May 4, 2017

Montgomery County Recreation Department Extend Summer Programs Due to Later Start Date of the School Year

The Montgomery County Recreation Department has extended summer programs to help families who may not have the option to take off additional weeks from work to care for their children. This follows the executive order that Gov. Larry Hogan signed last fall, which required Maryland’s public schools to start classes after Labor Day, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. Montgomery County Public Schools traditionally started the school year on the first Monday of the last full week in August.

County Executive Ike Leggett announced that the Recreation Department’s summer camp programs will be extended this summer at a press event on April 6. Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith, Board of Education Vice President Dr. Judith Docca and Department of Recreation Director Gabe Albornoz joined Leggett for the announcement.

Montgomery County Recreation added more than 40 additional full or half-day programs. This included six Summer Fun Centers (SFC), which are the Department of Recreation’s most affordable summer day programs. These SFC were positioned to serve communities with the greatest number of families eligible for the RecAssist, which is the Department of Recreation’s financial assistance program. Find information about summer programs.