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Cancellation PolicyRegistrants are entitled to a 100% refund (or SMARTlink credit) in the event that M-NCPPC cancels a camp.
Checks returned for insufficient funds will be assessed a $35 fee by M-NCPPC, in addition to your bank charges. No starter checks accepted.
Extended Care Options
Fee Policy and Fee Assistance Availability
The facilities and services of M-NCPPC are available to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disabilities, or ability to pay. The inability to pay for M-NCPPC services or programs does not exclude participation. Fee assistance is available for Prince George's County residents only. Formal proof of financial need is required. Applications for fee assistance must be submitted at least three weeks prior to camp start date. For information, call the Customer Service Help Desk at 301-699-CALL (2255); TTY 301-699-2544, or obtain the forms on line at www.pgparks.com.
Late Payment Penalties
If you've made a deposit and full payment is not received by the due date (*June 1 or July 1 as specified earlier), your space may be forfeited and you will lose your $50 deposit. If the camp accepts your late payment, you will be assessed an additional $20 late payment fee.
Late Pickup Fee Policy
A late fee of $5 per camper for every 15 minutes late (or portion thereof) will be assessed for campers who are not picked up by the program's scheduled closing time. Payment is due when you pick up your camper. We recognize that emergencies arise and request that parents call the campsite if they are delayed for any reason.
Payment and Scheduling Options
VISA credit and debit cards, MasterCard credit and debit cards, checks (until June 1), and cash are accepted. You may pay in full; if you prefer, you may make a $50 deposit (per camper, per session) at the time of registration and schedule payment of the remaining balance due (except when registering via SMARTlink telephone). The $50 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
SMARTlink is the name of the system used for Internet, telephone and in-person registration. You must establish a FREE SMARTlink account before you can register. Stop by any staffed M-NCPPC facility in Prince George's County and bring appropriate proof of residency (driver's license, MVA card, utility bill, lease agreement or property settlement sheet), identification (driver's license, MVA card, passport, resident/alien card, school ID card, military ID card, or other government-issued ID), and age (driver's license, MVA card, passport, resident/alien card, birth certificate with raised seal, baptismal certificate with birth date and raised seal, or an original letter from school on official stationery) for each member of your immediate family. You'll receive a family Personal Identification Number (PIN) and Client Barcode that will allow you to register by phone, Internet, mail, or in person. Getting a SMARTlink account is free. Need help? E-mail the Customer Service Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-699-CALL (2255); TTY 301-699-2544.
Maryland state law requires that each camper have a complete set of forms at each campsite where the camper is registered. Completed forms must be turned in prior to the first day of the camp session. It is your responsibility to deliver all necessary forms to each campsite. Campers may not attend any camp sessions without completed forms on site. Completed forms are due by June 1. NO EXCEPTIONS.
SMARTlink Account Security
M-NCPPC uses the latest in payment security. Collection and retention of customer information is confidential. We do not give, share, sell, transfer, or rent any personal information to third parties.
The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive disability accommodations for Summer Camps and Extended Care programs. Therapeutic recreation programs are open to Prince George's County residents only. All disability accommodation requests for camps must be indicated on the Health Form, noted on SMARTlink accounts, and requested at least two weeks prior to the start date of the camp.
If a day camp session is full, you may put your name on a waitlist and register for another camp during that session. If a spot opens at your first-choice camp, upon your request your registration and payments will be transferred to the first-choice camp without penalty.
What (R), (NR), and (IA) Mean
Fees for camp sessions are listed in groups. (R) means Residents of Prince George's and Montgomery Counties; (NR) means Non-Residents - those who live anywhere other than Prince George's or Montgomery Counties; and (IA) means residents living in the Impact Area of the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex/Wayne K. Curry Sports & Learning Center. Impact Area Residents receive a fee reduction for camp programs at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex/Wayne K. Curry Sports & Learning Center. Call 301-583-2400, TTY 301-583-2483 for information about the impact area.
Withdrawal & Refund Policy for Summer Camps and Extended Care
Withdrawal and refund requests for fully paid or partially paid registrations are subject to a $50 non-transferable, non-refundable withdrawal fee per child, per session. Withdrawal and refund requests from extended care (with continued enrollment in associated camp) will be assessed a 20% fee. NO EXCEPTIONS. NOTE: Withdrawals from programs must be processed by the facility offering the program.
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