Our Vision

To be the best Community Center in America.

Our Mission

To provide the best health, recreational, and educational experiences that help improve the quality of life in our rural community.

Leadership Team

Buck Browning

Executive Director
Buck Browning joined the Fort Ritchie Community Center team in January of 2014. Buck graduated from Shepherd College with a degree in communications and has previously worked in the news media and youth development programs. He and his wife, Paula, have one daughter, Sarah, who is a third grade teacher in Washington County. Buck was honored to be named the 2018 Non-profit Leader of the Year by the Community Foundation of Washington County, MD.

Samantha Phillips

Director of Operations

Samantha (Sam) joined the Fort Ritchie Community Center team in April of 2020. A graduate of Shepherd University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication & New Media, Sam brings 6 years of marketing experience to her role at the Community Center. As a lifelong resident of the Cascade area, she is excited to be able to give back and help the Community Center grow and prosper! In her free time, Sam enjoys exercising, baking, and spending quality time with her daughter, Lydia.

Brenda Walker

Director of Wellness

Beverly Coyle

Event Coordinator
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Nichol Haggie

Business Manager

Board of Directors

Contact Us Today

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Mailing Address

Fort Ritchie Community Center, 
14421 Lake Royer Drive, P.O. Box 755
Cascade, MD 21719

Office/Courtesy Desk: +1 (301) 241-5085
Fax: (301) 241-5081

Hours of Operation

5:30 am – 8:30 pm
Friday  5:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday  9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday  12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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