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A Travel Program For Active Adults 55+


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Senior Outdoor Adventures in Recreation


AT LAKE TOBIAS WILDLIFE PARK IN HALIFAX, PA. See page 5 for more information.

Spring 2014


SOAR is designed for active adults, age 55 and over. Each activity or trip requires a substantial amount of walking and/ or physical exertion. Program participants should be in good physical condition and consult with their physician if they have any concerns before registering/ participating in an activity. Also, since these programs are held rain or shine, participants should plan to dress accordingly. Every effort will be made to accommodate individuals with disabilities on each trip. However, due to the historic nature and outdoor adventure components of many trips, this might not always be possible. Please call the SOAR Trip Coordinator at 240-777-4926 to discuss your individual needs/concerns. Recreation also offers a less strenuous travel program, the new FEET (Family Entertainment and Exciting Trips) program for all ages. Individuals seeking this less strenuous travel program should review the upcoming trips listed in the “Guide to Recreation & Park Programs� or contact the FEET Coordinator at 240-777-4933.


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Senior Outdoor Adventures in Recreation CHERRY BLOSSOM CRUISE AND LUNCH ON THE SPIRIT CRUISE LINE We’ll begin our day by cruising along the Potomac River and enjoying a relaxing lunch buffet, included, on the Spirit Cruise Line as we enjoy the sights of Washington with the Cherry Blossoms in bloom. The Captain will narrate the many historic sites as we sail down the Potomac River. There will also be light entertainment by the crew who will sing and dance (along with those who would like to participate). Fee: $82 Trip number: 370934

Leave 10:00am, Return 4:00pm Wednesday, April 2

WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC COLONIAL DOVER, DELAWARE Walk the historic section of Dover, DE with a local guide. Experience colonial history, see the village green laid out by William Penn, and the site where 30 delegates ratified the Constitution, making Delaware the First State. See the marvelous architecture and hear legends and secrets of the beautiful buildings. We’ll also tour Delaware’s State House, where we’ll hear stories from Colonial times and Underground Railroad Trials. We’ll finish with a guided tour of the Victrola Museum featuring a collection of Victor “Talking Machines” and memorabilia, and hear a history of the company that became RCA. A lunch at Festival Buffet is (included). Fee: $65 Leave 7:15am, Return 5:30pm Trip number: 370935 Wednesday, April 9 Trip number: 370936 Thursday, April 10


Spring 2014 GUIDED TOUR OF YORK, PA THE 1ST CAPITAL OF THE UNITED STATES We have scheduled this tour to accommodate those on the large waiting lists from the previous year, and for those who heard from their friends how much they enjoyed this tour. We will be guided by our Pennsylvania authority, who we enjoyed last year. York, Pennsylvania is known as the White Rose City. It is the county seat and was founded in 1741 by German and Scotch Irish settlers, York served as temporary capital of the Continental Congress in 1777. The Articles of Confederation were drafted and adopted here in 1781. York was occupied by the Confederate Army in 1863. We will tour the Harley-Davidson Motorcyle Factory, the Colonial Complex, the Agriculture and Industrial Museum, and an overview of the city. Lunch at the Roosevelt Tavern is included. Fee: $79 Trip number: 370937 Trip number: 370938

Leave 7:00 am, Return 6:00 pm Wednesday, April 16 Thursday, April 17

A WALKING TOUR OF BURKITTSVILLE, FREDERICK COUNTY, MD A QUAINT HISTORIC TOWN SETTLED IN THE 18TH CENTURY A NEW TOUR! Experience what “life” must have been like in the late 18th and early 19th centuries during our morning walking tour of Burkittsville, which is nestled among the quaint small towns and rolling hills of Frederick County. Main Street flourished with places of worship, residences, and stores while being surrounded by fields, mountain views and a “dense woods” to the West. In September 1862 Union troops forced residents to flee as the Battle of Crampton’s Gap commenced and led to the bloody Battle of Antietam. Homes that were used by the Union Sixth Army Corps for hospitals and shelter remain untouched by time and war. We will then visit the South Mountain Heritage Society which is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of Burkittsville’s cultural heritage. We also visit the War Correspondent’s Arch, South Mountain State Battlefield and the new Gatland State Park Museum. Lunch included, at Burkittsville Ruritan Club. Fee: $65 Trip number 370939 Trip number 370940

Leave 8:00 am, Return 5:00 pm Wednesday, April 23 Thursday, April 24


Senior Outdoor Adventures in Recreation BACKROADS TO FREEDOM EASTERN SHORE UNDERGROUND RR & HARRIET TUBMAN RIDING TOUR Our Eastern Shore guide Sherri, will relate stories of early to mid-nineteenth century farm life where Harriet Tubman was born and worked as a young slave girl. We will hear stories of free black communities. Sites include Bucktown, Brodess, Plantation, Church Creek, and Madison. We will follow their flight to freedom via the underground RR. Our guide will relate stories of the fleeing slaves and the assistance by courageous abolitionists. We will see the Historic Courthouse where slave traders bought slaves. We will see where runaway slaves hid while waiting for transportation north. We will travel north along the Underground RR route through Secretary, East New Market and Preston. You will hear stories of the escapes and the bounty hunters who chased the fugitives. You will see sites made famous by Harriet Tubman in her 13 attempts to rescue friends and family. Lunch, included, at a local restaurant. Fee: $74 Trip number: 370942 Trip number: 370943

Leave 7:30 am, Return 6:30 pm Wednesday, April 30 Thursday, May 1

TOUR VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK WITH ACCLAIMED HISTORIAN ED BEARSS Of all places associated with America’s War of Independence, none conveys the suffering, sacrifice, and ultimate triumph of our nation more than Valley Forge. Trace the path of Washington’s winter encampment march-in. Explore the rows of cannons, the soldiers log huts, the earthenwork fortifications, Washington’s headquarters, and the majestic Memorial Arch. Hear the stories, legends, and struggle to survive of the Continental Army, as only Ed Bearss, retired Chief Historian of the National Park Service, can tell it. Lunch, included, at Old Country Buffet. Fee: $75 Trip number: 370944 Trip number: 370945

Leave 7:00 am, Return 7:00 pm Tuesday, May 6 Wednesday, May 7 Image via Wikimedia Commons, Hal Jespersen


Spring 2014 VISIT THE FORT MCHENRY NATIONAL PARK ON THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BALTIMORE PLUS A VISIT TO THE INNER HARBOR IN BALTIMORE Visit historic Fort McHenry, the War of 1812 battle site that inspired Francis Scott Key to write our national anthem. The tour begins with a film, a narration by a National Park Ranger, and a tour of the Fort. This was the only battle on the Eastern Seaboard the British did not win. Afterward, enjoy lunch, and sightseeing (on own) at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Fee: $40 Trip number: 370947

Leave 8:15 am, Return 3:30 pm Thursday, May 15

GO WILD AND TAKE A SAFARI! AT LAKE TOBIAS WILDLIFE PARK IN HALIFAX, PA. A NEW TOUR! Experience exotic encounters, wild life that you can touch, adventure you can feel on interactive Safaris! Nearly 150 acres of rolling hills are scattered with herds of buffalo, elk, eland, yak, watusi and so much more. Our guided safari tours will take you among roaming herds on an adventure you won’t forget. Monkeys, tigers, ostriches, zebras and many interesting creatures reside along 50 acres of zoo type settings, continuously educating and entertaining park visitors. For those who wish to get a closer look, we offer the Petting Zoo filled with friendly animals. Alligators, snakes, macaws and other surprises will thrill you in the Reptiles and Exotics building. Eye-opening presentations given throughout the day enlighten you on these fascinating creatures. Lunch, on own, at the Park food stand, or bring your own. Fee: $55 Trip number: 370948

Leave 7:15 am, Return 6:30 pm Thursday, May 22


Senior Outdoor Adventures in Recreation OUR ANNUAL SAILING TRIP ON CHESAPEAKE BAY Our ever popular sailing trip out of Annapolis is a great way to spend a relaxing day! Enjoy 4 hours under sail on a 76 foot-long sailboat with a professional captain and crew. A picnic lunch on board is included. Fee: $76 Thursday, May 29 Trip number: 370950 Leave 8:15 am, Return 3:30pm Trip number: 370951 Leave 12:30 pm, Return 7:30pm Image via

WHITE WATER RAFTING TRIP ON THE SHENANDOAH RIVER This popular two and half-hour rafting trip on the Shenandoah River is being offered again this year. An expert guide in each raft will lead our group through White Horse Rapids, down the famed Shenandoah Staircase and over Bull Falls (rated class II-III, which are easy to moderate in difficulty). Recommended attire is shorts, t-shirt, and sneakers. No hard-soled shoes. No experience required. Bring sunscreen, a towel, and a change of clothes. A delicious fried chicken lunch is included. Fee: $80 Leave 8:00 am, Return 4:15 pm Trip number: 370952 Thursday, June 5


Spring 2014 MARINE CORPS EVENING PARADE, PRECISION MARCHING AND BAND CONCERT A Performance of music and precision marching, the Evening Parade features the “President’s Own” USMC Band, the USMC Drum and Bugle Corps, and the USMC Silent Drill Platoon, a universal symbol of professionalism, discipline, and Esprit de Corps of the USMC. The ceremony reflects the story of the Marine Corps throughout the world. The Program is held at the Marine Corps Barracks in DC. FEE: $30 Trip number: 370953 Trip number: 370954

Leave 6:15 pm, Return 11:15 pm Friday, June 6 Friday, June 27

SOAR BASEBALL 2014 BATTER UP! IT’S BASEBALL TIME AGAIN! We will enjoy trips to two Nationals and two Orioles games this season. All games this year are $47.00 per person and include upper deck reserved seating (between first or third base and home plate) and chartered motor coach transportation. (Note: there is walking and step climbing required at each game). All trips return immediately after the games are concluded. Trip No. Date




Wed., May 7

Nationals vs. LA Dodgers

5:00 pm


Tues., June 10

Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox

4:30 pm


Tues., July 8

374722 Tues., Aug. 12

Nationals vs. Orioles

5:00 pm

Orioles vs. New York Yankees



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REGISTRATION PROCEDURES SPRING SPRING REGISTRATION REGISTRATION BEGINS BEGINS MONDAY, MONDAY, FEBRUARY FEBRUARY 3, 3, 2014 2014 AT AT 8:30AM 8:30AM Please read the registration directions carefully. For our new participants, welcome! We hope you find these procedures easy to understand and follow. However, please be aware that incomplete or inaccurate registration information may delay the processing of your application, or in some cases, require us to return your application unprocessed. So please, fill out all of the information as accurately and as legibly as possible! You may register for SOAR in any of four ways. The fastest and easiest way is to use the internet and go to RecWeb at: www. Please note: You must register and receive a Pin # prior to registering online. You may also mail-in your registration, fax it to 240-777-6818, or register in person at our office located at 4010 Randolph Road. All registrations that are mailed must be sent to the following address: Montgomery County Recreation Attn: Registrar 4010 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 If faxed or mailed registration forms are received prior to the first day of registration, they will be held in a secure location and processed as first day mail-regardless of when received. While mailed and faxed registrations will be processed as quickly as possible, walk-ins will be processed as they arrive. Full payment is required with your registration. Non-County residents must pay an additional $15.00 per person per trip. On many of our more popular trips you may see more than one date listed. You may sign up for the date you desire. However, if there are not enough registrations to meet our minimum requirements, you may be called and asked to switch to another date or placed on a waiting list. You will have the option to decline and have a credit placed in your Recreation account or request a refund. 8

Spring 2014 You must provide all of the information requested on the registration form. You may not list “guest” as your traveling companion. If you are traveling with one or more friends, please submit a separate registration form for each of them. (Spouses can use one form). You should put all of the registration forms in the same envelope if you want to travel together. Again, partially completed registrations may go unprocessed or be delayed while we request more information, and since all trips are filled on a first-come, first-paid basis, any delays may cause you to be placed on a waiting list. Please note: Only the person paying for the trip will receive a written receipt or email confirmation. If you have any questions about the registration process, please call 240-777-6840. If you have questions or require more information on a specific trip, please call the SOAR Coordinator at 240-777-4926. For more information on refunds and withdrawals, please see page 20 of this brochure.

PAYMENT INFORMATION Full payment must be made at time of registration. Non-County residents must pay an additional $15.00 per person per trip. Make checks and money orders payable to MCR. Checks and money orders must include name, address, home and work telephone numbers, driver’s license number, and participant’s full name. VISA or MasterCard payments are accepted. Registration form must include correct credit card number, expiration date, authorized signature, and authorized amount. Recreation reserves the right to pursue all available options to collect any funds owed as the result of a dishonored check or credit card, charges incurred due to unsubstantiated credit card disputes, or any outstanding debt. If your check is returned unpaid, your account will be debited electronically for the original check amount and electronically or via paper for the state’s maximum allowable service fee. Payment by check constitutes authorization of these transactions. You may revoke your authorization by calling 800-666-5222 ext. 2 to arrange payment due for any outstanding checks and service fees due. 9


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njury or damages arising from participation in the program. Due to the strenuous nature of some activities, the County cipant consents to emergency treatment. The participant also consents to the County’s use of any photographs taken or program. Neither the instructor nor any of the staff are responsible for children prior to or after the scheduled program.



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WELCOME TO THE FEET PROGRAM! LATE BREAKING TRAVEL NEWS . . . In addition to all of the exciting SOAR trips contained in this brochure, we wanted to let you know that the Recreation has expanded its travel program. TRIPS & TOURS . . . Whatever your age, we have a trip for you! Get ready to explore some of the most exciting destinations in the Mid-Atlantic! New York . . . Ocean City . . . Virginia . . . Pennsylvania… here we come! Take in museums, sports events, theaters, festivals, special events and Amusement parks. Whether it’s a day at the beach or a Kennedy Center show, you will want to register early, AS SEATS GO FAST. Go by yourself, with friends or take the whole family – or just your special grandchild! F.E.E.T. offers trips for all ages with a variety of destinations – a day trip program planned with your interests in mind. Join us for our fun family and adult trips offered throughout each season and leave the driving to us. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Trips leave and return from the Olney Manor Recreational Park.


Family Entertainment and Exciting Trips PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW 2014 “ARTICULTURE” PHILADELPHIA, PA You are invited to attend the world’s longest-running and largest indoor Flower Show. Join a Philadelphia tradition and make incredible memories. 2014: ‘ARTiculture’ Experience the combination of art and horticulture as the 185th PHS Philadelphia Flower Show celebrates everyone from Michelangelo to Monet, Picasso to Pollock, and da Vinci to Dali. The show offers an onsite food court, numerous vendors with flowers and gardening items for sale. You may also want to visit Reading Terminal Market a fabulous food emporium which includes 80 merchants and a multitude of food options! Price includes transportation, and admission to the show. Meals are on your own! Fee: $89 Trip number: 375093

Leave 8:30am, Return 6:30pm Friday, March 7

SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW RICHMOND, VA. The Southern Women’s Show is a show for and about women, from fashion to beauty, fashion shows to cooking shows, health and diet, jewelry and special appearances and everything in between. Makeovers, health screenings, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, food sampling, spa treatments, shopping, celebrities, entertainment, home decor, prizes and more. For women of all ages. Price includes transportation and show admission. Meals on your own at the food court on site. Fee: $59 Trip number: 375143


Leave 8:30am, Return 5:30pm Saturday, March 22

Spring 2014 FREDERICKSBURG ARTS & CRAFTS FAIRE FREDERICKSBURG, VA Easter, Mother’s Day, and graduation will be here before you know it! Visit the 8th Annual Fredericksburg Spring Arts & Crafts Faire to get all of your gift shopping done in one place. Vendors will display their handcrafted artwork, pottery, bath products, jewelry, woodwork, gourmet foods, and so much more. You’ll have a blast searching for unique gifts, but don’t forget a very important person on your shopping list: you! Take a break and enjoy a snack, meal and beverage at the Expo Center Food Court! Price includes transportation and entrance to the show. Meals are on your own! Fee: $59 Trip number: 375651

Leave 9:00am Return 5:00pm Saturday, April 5

“MOSES”, SIGHT & SOUND THEATRE LANCASTER, PA The parting of the Red Sea ... the Burning Bush ... the Plagues ... the Ten Commandments ... finally ... the greatest Biblical epic of the Old Testament comes to life on the Sight & Sound stage in Lancaster County, PA - Moses! Journey back through time and relive the golden splendor and pride of ancient Egypt, the poverty and oppression of the Hebrew slaves and the humble, broken man that God raised up to become their deliverer. Not only will you be completely immersed in the spectacular, epic events of the story, but you will experience the humanity of Moses and the children of Israel as they struggle for faith, freedom and belonging. This incredible adventure is like none other for this is when God breaks into history and reveals who He is and that He has come to heal the brokenhearted and set the captives free! Enjoy the lunch buffet at Hershey Farm Restaurant, Lancaster Pa before the Show. Price includes transportation, buffet lunch and show! Fee: $129 Trip number: 375652

Leave 10:00am, Return 8:00pm Tuesday, April 15

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Family Entertainment and Exciting Trips GREAT GRAPES WINE, ARTS AND FOOD FESTIVAL RESTON, VA. You are invited to celebrate the taste of over 100 unique, diverse and flavorful wines! The Virginia Wineries want you to sample the essences of their best grapes while expanding your tongue’s tastes. A full palette awaits your arrival to Great Grapes! While mastering the art of wine tasting, be sure to attend our wine seminars, live cooking demonstrations & shop amongst the unique artists! Trip includes transportation and wine tasting admission fee. Meals are on your own. Fee: $69 Trip number: 375653

Leave 11:00am Return 5:00pm Saturday, April 26

“WEST SIDE STORY” AT THE HIPPODROME THEATRE BALTIMORE, MD More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it’s back, and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time and it returns to Baltimore to wow audiences all over again. Price includes transportation and show. Fee: $129 Trip number: 375655

Leave 11:00am Return 5:00pm Sunday, April 27

NATIONAL CATHEDRAL FLOWER MART WASHINGTON, DC Washington, D.C.’s annual outdoor festival for garden enthusiasts and families. The Flower Mart features annuals, perennials, landscape exhibits, Olmsted Woods and Garden Tours. The Flower Mart encircles Washington National Cathedral with its tents and includes more than 50 booths offering gardening items, handbags, jewelry, and much, much more! Food vendors will be stationed throughout the grounds offering a wide variety of foods including Asian specialties, pizza, BBQ, Southern cuisine, lobster rolls, baked goods and more! Each year one of Washington’s Embassies is honored. Price includes transportation. Meals on your own! Fee: $39 Trip number: 375656


Leave 9:00am Return 4:00pm Friday, May 2

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Spring 2014 OCEAN CITY “SPRINGFEST” OCEAN CITY, MD Enjoy a day of fun in the sun, great food, entertainment, arts & crafts. Explore the ‘Springfest’, at your own pace. Visit the four huge big top tents located at the Inlet Lot at the South end of Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk. Food vendors will be serving up Eastern Shore delicacies and a wide assortment of foods for your tasting pleasure. Price includes transportation. Meals are on your own. Fee: $59 Trip number: 375657

Leave 7:30am, Return 7:30pm Saturday, May 3

“WINE IN THE WOODS”, SYMPHONY WOODS COLUMBIA, MD Howard County’s premier annual event is more than just another wine festival. It celebrates our local flavor by exploring everything Maryland, starting with our wineries and including restaurants, specialty foods, artisans and music. This event has earned top honors as Howard County Magazine’s ‘Best Annual Event in Howard County’ four years running. Whether you’re a serious wine taster with a refined palate or here to simply enjoy the best our region has to offer, Wine in the Woods has something for everyone. Price includes transportation and wine tasting admission. Meals are on your own. Fee: $69 Trip number: 375658

Leave 10:30am, Return 4:30pm Saturday, May 17


Senior Outdoor Family Entertainment Adventures and Exciting in Recreation Trips “MUSIC OF THE NIGHT”, SONGS OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER AMERICAN MUSIC THEATRE, LANCASTER, PA.

Our critically acclaimed, fan favorite show graces the stage once again with the songs and sentiments that have thrilled audiences around the world. Andrew Lloyd Webber has penned some of the most widely recognized and beloved music of all time. The AMT Orchestra, Singers and Dancers will reprise show-stoppers from hits such as The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Evita and more, along with a few new surprises that pay tribute to the music of Broadway’s master. Relive the beautiful melodies and spectacular moments from some of Sir Andrew’s most extraordinary shows, as ‘Music of the Night ‘. Enjoy a buffet lunch at Hershey Farm Restaurant before the show. Price includes transportation, buffet lunch and show. Fee: $109 Trip number: 375659

Leave 10:30am, Return 7:30pm Saturday, May 31


The Crab Festival is a celebration of St. Mary’s Crab Culture and Cooking. Expect to find plenty of steamed hard crabs, crab soups, crab cakes, and other seafood dishes available for purchase. Before or after your meal, browse among our regional crafters! If you’ve been looking for that special, handmade gift or item with a ‘Crabby’ theme, you’ll probably find it here! Live Country Music from local legends! Price includes transportation and festival admission. All food and beverage purchase on your own! Fee: $49 Trip number: 375660

Leave 9:30am, Return 4:30pm Saturday, June 7


Winner of six Tonys including Best Musical, Disney’s The Lion King returns! With direction and costumes by Julie Taymor, Elton John and Tim Rice’s score brings the African Pridelands to life with ‘Circle of Life’ and many more great songs. ‘A WONDROUS SPECTACLE of imaginative puppetry, African rhythms, athletic dance, and brilliant design. It grabs hold of your imagination from its very first moments!’ Price includes transportation and show. Fee: $149 Trip number: 375661


Leave 11:45am, Return 5:45pm Saturday, June 28

Image via The Lion King (Jelani Remy & Syndee Winters; ©2011 Joan Marcus)

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GENERAL INFORMATION Please read the registration procedures carefully. Also note the withdrawal policy as it varies from policies listed in the Montgomery County “Guide to Recreation & Parks Programs” due to the nature and financial commitments of the program. NEW! All trips depart from and return to the Olney Manor Recreational Park. The address is 16605 Georgia Avenue, Olney, Maryland. This is at the traffic light at Georgia Avenue and Emory Lane. It is accessible by both automobile and public bus. Turn into Emory Lane and take the second left and follow signs for Skate Park and Ballfield #1. SOAR has used this parking facility for all trips for the past year, and the SOAR participants have been pleased with this location. (Our former parking lot is in the process of a lengthy stormwater project by the WSSC.) Unless noted, all motorcoaches are equipped with restrooms. Trip itineraries and fees may be altered. Montgomery County Government is committed to complying with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need auxiliary aids or services (such as an ASL interpreter, large print materials, or lift equipped bus), please call 240-777-6870, TTY 240-777-6974 a minimum of three weeks before the activity.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A PARTICIPANT You, the participant, assume all risks associated with participation in the program. The County assumes no liability for injury or damages arising from participation in the program. Due to the strenuous nature of some activities, the County encourages each participant to consult his or her physician concerning fitness to participate in the program. The participant consents to emergency treatment. The participant also consents to the County’s use of any photographs taken or videotapes made of the program.


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WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND GUIDELINES FOR TRIPS* The withdrawal and refund policy pertains to all Recreation programs unless otherwise noted in the description or facility rental agreement. Withdrawal Request Received:

Submit a Written Request:

Withdrawal Fee Charged:

Thirty (30) days or more before the start date of the trip

Montgomery County Recreation Attention: Refund Request 4010 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD 20902

No Fee

Fax: 240-777-6818

Thirty (30) days or fewer before the start date of the trip

By mail or fax.

Full amount of the trip cost if a replacement is not found. If a replacement is found, you will be charged a $20 fee.

On or after the start date of the trip

No requests will be considered.

No Refund

If Recreation cancels a trip, changes a location or time and you cannot attend, or the program is full, you will receive a full credit to your Recreation account or a refund. Your written request must include the participant’s name, payer’s name, address, phone number, course number, and reason for withdrawal. All credits will be posted to your Recreation account unless a refund is specifically requested. All refunds will be issued to the payer in the same form (check or charge) as the payment was received. Refunds will be processed within 2-3 weeks of receipt of your written request. *This policy varies from the one listed in the Guide to Recreation and Parks due to the nature and financial commitments of the program. 20


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SOAR 4010 Randolph Road Silver Spring, Maryland 20902

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