Recreation Department Extends Summer Camps at Six Community Centers 

The East County Community Center in Silver Spring.

The Montgomery County Recreation (MCR) Department extended summer camp programs at select recreation centers to serve families that benefit from the department’s financial assistance program.

Per a release from the county, the following centers will extend camps, to begin Monday, Aug. 9 and Aug. 16:

  • East County Community Center (Silver Spring)
  • Good Hope Community Center (Silver Spring)
  • Mid-County Community Recreation Center (Silver Spring)
  • Plum Gar Community Center (Germantown)
  • Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center
  • White Oak Community Recreation Center

The programs are meant to offer additional childcare options to communities with the most families eligible for MCR’s financial assistance program: RecAssist. According to the county, RecAssist offers financial aid to residents to use for most recreation activities and memberships.

Residents are eligible for RecAssist if they currently receive assistance from any of the following programs:

  • Care for Kids
  • Housing assistance from a shelter
  • Maryland Energy Assistance
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Montgomery County HHS Rental Assistance Program
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)

Register your child for extended summer programs at the six centers here.

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. She can be reached at or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.


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