Please check our main Recreation & Parks webpage for all updates. 
Please call our inclement weather lines about the status of camps, programs, events, facilities, and parks:

  • In-person camps have begun. Due to safety requirements, many camps have been cancelled.
  • This spreadsheet is a list of camps that are ready to run. This list will grow weekly, so please check back often.
  • HCRP Summer Camp COVID Safety Policies (updated June 2020)
  • Click here for a list of our online/virtual camps.
  • Click here for a list of our adult in-person programs.
  • Click here for a list of our youth in-person programs.
  • Click here for a list of our Family in-person programs.
  • If you are uncertain as to the status of an upcoming camp or program, please contact our registration staff at 410-313-7275 or



Howard County Recreation & Parks offers lifelong learning programs and workshops for adults and seniors year round. Lifelong learning programs include language; finance; dog obedience; language; wellness and billiards. Programs and workshops allow participants the opportunity to expand on their knowledge and skills in continued education.



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

For more info: Karen Ehler, Recreation Coordinator: 410-313-4635 or

Full listing of current Adult Programs (18 yrs +): 


Encore (55+)

For more information, please contact Ruth Coleman at or (410) 313-7311. 


Bridge Basics

Bridge is an enjoyable card game! Bridge challenges your mind while helping to make new friends. We are offering a 4-week class for people who have never played bridge and for those who would like a refresher. 


Dining Savvy Through the Ages

Do you wonder why we set the table with forks on the left? For the last hundred years, dining customs have barely changed. Learn the answer to place setting questions and try your hand at practicing your dining etiquette with the International School of Protocol.

International Savvy: Cross-Cultural Communication

The needs and opportunities for Americans to travel abroad and for visitors from overseas to travel in America are even more important in today's world. Each traveler or host needs to be sensitive to incoming and outgoing messages about cultural differences and nuances. Learn appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication as a host for international guests or as a guest in another country as taught by the International School of Protocol.

Magnificent Maryland: Historical Lectures

 Join us as we learn more about our magnificent state and its rich history through time. Adventure to the Maryland Historical Society to collections that include more than 350,000 objects and 7 million books and documents, representing virtually every aspect of Maryland history and life. Subsequent gatherings meet at different historical locations around Howard County for historical lectures. Click here for detailed schedule

Looking for more ways to experience something new? Check out our upcoming trips and tours! Click here to see where we are going next!

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

Adult: Karen Ehler, Recreation Supervisor: 410-313-4635 /

Encore (55+): Ruth Coleman, Recreation Manager: 410-313-7311 /