Come Out and Play

There is lots of summer and spring fun around the corner via the county’s Recreation Department. Here’s a look.Summer Camp Registration Opens on January 20 2015 for slider 450 x 280


Summer Fun Centers

For ages 5-12: The Summer Fun Center program begins on June 22, 2014 and runs through July 31, 2014. Summer Fun Centers are one of the many Recreation gems you’ll discover this season. Our crafts, sports, drama, special events, games and activities will provide sparkle to your child’s leisure hours. The Summer Fun Center program is organized fun guaranteed to generate lots of giggles. Participants must have completed Kindergarten and be entering first grade to register. Proof of school attendance may be required. For more information, call 240.777.6840. PROGRAMS WILL NOT MEET ON FRIDAY, JULY 3RD!!!

 Bauer Drive CRC399814 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Bradley Hills ES

399827 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Chevy Chase ES

399810 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Clara Barton CRC

399818 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Damascus CRC

399826 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Damascus ES

399819 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

East County CRC

399821 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Germantown CRC

399807 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Germantown ES

399809 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Gibbs, William B. ES

399830 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Glenallan ES

399832 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Good Hope CRC

399824 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Gwendolyn Coffield CRC

399834 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Martin Luther King MS

399813 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Loiederman MS

399829 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

 Long Branch CRC399812 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Longwood CRC

399806 6/22-7/30 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Marilyn J. Praisner CRC

399822 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Mid County CRC

399805 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Montgomery Village MS

399823 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Newport Mill MS

399811 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Glen Haven ES

399820 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Sherwood ES

399828 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Plum Gar CRC

399831 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Neelsville MS

399815 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Rocky Hill MS

399817 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Seven Locks ES

399833 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365

Upper County CRC

399816 6/22-7/30 8:00am-6:00pm $365

White Oak CRC

399808 6/22-7/31 8:00am-6:00pm $365


Registration for our spring softball season is underway! For adult men, women, co-rec and seniors play at parks throughout the county, each day of the week. For details, including flyers and registration go here. Registration ends March 26 with Opening Day in the middle of April.

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Mid-winter blues gotcha down? No problema. Montgomery County Recreation offer five yoga classes starting new sessions in February, and for a lot less money than, say, a week in Sarasota, you can find peace of mind without that pesky blue water, sand, sunshine, palm trees and fresh grouper sandwiches:

• Massage Ball Workout—Starting Feb. 8 at Yoga Plus in Potomac;

• Yoga/Stretching For Relaxation—Starting Feb. 11 at Mid-County Community Center;

• Yoga For Stress Relief—Starting Feb. 18 at Long Branch Community Center;

• Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation—Starting Feb. 23 at Longwood Community Center;

• Body Balance Yoga—Starting Feb. 25 at Longwood.

For complete details of each class, see pages 45-47 of our Winter Guide

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Our spring Family Entertainment and Exciting Trips and Senior Outdoor Adventures in Recreation have something for everyone. FEET daytrips include lots of live theatre and spring arts and crafts festivals, including the fabulous Occoquan Craft Show (photo). SOAR has more history tours, Nats and Orioles baseball, and water events. Registration opens Feb. 3. For details on each event and registration, see pages 92-98 of our NEW Spring Guide.

IT’S BACK! Get chatty with our Chattin’ Up Summer customer service day Feb. 21, where we blitz Twitter and Facebook to answer your questions about summer camps and programs. You ask, we answer, and we’ll direct you in all aspects of finding the best program for your kids and getting registered. Customer service will be available in-person at our office, via social media and phone. Call 240-777-6840 for more information.

Spring has sprung! Well, sorta. Our NEW Spring Guide of activities, classes and programs arrives today, and distribution to community, senior and swim centers, libraries, and County facilities begins Monday. Registration for classes, including aquatics, opens Feb. 9.

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Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

About Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

Multimedia Bilingual Rec Specialist at Montgomery County Recreation, loves videos, flowers and dogs. Winner of the “Poder Con Ganas” award from the Hispanic Democratic Club of Montgomery County .


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