August 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

JCC in Rockville Strives for Inclusion with Climbing Tower for Children of All Abilities 

Inclusion is the mission of Camp JCC at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington in Rockville. About 20% of campers have differing intellectual or developmental abilities. In June, the center introduced a new climbing tower that children with all abilities can use. Camp counselor Carlos Perez said his brother, who has special needs, attended […]

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August 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Recreation Department Extends Summer Camps at Six Community Centers 

The Montgomery County Recreation (MCR) Department extended summer camp programs at select recreation centers to serve families that benefit from the department’s financial assistance program. Per a release from the county, the following centers will extend camps, to begin Monday, Aug. 9 and Aug. 16: East County Community Center (Silver Spring) Good Hope Community Center […]

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June 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

37-Foot High Wall Ready for Climbing at JCC in Rockville

A 37-foot high climbing tower is up and ready to scale for campers and members of the Bender Jewish Community Center in Rockville. Staff members were trained Thursday on climbing, belaying and confidence building techniques. They also tried the tower itself, climbing up 30 feet  and touching the top deck, said Camp JCC Director Phil […]

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January 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

On Social Media, Local Leaders Commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Wednesday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, meant to commemorate victims of genocide by Nazi Germany. On Jan. 27, 1945, the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by Soviet troops. Wednesday marks the 76th anniversary. On Twitter, Montgomery County and state leaders recognized and remembered the millions of victims of the Holocaust. An anniversary that we need […]

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July 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Here’s What to Expect at MCM’s Virtual Podcasting Camp Starting Monday

Montgomery Community Media’s annual youth summer camps have received a makeover this year because of the coronavirus. MCM is still offering youth podcasting camp and smartphone video production camp for children ages 12 and up, but this summer the camps for are virtual. We caught up with Krushae Starnes, the assistant teacher for podcasting camp. […]

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May 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Recreation, Parks Cancel Scheduled Summer Camps

The Montgomery County Recreation Department and the Parks Department announced in separate statements Wednesday all of its summer camps are canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Refunds are being processed to anyone who has registered. According to Carmen Berrios Martinez, a spokesperson for the Recreation Department, about 6,500 people had registered for 2020 summer recreation […]

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August 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

Food, Fun, Fitness and Fundamentals at Greencastle Elementary School’s Summer Camp (VIDEO)

Greencastle Elementary School is hosting a summer camp for rising second to sixth graders in Silver Spring and the fun program includes food, fitness and academic fundamentals. The camp is made possible by a partnership between MCPS, Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation, the Montgomery County Police Department and Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington. MCPS-TV […]

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June 30, 2015 | Staff Writer

ACSGW Hosts Free Lunch and Learn Summer Camp

The Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington announced on June 30 that it will offer the Adventist Lunch & Learn free summer camp for children and teens at the John Nevins Andrews School in Takoma Park. According to a news release, ACSGW is a cosponsor for the camp, which offers math, English, computer skills training and swimming. The effort […]

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August 9, 2012 | Larry Merewitz

DV Camp Updates

The DV(digital Video) camp concept began in June when Larry, Training and Volunteer Services Mgr. and Ellen Donnelly the Trainer, decided to run a camp for youth during the summer of 2012. The idea was good, then we looked at each other and said how do we keep nine 14 year olds excited all day, […]

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