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Stories, A Stroll, & Stars: A Night at SOC

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Fall is the perfect time for stories around the campfire. And that’s just the beginning!

Fall is the perfect time to gather around the campfire with friends for some not-too-scary stories. Popular storyteller Ken Karnas will be our featured speaker at this Night-Before-Halloween event. Throughout his 42-year teaching career, Ken used stories to enhance every academic area he taught. In addition to using storytelling in the classroom, Ken has shared his tales with audiences of all ages in libraries, museums, parks, and now at NJSOC’s Piney Point fire circle.

Following the storytelling, you’re invited to join former Park Ranger and NJSOC Educator, Tom Card, for a not-at-all-scary night hike. Discover the beauty of Stokes State Forest by moonlight and learn about some of its residents who are active at night on this easy hike along a cleared path.

Or, if you prefer, bring some marshmallows and hang out at the campfire, or head over to the corral for some stargazing on your own.

Come just for the campfire and stories (about 30-40 minutes), or stay longer and enjoy the SOC “nightlife”. It’s up to you!

This program is open to adults and families with children of any age. Registration is required. In case of inclement weather, participants will be notified via email regarding whether the program will be rescheduled, cancelled, or whether the storytelling portion may be moved indoors. Refunds of registration fees (less Eventbrite fees) will be available in any of those instances.

If you have any difficulty with the registration process, please let us know so we can help! Contact us at info@friendsofnjsoc.org.

The Friends of the New Jersey School of Conservation is a U.S. tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. When NJSOC closed in July 2020, the Friends launched a campaign to save it. This ultimately led to negotiations with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, owners of NJSOC, to obtain an interim management agreement for the School. This agreement was finalized in April 2021, and the Friends of NJSOC are proud to offer limited programming at NJSOC with the help of dedicated and talented volunteers. We are pleased to register you for one of our programs!


October 30
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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NJ School of Conservation
1 Wapalanne Road
Sandyston, 07826 United States
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The Friends of NJSOC