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Fishing/Boating Permits Required for Lake Use

ALL boaters and those who fish MUST get a Fort Ritchie fishing/boating permit!!!! The permits are available at the Community Center (14421 Lake Royer Drive) and fire house (located at the end of Castle Drive). At this time, there will be no cost to obtain a permit. Items needed in order to receive a Fort Ritchie Fishing/Boating Permit  

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Fort Ritchie Triathlon/Duathlon

The annual Fort Ritchie Triathlon/Duathlon is coming up and we're seeking volunteers for various positions.

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New Citizen Celebrated at Community Center

Lucia Lamberson thought she was attending a Zumba fundraising event at the Fort Ritchie Community Center; however, her friends had secretly planned a surprise party in her honor.  Lamberson officially became an American on Monday, April 12 in Philadelphia.  Friends she had made through exercise classes at the Community Center were so impressed with her, they decided they wanted to publicly acknowledge the achievement.   

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Summer Camp 2021

SUMMER DAY CAMP GENERAL INFORMATION All available spots have been filled for the Summer Camp Program. All applications received after 5/1/2021 will be put on the waitlist and contacted if a spot becomes available.

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Fall 2020 Newsletter

Click the front page image below to view the full Fall 2020 Newsletter

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Video of Washington County Commissioners Take the Plunge for Fort Ritchie Community Center

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Spring 2021 Bass Fishing Tournament Results

Spring 2021 Tournament Results

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Community Center Reopening & Requirements

The Fort Ritchie Community Center has officially reopened!      Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 am - 8:30 pm Friday: 5:30 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED

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Donation & Food Drives

Community members donated non-perishable items on Saturday, May 23, at Fort Ritchie Community Center that were given to Tabitha's Table in Smithsburg, MD to provide for the families in the Smithsburg area and surrounding communities. Later that day, the Community Center supplied 25 gallons of free milk to local families courtesy of the Washington County MD Farm Bureau. Thank you to everyone that donated to Tabitha’s Table to help those in need during this time.

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