special!

If your child is enrolled in PJ Summer School, this is for you! Bussing will be provided to Camp from school each day, so your child can work and then go play!

  • Half-Day: $25 per day
    • Monday-Thursday
    • 12:30-5:30
    • Bussing provided!
  • Full-Day: $50 per day
    • Friday Only
    • 9:00-4:00
    • Add-ons available

We care about doing our best to ensure every camper has the opportunity to attend Day Camp.

Financial assistance milies that request it!

(845) 288-4120 | |

Tamerlaine Sanctuary & Preserve Presents Camp Compassion

  • Ages: 8-13
  • Date: July 22-26, 2024
  • Time: 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Activities:
    • Meet the Animals
    • Hiking
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Cooking Class
    • Scavenger Building
    • And Much More!

Vegetarian lunch & snacks provided

Full Scholarships available bases on income. Email for application.

For more information: please call: 917-697-4513

Registration link:

Port Jervis Youth Football League

  • MM - Ages 5, 6, 7 Weight max 120lb
  • D1 - Ages 8 & 9 Weight max 125lb
  • D2 - Ages 10 & 11 Weight max 142lb
  • D3 - Ages 12 & 13 Weight max 166lb

Check for more information and to register or contact us @

Register for PJYFL Football and Cheer

  • Football $175
  • Cheer $125

More Information

Capital Project Update:

Presentations from the November 12, 2019 Board of Education Meeting - Capital Project Proposal Overview.

2019.11.12 Port Jervis BOE presentation
BOE Presentation 11.12.2019

Community Resources

Orange County Crisis Call Center Contact Information

NY State of Health Letter to Families

New York State ESSA-Funded Programs Complaint Procedures 


Food Pantry
First Assembly of God
13 Rt. 6, Port Jervis

Port Jervis


Orange County

Child Abuse Hotline Number: 1-800-342-3720

Reports of suspected child abuse or maltreatment should be made immediately -- at any time of the day and on any day of the week -- by telephone to the New York Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (sometimes referred to as the State Central Register or SCR).

click here for more info

click here for poster in English and Spanish

Port Jervis City School District Indoor Community Winter Walking Trail

Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis Board of Education and the Port Jervis City School District would like to extend a wonderful opportunity to community members during the winter months. The indoor “Walking Trail” has been established in the High School and ASK Complex. We know that many district residents enjoy the use of our outdoor track and campus walkways and trails for exercise; and we would like to provide a safe and convenient alternative during the months of inclement weather (December - March) to allow those interested to keep exercising.

Click for more info and forms: Indoor Community Winter Walking Trail

The Easter Seals Community Outreach Drive

Monthly, Port Jervis, NY - Arrive at 9:30am to get a ticket. Limited waiting time.

Food Pantry is full of delicious and nutritious meats, fresh, frozen and canned foods. Breads and cake too! TURKEYS TURKEYS and more TURKEYS HERE!

* Seasonal clothes for infants and adults, including shoes.

** Medical van will be here**

Easter Seals Project Discovery
88 East Main St.
Port Jervis, N. Y. 12771
845-858-2874 phone