March 10, 2021

Registration Begins Monday, March 15, for Montgomery Recreation and Montgomery Parks Summer Camps

Montgomery County Recreation (MCR) and Montgomery Parks this summer will be hosting safe, fun and exciting camps that promote active and healthy lifestyles for children. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday, March 15, via, the registration and facility reservation system shared by Montgomery Parks, Montgomery County Recreation and the County’s Department of Community Use of Public Facilities. 

Summer camp programming may look a little different as County programs follow local, State and Federal guidelines to decrease the spread of COVID-19. County restrictions likely will include outdoor programming, smaller group sizes, a health questionnaire, COVID-19 waivers, sanitizing and more.  

County Recreation camps offer a broad range of programs located throughout the County, with an emphasis on safety and fun. In-person programs will take place outdoors and there will be some virtual summer activities.  

MCR is accepting applications for 2021 RecAssist, which provides eligible County residents an opportunity to receive a scholarship to use toward most summer programs. County residents who currently receive public assistance from any of these programs are eligible for RecAssist: Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA); Supplemental Security Income; Housing Assistance from a Shelter; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Maryland Medicaid; Care for Kids; Maryland Energy Assistance; Montgomery County HHS Rental Assistance Program; and WIC. 

To view the Montgomery County Recreation guide and register, go to

Residents can search summer camps by activity, date, age, location and cost. Registration also is available by mail, online or by limited in-person appointments. For more information about registration, visit the website or call 240-777-6840. 

Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is offering more than 50 summer camps in 2021, including in-person and virtual opportunities.   

The camps span a variety of interests, including ice skating, ice hockey, tennis, golf, gardening, outdoor adventure, nature and science. Camps are available for children ages 3-14, and include half-day and full-day options, with some offering before- and after-care. 

New this summer are several virtual camps, where participants will receive a kit of supplies and participate in a mix of online sessions and self-guided activities.  

In-person camps will adhere to County and State health and safety guidance. Group sizes will be limited and face coverings will be required. 

A complete guide of summer camp offerings is available online, with registration opening Monday on  Select Montgomery Parks camps are offering a $25 discount for registration by April 5.   

Campers are also encouraged to apply for the Marye Wells-Harley Dream Camp Scholarship that provides funds for young people, ages 6-14, from diverse backgrounds within Montgomery County to attend camp.