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Fort Ritchie Community Center
14421 Lake Royer Dr.
Cascade, MD 21719
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Well-appointed in the picturesque mountains overlooking Lake Royer, Fort Ritchie Community Center is located on a re-purposed military base and built as the first green certified building in the area. Its mission includes creating healthy lifestyle and leisure activities, fostering community traditions, and promoting cultural development through the arts, education, sports, technology, and natural resources. Inexpensive memberships and day rates are available for use of the gymnasium, multi-purpose room, childwatch, game room including ping pong and billiards, and a gorgeous fitness center overlooking the lake. Popular group fitness classes, available to members and non-members, include Zumba, Hip Hop, Yoga, Pilates, Senior Yoga, Cardio, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, as well as special programs such as Cheer Camp, Basketball Camp, and an eight-week summer day program. Events include boating, picnics, craft bazaars, pet fests, family movie nights on our outdoor screen, Mountain Top Heritage Days, holiday celebrations, a New Years Polar Plunge, and Corporate Sports Battles. A technology center with eight internet access Mac desktops are available as well as reference materials. Wifi is also provided. Seminars, classes, and group meetings available include art classes, executive and business seminars, community groups, and self-help groups. Rentals of the gymnasium, multi-purpose room, two Meeting areas with high tech projectors, arts/ crafts room, game room and a large kitchen are available at inexpensive rates. Fishers must have Maryland permit and apply for a permit at the Community Center. Programs and Classes may be seasonal. Check our website for the latest schedule at