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Montgomery County Recreation Cancels Summer Camp Due to COVID-19 Health Crisis and Prepares New Camp Alternatives 

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Montgomery County Recreation will have new safety standards in place for all programs and services as it plans for eventual reopenings following the COVID-19 health crisis. It has canceled all summer camps and programs and is refunding customer pre-payments while also developing contingency plans for new camps in a COVID-19 environment. In addition, facility rentals through May 31 have been canceled and registrations for summer activities and classes have been postponed until further notice.

Montgomery County Recreation is continuing to follow Maryland and Montgomery County guidelines regarding the reopening of facilities and programs. It is working on restructuring a new set of summer camp offerings if guidelines will eventually allow those programs this year. The department also has launched a new “Virtual Rec Room” that offers hundreds of ideas for creative family fun.

“Our team is ready to provide services and welcome the community back to our facilities, but we will not do so until it is safe,” said Director of Montgomery County Recreation Robin Riley. “Once we receive guidance from State officials, we will work closely with our local public health officials to determine the appropriate methods and timing to reopen our facilities and programs.”

Current updates for Montgomery County Recreation programs and services include:

  • Summer Camps: All summer camps are canceled and refunds are being processed. Summer camp payment plans also have been canceled.
  • Restructuring a new set of summer camp offerings—if they will be allowed this year. Details are not yet available on those possible offerings.
  • Facility Rentals: All rentals have been canceled through May 31, 2020.
  • Pass Holders and Memberships: Auto-renewals of passes and memberships have been canceled, including 12-punch passes. Once services resume, paid passes will be extended by 12 weeks from that time.
  • Summer Registration: Registration for summer activities and classes has been postponed until further notice.

In response to those seeking activities during the health crisis quarantine guidelines, Montgomery County Recreation launched a new “Virtual Rec Room” that offers hundreds of ideas for fun, creative activities for the whole family. The virtual Rec Room 24/7 is available at www.mocorec.com/recroom.

For more information about Montgomery County Recreation, contact recreation.customerservice@montgomerycountymd.gov or call the Emergency Customer Care line at 240-328-4617.

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Release ID: 20-253
Media Contact: Carmen Berrios Martinez 240-328-4049