Howard County Recreation and Parks offers cooking programs, camps and workshops for all ages and skill levels. Youth programs and camps focus on a variety of themes and culinary activities. Adult programs feature an assortment of cuisine from around the globe. Programs and camps vary from hands-on to demonstration.



Check back soon for descriptions of our 2019 camps. 




To register, call 410-313-7275 or Register Online.

Check back for fall programs.



To register, call 410-313-7275 or Register Online.

Check back for fall programs.



To register, call 410-313-7275 or Register Online.

For more info: Danielle Bassett, Recreation Manager: 410-313-4634 or dbassett@howardcountymd.gov.

Full listing of current Adult Programs (18 yrs +): https://www.howardcountymd.gov/adultprograms 

Inclusion Services

Howard County Recreation and Parks strives to make programs available to all individuals with disabilities and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Inclusion Services provides a variety of supports to individuals with disabilities who choose to participate in any recreation program or class offered by the department. Inclusion accommodations may include financial assistance, accessibility, companions, additional training, medical, and interpretive services for the deaf or hearing impaired.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to register for general recreation programs of their choice. Howard County Recreation and Parks Department has developed an inclusion process to better accommodate citizens with disabilities. To ensure that we meet your program needs, please call 410-313-4628 or 410-313-4708 at least two weeks before the program begins.

The Inclusion Process:
Look through the brochure and find a class or program you like.
Register for the program. Let us know what you need to participate on the registration form or when you call to the person taking the registration.
Examples may include effective communication for the deaf or hearing impaired, improved signage, activity modification, additional staff training, companions, accessible equipment and facility features, and/or individualized planning for program or class participation. 
Therapeutic Recreation Staff will contact you to discuss strategies for inclusion and to offer an opportunity to share additional accommodation information. You will be asked to complete this confidential survey to help us better serve you.

Each request is assessed on an individual case by case basis. Additional information may be needed to address the request.
Modifications or accommodations will be made as needed.

Companion Services are not guaranteed.

Come live, learn, and choose your fun!

Contact Us

To register, call 410-313-7275 or Register Online.


Preschool: Cindy Ochs, Recreation Supervisor: 410-313-4681 or cochs@howardcountymd.gov

Youth: Melissa Calleri, Recreation Supervisor: 410-313-4721 or mcalleri@howardcountymd.gov

Adult: Danielle Bassett, Recreation Manager: 410-313-4634 or dbassett@howardcountymd.gov


Financial Assistance is available by application on an individual basis. Please call 410-313-4659 for details.