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Applicants must be residents of Charles County. Program is open to all ages and eligibility is based on receiving other state assistance programs.
Who can apply for RecAssist?
Applications must be submitted by an adult, or parent or legal guardian parent of a minor on their behalf. The applicant is responsible for providing accurate information and supporting documentation.
Are seniors (age 60+) eligible to apply for RecAssist?
Yes. This program is based on state assistance programs regardless of age.
Do I need to fill out a separate application for each family participant in the same household?
Yes, a separate application must be completed for each individual, however, they can all be submitted at the same time with one copy of supporting documentation.
How do I apply?
Complete the Financial Assistance Application and attach a copy (no originals) of documentation showing proof of one of the eligible assistance programs and a separate document showing proof of residency. Applications can be mailed or returned in person to the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism, 8190 Port Tobacco Road, Port Tobacco, MD 20677. Applications are accepted in person at Waldorf Senior and Recreational Center.
Who will be reviewing my application?
Applications will be reviewed by Recreation Services Administrator and all information is handled confidentially.
When does my RecPASS and RecAssist expire?
This program runs from July 1 – June 30. Applicants must apply each year.
What is RecPASS?
RecPASS is an annual membership that can be used for unlimited visits for Charles County Recreation Drop-In programs, admission to Waldorf Senior and Recreational Center, or admission to any of our aquatic facilities. Recipients of RecAssist will receive a free RecPASS valid for 12 months from the date it becomes active. RecAssist recipients must activate before June 30.
What can I use RecAssist for?
RecAssist is a credit that can be used to cover up to 80% of program registration cost. Programs must be directly administered by Charles County Recreation, Parks, and Tourism and are not eligible for use with the Aging Division or partnering sports organizations. Participants will receive an annual credit of $150 to be used for Recreation programs.
Are there programs that are not eligible for RecAssist?
RecAssist is not eligible for use for Discount Tickets, Event Rentals, Adult Sports Leagues, and is not accepted at White Plains Golf Course. RecAssist is also not eligible for use with any Aging Division Senior Programs.
How do I use RecAssist when registering for a program?
Program Registration using RecAssist must be completed in person through our main Registration Office, 8190 Port Tobacco Road, Port Tobacco, MD 20677. RecAssist is not able to be used in conjunction with online registration or for registrations over the phone.
What happens if I don’t use my RecAssist Funds?
RecAssist funds expire June 30 and will be removed from your RecTrac account. Funds are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Do I need to pay any money at the time of program registration?
Yes. You are required to pay 20% of the cost of the program to secure your spot.