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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!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Montgomery County Recreation and Montgomery Parks Earn Project Excellence Award

Montgomery County Recreation and Montgomery Parks, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, recently received the prestigious Project Excellence Award from the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) for their Vision 2030 Strategic Plan and the 2012 Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan.

The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the field of outdoor recreation research, planning, management and policy.

The Vision 2030 Strategic Plan and the 2012 PROS Plan include an innovative, long-term vision and a practical, analysis-based implementation component to guide the two agencies in meeting the needs of Montgomery County, one of the fastest growing communities in the country.

For more information about recreation and parks in Montgomery County, contact Judy Stiles, Montgomery County Recreation at 240-777-6875 or judy.stiles@montgomerycountymd.gov; or Melissa Chotiner, Montgomery Parks at 301-650-2866 or melissa.chotiner@montgomeryparks.org.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Retro Rockets

One of Baltimore's best retro bands will be coming to the Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. Enjoy The Retro Rockets on Monday June 24 at 1:00 p.m., and experience some of the best music from the 50's, 60's, and 70's with music from artists like Elvis, Chuck Berry, Etta James, The Drifters, and more! You are sure to have a blast!


POSTED: 8:56:00 AM |

Monday, June 10, 2013

Public Meeting on Accessibility at Recreation and Parks Facilities

Plan to join Montgomery County Department of General Services, Montgomery County County-Wide Advisory Board, Montgomery County's Commission on People with Disabilities and Montgomery Parks for a public meeting to address accessibility at recreational facilities and parks throughout the county.
More details are below and at on their website.

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Friday, June 07, 2013

Active Montgomery! Kicks Off This Saturday!

By Melissa Chotiner, Media Relations Manager for Montgomery Parks

Be Active Montgomery!

This Saturday, June 8, Montgomery Parks is serving as the host site for the county’s inaugural Be Active Montgomery! . It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Germantown Recreational Park, one of our biggest parks, and will feature lots of free games and activities, including

The event kicks off Montgomery County’s new Be Active Montgomery! campaign to encourage residents to lead healthy, active lifestyles. This is an important goal and one Montgomery Parks has at the center of its mission. With such a comprehensive park system, residents really don’t have to go far, spend a lot of money, or even plan very hard to find ways to be active. There are 418 parks in our system, so it’s easy to find a place to get outdoors. We have over 200 miles of trails (paved and natural surface) for hiking, biking, riding and running. We have hundreds of tennis courts, basketball courts and athletic fields. There are also opportunities for more organized / structured exercise / fitness activities at our ice rinks, tennis centers, and boating facilities. You can find and search for ways to get active in our parks at www.MontgomeryParks.org. If you want to just go out in your backyard, the county has that covered too with a new summer calendar of ideas as simple as playing tag, jumping rope or dribbling a ball.

The point is that there’s really no excuse not to get out this summer and be active. We are looking forward to the launch of the campaign this weekend, and we hope you’ll take time to join us. You can find out more about the initiative and a host of ways to be active on the county’s Be Active Montgomery! website.


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Monday, June 03, 2013

Therapeutic Recreation Programs

     Montgomery County Recreation provides a wide range of options for summer camps and programs including therapeutic recreation programming for children of all abilities. Accessible leisure, educational and personal development activities are provided through inclusion (mainstreaming) and adaptive programs. New this summer, the Therapeutic Recreation (TR) team announces Camp Bullseye, which serves middle school-age participants with learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and high functioning autism.

Additional therapeutic recreation camp offerings include: summer camps

Camp Achilles – ages 13 – 21, for teens with autism. Swimming, crafts, games and trips into the community. No personal care provided.

Camp Apollo – ages 6 – 12, for children within the autism spectrum. Community trips include swimming, nature centers and stream hikes. Arts and crafts, music and game playing increase social interactions. Campers should be able to follow two-step directions, manage their own behavior with moderate to minimal staff intervention and be able to make simple choices.

Camp Big Pines – ages 9 – 12, for youth with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD and/or mild behavior disabilities. Sports, outdoor games, swimming, theme weeks, board games, crafts and field trips.

Camp Bullseye – for middle school youth with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, high functioning autism and/or mild behavior disabilities. A transition from Camp Big Pines to the Summer Teen Center games and team building activities are offered to enhance socialization. Also, swimming, special events and local trips. No personal care provided.

Camp Chesapeake – ages 13 – 21, for teens with developmental disabilities. Daily travel camp that offers trips to regional parks and recreational facilities, swimming and canoeing. Trips featuring lots of walking and exercise are designed for active, independent teens.

Camp Little Pines – ages 5 – 8, for children with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD and/or mild behavior disabilities. Creative games, dance, swimming, theme weeks, arts and crafts, singing and field trips. Participants are placed in small groups for specific activities. No personal care provided.

Camp Personal Pursuits – ages 13 – 21, for teens with developmental disabilities. Games, crafts, swimming, local field trips, special events and theme weeks.

Camp Project Discovery – ages 5 – 18, for youth and teens with physical disabilities. Adapted sports, arts and crafts, games, swimming and theme week activities.

TR Summer Teen Center – ages 13 – 21, for active, independent teens with developmental disabilities. Offers activities to enhance social skills and self-esteem and promote independence and skills for life. Games, crafts, swimming, wellness activities, local field trips and special events. No personal care provided.

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