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Welcome to the official website of the Bel Air Recreation Committee.   Check back here often for Program updates, meetins, registration updates, and much much more.   This site is updated frequently, so check back often!!

2018-2019 Fall/Winter Activities



(Programs Meeting March thru June)


525 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air – 410-638-3528

E-mail:  ; www.harfordcountymd.gov/parks_rec; www.belairrec.org


BAES Bel Air Elementary School

BAMS Bel Air Middle School

BAHS Bel Air High School

MAC   McFaul Activities Center

HES  Homestead Elementary School

WES Wakefield Elementary School

SMS  Southampton Middle School

RPE  Red Pump Elementary


BALLROOM DANCE – Program meets Tuesday evenings at Bel Air Elementary School.  The Winter program begins on January 8, 2019.  The Beginner class begins at 7pm and offers Chachacha, Rhumba and Waltz.  Doors open at 6:30pm for practice time.  After class, time is available for advancing steps in various styles from 8-9pm and is available for those who have completed the Beginner class at Bel Air Elementary School.  For additional information call 410-515-0426 or email    Base cost $32.00

BASEBALL  (Ages 4-17 years)age determination date is May 1.  Program meets from early April thru end June.  Cost depends on age group ranging from $50-$90. Coaches and adult volunteers are needed in all age groups – sign up online.  2019 Registration will be held online only at http://belairrec-baseball.assn.la/  starting on January 1st.  Players interested in trying out for a travel team must contact age group coach–http://www.belairrecbaseball.assn.la/Page.asp?n=109440&org=BELAIRREC-BASEBALL . In-house evaluations will be held in early March.  For in-house program information and Travel team information, visit the website at: http://belairrec-baseball.assn.la/. Please e-mail the chairman at or with additional questions.

BASKETBALL (WOMEN’S) – Ages 25 and up.  Sundays 3:00-5:00pm at MAC.  Pick-up format for fun and exercise. All skill levels welcome. Cost is $30. Register online at www.belairrec.org (choose Women’s Basketball under Adult Programs) or on any Sunday.  Please email to verify meeting times or questions. Program runs until the end of May.

BATON TWIRLING (Ages 3 and up) Applause of Bel Air Baton Corps.  Online registration at www.belairrec.org.  Beginner classes: Wednesday, Jan. 2nd thru May 29th, 6:00-7:00pm at BAMS.  Intermediate class/in house competition team:  Wednesdays at BAMS, Jan. 2nd thru May 29th 6:00-7:30pm.  Travel/National competition team for experienced twirlers, mandatory Monday and Wednesday practice 6:00-9:00pm beginning Monday, Jan. 2nd thru May 29th, practices are Mondays at RPE and Wednesdays at BAMS.  Batons are $20.  Email or   Visit our website: www.applauseofbelair.com for more information.

CLOGGING(Ages 8 and up) Experienced Cloggers and tap dancers can learn folk dances set to all types of music - country, pop, rock, and bluegrass. A great way to exercise with the whole family or friends.  Intermediate class meets at BAES on Wednesdays, 8-9:00pm.  Cost for 10-week program is $30 and 20-week is $45.  Register online @ www.belairrec.org   Registrations open all year for experienced cloggers.  E-mail: .

DINAMIC WORKOUTS - Ages 18+, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:30PM at BAMS. Combination of toning and aerobics with weights, (hand weights required) balls, gliding, kick boxing, boot camp, bands for all levels. Cost $60.00. Classes begin January 15th. Registration online at  www.belairrec.org.   For further info, call Diane at 410-937-4844 

DISCOVERY INDOOR SOCCER(Ages 5 and up) Program for individuals with disabilities. Meets Saturdays (10:00am-11:30am younger abilities & 11:30am-1:00pm for older abilities) at BAMS for 10 weeks beginning Jan. 5th.  Register online @ www.belairrec.org.  For more info call 410-459-7579 or email

BEL AIR TERPS YOUTH FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING:  Football: Ages 5-14. Age determination date is August 1st. Registration is available online only at www.belairterps.com/registration. Returning player registration will take place in mid-February, and new player registration will begin in early March. Cost for the 2019 season is $200 per player for the competitive age groups and $150 per player for the clinic age groups (6U-7U). For more info regarding registration, please email the program at .  Cheerleading: Online registration at www.belairterps.com/registration will begin on March 1st. Registration will close sometime in July, space permitting. Squad ages vary from 5U-14U. Must be age 5 by 8/1/19. Program will start on August 1st and coincide with football and runs through mid to late November depending on football championship games. Practice can be 3-4 evenings/week in August (depending on age group) and 2-3 evenings/week September and October. All participants are required to cheer at Bel Air Terps Football games on the weekends beginning in late August. The first 25 cheerleaders on each team will compete at up to 5 competitions during the season. Local travel may be required for games and competitions. For more info, please contact

HARFORD MEN’S BASEBALL LEAGUE - Online registration opens Jan. 1, 2019 for the 2019 Season. Register online only at www.mensbaseball.org/registration.  There are 3 age groups for Adult play:  Veterans division (30+), Masters Division (40+) and Legends Division (50+).  The Veterans and Masters Divisions will play on Sundays starting early April and end prior to Labor Day.  Games are played in & around the Bel Air area.  The Legends Division will typically play on Wednesday nights but can be scheduled on other weeknights, starting in April.  Returning in 2019, there will be a Wednesday Night 30+ League at Harford Community College starting in April, college schedule permitting.  Cost for each age group will start at $125 per player.  A $10 late fee will be added starting 3/1/19.  Players must meet the minimum age requirements to play by the end of 2019 calendar year to be eligible for League play.  Please email for more info.

LACROSSE (BOYS) –(Spring outdoor) – Ages 4-14 years. The program meets from early Feb thru late June at various Bel Air locations. Open registration fee is $150, plus a $35 equipment rental fee, if needed. If a player tries out and is put on a Travel team, additional fees for tournaments are required (approximately $75-$100).  Open registration starts October 15, 2018 and ends January 13th, 2019.  Late registration will be 1/14/19-2/02/19 or until the age group is full.  Late registration cost is $175 plus $35 equipment rental fee, if needed.  Clinic (ages 4-5) fee is $85. Clinic can register until the beginning of April.  For more info and updates, visit www.belairboyslax.com or www.belairrec.org.  Online registrations only.  Reminder emails are sent to past participants at their registered email address from last season..

LACROSSE (GIRLS) - Registration opens 11/15/18 and ends 01/15/2019. Online registration at www.belairrec.org   Cost: 5-6 year olds clinic $60, 7-17 year olds $160. There will be additional costs for travel after tryouts take place. Potential Bel Air Girls Lacrosse Spring 2018: All registrations are online. Go to www.belairrec.org travel (MYLA) players must be registered by 1/15/2019 to try out. This is an outdoor spring program (March thru May for Rec and Feb thru June for travel). The Rec program participates in the Harford County Girls League. The travel program participates in the Maryland Youth Lacrosse Assoc. (MYLA). Tryouts will begin after 2/1/19. Check the www.belairgirlslacrosseleagueathletics.com website for specific dates and times. Parent volunteers are welcome and needed. For more information, email  

SKI CLUB (BEL AIR) - Evening ski trips to Roundtop - for 6th -12th graders (all schools).  Discount cards available for anyone in the Community through our club.  Bus transportation available.  Please email for more information.  On line registrations at www.belairrec.org 

VOLLEYBALL  (COED)– Ages 18+.  Advanced levels of play.  Previous playing experience required.  Tues. & Thurs.  7-10pm.  Email contact:  Trina at   for more info. 

YOGA - Beginner/Intermediate.  Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00pm at WES.  Register online @ www.belairrec.org   For more info email or contact Sharri at or 443-462-0964.

ZUMBA – Ditch the Workout, Join the Party!  Mondays: 7:00-8:00pm and Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm at Bel Air Middle School.  The Next session starts February 27th and ends April 15th.  Cost: $60 Registration closes March 6th.  Ages 18 & over or with a guardian.  All levels of instruction taught. On line registrations only at www.belairrec.org  For more info contact Debbie at

Reminder: Harford County Public Schools is not sponsoring, endorsing, or recommending the activities announced in this flyer/material. The sale or use of tobacco in any form is prohibited in school buildings and on school grounds, as well as on Harford County Park sites. Failure to comply with this request will subject individual/group to revocation of their permission to use the facility.


Bel  Air  Skate  Park

The Bel Air Skate Park is open year round (weather permitting).  Skate At Your Own Risk.  Winter hours:  10am – dusk.  The Park is located behind the McFaul Activity Center building on MacPhail Rd.  Only skateboards, scooters, In-line skates and skates are allowed.  No Bicycles allowed.  For info: 410-638-3528


The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages the involvement and participation of individuals with disabilities in all of our programs/services.  For disability-related accommodations, please contact the Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at 410-638-4899 (TTY users, call Maryland Relay at 711).  Please give two weeks advance notice.


Inclement Weather Policy


Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation will utilize the following procedures for cancellation of programs and activities during inclement weather conditions.


Parks and Recreation Facilities:  Weekdays, during regular business hours, when Harford County Government Offices are closed, all Harford County Parks and Recreation facilities will also be closed.  These facilities will also adhere to announce delayed openings or early closings as determined by Harford County Government.  In addition, if a specific facility can’t be opened or remain open safely, it may be closed by the local Parks and Recreation staff. During evening hours, weekends and holidays, when Harford County Government does not have regular business hours, local recreation staff will make cancellation decisions based upon specific site conditions. Excluded are Swan Harbor Farm, Emmorton Recreation and Tennis Center.

School Facilities:  During weekdays when schools are closed or close early, all Harford County Parks and Recreation activities are canceled.  When schools are closed or close early on Friday, indoor and outdoor activities for that weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) will be canceled based on the policy established by the Board of Education.  If inclement weather occurs weekdays after school is dismissed and on weekends, Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation will use the snow emergency plan to determine activity status.  When the snow emergency plan is in effect, activities at school sites will be canceled. If severe weather i.e. hurricane, occurs weekdays after school is dismissed and on weekends, programs may be cancelled based upon the discretion of the Department, Harford County Public Schools, and/or Harford County Government.

Other Facilities: If Recreation Councils are conducting events, meets or activities at private facilities in Harford County or any facility outside of Harford County, it will be their responsibility to cancel those programs due to inclement weather.

                                ***All persons are urged to listen to one of the radio stations below for information about P&R activity cancellations***

Announcements concerning cancellations of Southern District activities will be broadcasted on the following radio stations:

by posted 09/03/2018
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