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This fun-filled blog provides updates and information and Montgomery County Recreation programs and activities. Please send comments, questions, and anything else you would like to share to T.Recs@montgomerycountymd.gov. Be sure to check back often; you never know…your comments or pictures could be posted next!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Payment Plans help families budget for summer programs

Payment plans are available for Recreation Summer Camps to help families budget for summer programs. Signing up is quick and easy, and your payments can be automatically deducted from your credit card. There are no interest fees or other extra charges. When registering, make an initial payment of 25 percent of the total cost. After that, make three more payments that equal 25 percent of your total cost.

Payment plans can be set up online through RecWeb, which is available on-line at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec or in person at our Recreation Department Administrative Office, 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring. For more information about payment plans go to:  Summer Payment Plans
POSTED: 10:48:00 AM |

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Registration Continues for Summer Camps and Programs

Think Sun! Think Summer! Think Fun!

Registration for Montgomery County Recreation’s summer camps and programs is continuing, Many programs and activities are filling so you want to register today to reserve the perfect summer fun for your child. Space is limited  and signups are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Choose from hundreds of affordably priced offerings, including sports, nature, robotics, magic, swimming and theatre, listed in the Summer Camps Guide, available online at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec or in print at Recreation facilities throughout the County. Camps and summer programs are available for tots to teens and all skill levels at hundreds of locations around the County.

There are four ways to register: online at RecWeb, by mail, by fax or in person at the Recreation Department Administrative Offices, 4010 Randolph Rd., Silver Spring.

For more information, call 240-777-4980.
POSTED: 10:27:00 AM |

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

"Chattin Up Summer"

Chattin Up Summer
POSTED: 2:17:00 PM |

Thursday, February 13, 2014

February is American Heart Month

Heart disease, stroke and cardiovascular disease claim the lives of about 600,000 Americans every year and to raise awareness, February has become American Heart Month. In 2011 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) started the Million Heartscampaign, which aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. by 2017. One way to help reduce the risk is to exercise regularly, which can help you manage contributing factors such as weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure.

We have a wide variety of classes to help you get moving, build exercise into your weekly routine, and ultimately improve your heart health.

Dance and Fitness (20 sessions, $140)
This class offers a complete cardiovascular aerobic workout with a variety of music and choreographed moves that will keep all participants (women and men) engaged and entertained. The classes include flexibility and leg routines leading into a full aerobic workout, plus weights, abdominal work and cool down stretch. Experienced instructors are trained and certified in CPR. Bring a mat/blanket for floor work, and hand weights (optional). Questions? Email dancenfitness@verizon.net.
Jackie Sorensen’s Strong Step (10 sessions, $70)
This is a high-energy, low-impact fitness class that will get your heart pumping and put a smile on your face. We incorporate a blend of exercises, and resistance training to providea full body workout. Students can adjust step level to vary intensity. Participants provide own step, exercise mat, and 1-6 lbs. hand weights (optional). Limited steps available for class use. Call instructor to verify availability at (240)-207-3091.

Turbo Kick (11 sessions, $88)
This class is for participants ages 16 and up (14-15 if accompanied by parent or guardian). Cardio kickboxing is the perfect way to keep your heart healthy. This class also incorporates body-sculpting moves to help you get lean and toned. Put it all to dance music and you’ve got a high-intensity, fast-paced, class that is FUN and totally addicting! For more info, contact Jacki at: smilenbaby@hotmail.com.

Knockout Workout (8 sessions, $64)
Participants must be age 16 and up (13-15 if accompanied by parent or guardian). Challenge yourself with a unique blend of non-stop intense cardio boxing and body sculpting combinations. We’ll do intervals of cardio and strength training to help you improve your muscle strength, speed, agility, flexibility and of course, your heart health! Bring weighted gloves (optional) and a mat for floor workout. Questions? Contact Jeanne@koworkout.com or visit www.koworkout.com.

POSTED: 10:06:00 AM |

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Summer Programs Summer Programs Virtual Outreach Blitz

Montgomery County Recreation is sponsoring a summer camp virtual outreach blitz on Saturday, February 22 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Staff will be waiting by the Customer Service Mailbox, “taking it to the tweets”, and keeping an active Facebook status to provide immediate responses to questions about summer programs. The Administrative Office, 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring will also be open for in-person service. Outdoors Camps
The “Chattin’ It Up Summer” information session will assist families with selecting the perfect summer program, understanding the registration process, assist with setting up summer payment plans, and answer other questions about the Recreation Department’s hundreds of programs and activities.  In addition to answering the questions the event will feature social media contests during the event.
To participate in Chattin’ It Up Summer:
·        Through e-mail - Recreation.CustomerService@montgomerycountymd.gov
·        Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MoCoRec
·        Friend on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/montgomerycountyrecreation
·        By Telephone: 240-777-6800
“Chattin’ It Up Summer” is provided as an opportunity for families that find weekends a little less harried, however, informationSummer Fun Centers and registration is always available on the website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec on our website. Full Service in-person registration is available at 4010 Randolph Rd., Silver Spring, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
POSTED: 10:29:00 AM |

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Staying Active Can Be Fun and Easy

Many of us approach the New Year with a renewed commitment to becoming healthier. We are bombarded with new trends that claim to help us lose weight and get in shape, however, the most effective method has always been to choose healthier foods, control portions and increase physical activity. Often we take an all-or-nothing approach to fitness but sticking with activities and making small changes in our routine can yield positive health benefits.

Activities such as swimming, dancing, martial arts and fitness classes are fun and they burn calories. For those who prefer a less structured workout, the weight and exercise rooms at the Recreation Department’s community recreation centers are affordable and convenient ways to exercise.

Photo: ExercisingExercise is not only good for you but it can also increase work productivity and is an excellent way to manage stress and maintain a positive attitude. County career staff is reminded to take advantage of the employee discount for Recreation programs and memberships. For more information on the employee discounts, click here.

Registration for spring programs opens on February 13. The spring Recreation and Parks Guide will be available online at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec on February 3. The spring Guide has hundreds of programs and activities for all ages and interests.
POSTED: 8:30:00 AM |

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Summer Program Registration Is Now Open

Graphic: Summer Rec. Guide
In the midst of frigid winter temperatures, it may be hard to think about summer but many parents have already made plans for what their children will do during the summer out-of-school months. Montgomery Recreation has hundreds of summer programs to keep kids actively involved in activities. Sports, nature and art are the most popular camps, but there are also aquatics, engineering, magic and horseback riding.

Summer Fun Centers are a great deal for parents looking for safe, affordable recreation activities. The programs serve children ages 5 - 12 years and include sports, games, skits and drama activities, music and special events. The activities are well planned and supervised and kids love the fun. The one-time flat fee of $350 provides families with summer programming from June 23 to August 1.


To help families manage the cost of summer programming, the Recreation Department offers a convenient payment plan that can be set up through RecWeb, the online registration system. There is no need to worry with remembering to make payments as they are automatically processed from the customer’s credit card each month. Many families find this method helpful as it provides a way to budget incrementally rather than having to pay all up front. For more information on the payment plan, information on summer programs or to register, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec.

POSTED: 9:14:00 AM |
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