Recreation Council Programs

In-Shape Aerobics & Yoga
The Bengies Chase Recreation Council will hold In-Shape Aerobics and Yoga classes at Vincent Farm Elementary School beginning Monday, June 19. Classes for In-Shape Aerobics held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; Yoga Classes held on Tuesdays. All classes 7 - 8 p.m. Call the recreation office at 410-887-5194 for more information.
Summer Cheer Camp
The Middle River Renegades extended cheer program will hold its 2017 Summer Cheer Camp at the Back River Community Center, 801 Back River Neck Road in Essex. Participants will learn from a certified, competitive cheerleading coach. Participants can choose July 10 - 14 or July 17 - 21, from 1 - 3 p.m. or 6 - 8 p.m. Registration will be held Saturday, June 24, 1 - 3 p.m. at Chick-fil-a on Martin Boulevard and Monday, July 10, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Back River Community Center. Call 443-977-1274 for cost and more information.
Camp Greentree
The Essex-Stembridge Recreation & Parks Council is currently taking registration for Camp Greentree. Young people ages 6 - 21 with mild to moderate developmental disabilities are invited to register. This five-week program is held at Mars Estates Elementary School and is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., with a staff ratio of one leader to five participants. Included are activities such as arts and crafts, sports, games, trips and more. Camp runs June 26 - July 28. Total registration cost is $225. To request an application or additional information, contact the Essex-Stembridge Recreation Office at 410-887-0255 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
After-School Drop In
Do you need a safe place for your child to go after school? Hawthorne Elementary School will hold an after-school drop-in in their recreation activity room from 3:30 - 6 p.m. on school days and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. between June 26 and Aug. 4 for children who have completed kindergarten through age 11. Registration will be held on  June 10 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Victory Villa Community Center, 404 Compass Road in Middle River, and from 3:30 - 7 p.m. on  June 7 at the HES Activity Room. Call 410-887-0234 for more information or register online at www.middleriverrec.com.
Summer Dance
Join the Rosedale Recreation Council for our summer dance camps July 3 - Aug. 3! Each age group will have a different theme. Dancers will learn a variety of dance styles to songs from popular movies. Each week dancers will make a craft or prop pertaining to the theme, and there will be a small performance during the last week of classes. Registration will be Tuesday, June 13 from 6 - 8 p.m.; cost is $55. For more information or special accommodations, call the recreation office at 410-887-0503 or the therapeutic office at 410-887-5370 (voice) or 410-887-5319 (TTY/Deaf).
Zumba Classes
The Middle River Recreation Council will hold zumba classes from 7 - 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning July 5 at the Victory Villa Community Center, 404 Compass Road in Middle River. For more information, contact Monique Thomas at moniquethomas26@gmail.com or Jeanette Ving at jettving@yahoo.com.
Bengies Chase Zumba
The Bengies Chase Recreation Council will hold Zumba classes at Eastern Regional Rec. Center, 11723 Eastern Ave. in Middle River, beginning Thursday, July 6. Classes held Mondays and Thursdays, 7 - 8 p.m. Open to everyone ages 13 and up. For more information, call the recreation office at 410-887-5194.
Essex-Stembridge Fall Soccer
Essex and Stembridge soccer programs have merged to become ES United. Open registration for ages 3 - 17 on the following dates: Monday, July 10, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Essex Elementary Rec. Office, 100 Mace Ave.; Tuesday, July 11, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Stembridge Community Center. Cost per child: U8+ $85, Clinic $65, TOTS $30. For more information, contact James Thomas, 410-382-8218; Mark Thrasher, 443-845-7211; or the Rec. & Parks Office, 410-887-0255.
Middle River Soccer
The Middle River Recreation Council will hold walk-in registration for boys and girls outdoor soccer from noon to 2 p.m. on July 15 at the Victory Villa Community Center, 404 Compass Road in Middle River. For more information or to register online, visit www.middleriverrec.com.
Middle River Football
The Middle River Rec. Council will hold walk-in registration for Middle River Renegades football and cheerleading at the Victory Villa Community Center, 404 Compass Road in Middle River, from 6 - 8 p.m. July 16. Find more information at www.middleriverrenegades.org, and register online at www.middleriverrec.com.
Essex Summer Daycare Registration
The Essex-Stembridge Recreation Council is currently taking registration for Essex Summer Daycare. To request an application or additional information, contact the Essex-Stembridge Recreation office at 410-887-0255 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., or call the Daycare office at 410-391-3642.
Football registration
Watersedge Hammerheads Football is currently holding registration for U-6 to U-14 every Friday at the Watersedge Community Center, located at 7894 Dundalk Ave., from 6:30 - 8 p.m. The cost is $125 per child ($50 deposit to hold spot) and $100 for returning players ($50 deposit to hold spot). Ask about our sibling and refer-a-friend discounts. Registration includes: Home and Away Jerseys, integrated pants, socks, swagwear t-shirt. Do not hesitate to ask about payment options. Flag football for children ages 3 and 4 is also ongoing, and costs $40 per child. All registration fees must be paid in full by Aug. 1. For more info, call Scott at 410-818-0435.
Essex Tot Center
The Essex Tot Center - a program of the Essex-Stembridge Recreation Council - has openings for the fall session and are accepting registration. The program is a parent cooperative program for children 3 and 4 years of age which runs Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. inside the Essex Elementary Recreation Activity Room, 100 Mace Ave. Classes will begin in September and end in December. For more information, call Essex-Stembridge Recreation Office at 410-887-0255 any weekday between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., or the Daycare office at 410-391-3642.
KC Dancers
Registration for the KC Dancers 2017 - 18 session will take place at Stembridge Community Center, 99A Stemmers Run Road in Essex, in the Activity Room on Tuesday, Sept. 12, and Thursday, Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. Boys and girls ages 3 and older are welcome. Classes begin the week of Sept. 26. Late registration is accepted during classes until Oct. 31. For more information, contact Mark Thrasher at 443-845-7211.