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The purpose of the Freedom Area Recreation Council is to build a public recreation program using public school buildings, grounds, parks and facilities, volunteers and local organizations, both public and private to stimulate interest in promoting and furthering the cause of recreation.

The current elected Officers and Board Members of FARC:

President Ken Whalen, Vice President Steve Delman, Secretary Tracy Cox, Treasurer John Donoghue

Members at Large:

Sue Podobnik, Curt Weise, Chris Pluta, Kirk Engle

The Freedom Area Recreation Council is comprised of Elected Officers, Board Members, Program Representatives and interested individuals who share a common interest in recreational activities in the South Carroll area. All members are volunteers except for the Community Coordinator who serves as a liaison with the Carroll County Bureau of Recreation. The Freedom Area Recreation Council works in cooperation with the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks.

                      Current FARC Information Flier April 2014

Download April 2014 Flier

The Freedom Area Recreation Council oversees the general operation of all programs sponsored by or affiliated with the Council. The Community Coordinator schedules all school and athletic fields for our recreational use.

Program fliers are distributed in Carroll County Public Schools in September, December, April and June. Copies are available in the Eldersburg Library or by e-mail by sending a request to FreedomRecCoordinator@gmail.com 

Freedom Area Recreation Council reminds you to park only in designated areas and obey “NO PARKING ZONES” at all school and park facilities.

To All Parents of children participating in FARC events and programs. Please remember that use of school/public facilities is a privilege allowed us by the individual school principal. Please ensure that your children are supervised at all times, especially siblings of program participants. All children must be escorted into and out of the building.

Carroll County Commissioners No Smoking policy states that the use of tobacco products is prohibited, within 50 yards of the playing field or site, immediately before, during, or immediately after a recreation council sponsored youth activity. No smoking is allowed inside or on school property. Your cooperation will assure our continued use of school/public property.

Programs are held in the community at the following locations:

Carrolltowne Elementary, Eldersburg Elementary, Freedom Elementary, Piney Ridge Elementary, Linton Spring Elementary & Community Room, Oklahoma Road Middle School, Sykesville Middle School, Liberty High School, Century High School, South Carroll Senior Center and Community Center, Carrolltown Mall, Fairhaven Park, Freedom Park, Hodges Park, Old Liberty Road Park

The Freedom Area Recreation Council meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00PM at the South Carroll Senior Center & Community Center, 5928 Mineral Hill Rd., Eldersburg

ADA STATEMENT: The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Carroll County Government and its programs, services, activities, and facilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact Madeline M. Morey, The Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, 410.386.3800, 1.888.302.8978, MD Relay 7-1-1/1.800.735.2258 or email mmorey@ccg.carr.org as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.

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Registrations

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Freedom Girls Field Hockey

Online at: https://farc.sportssignup.com  

April 14 – May 18. Late registration ($15 fee), May 19 – June 1

 

Freedom Optimist Softball

Late Registration from Feb. 1 – Apr. 1 online only at: https://farc.sportssignup.com

  (a late registration fee will be included)

 

Freedom Optimist Soccer

Registration – May 3, 10, 17, 10AM-2PM Optimist Hall, Rt. 32 next to Pizza Hut

 

Sykesville Raiders Football & Cheer

Registration – April 12 &26, 8AM-12PM Optimist Hall, Rt. 32 next to Pizza Hut

 

Summer Programs

Awesome Kids Music Summer Camp

Baseball Camp

Baton Camp

Football Camp 

Robotics & Lego Camps 

Soccer Camps 

Stepping Stars Summer Dance

Volleyball Camps

 

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Artful Libations (adults only)

Portfolio Elements, starts April 28

Kid Crafts, starts April 29

Spring Break Art Camps (Glazed to Perfection), April 14-18

 

Arts, Baseball, Baton Twirling, Ceramics, Dance, Field Hockey, Football & Cheerleading, Music, Robotics, Soccer, Summer Camps, Summer Programs, Volleyball

Century High School – Scholarships

Freedom Area Recreation Council Scholarships

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Freedom Area Recreation Council offers continuing education scholarship opportunities to graduating seniors at Liberty High and Century High. Applications will be in LHS and CHS guidance offices,the Eldersburg Library or www.freedomarearec.com, Jan. 15th

Download FARC Scholarship Application 2014

 Application deadline is April 1, 2014.

Scholarships

Liberty High School – Scholarships

Freedom Area Recreation Council Scholarships

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Freedom Area Recreation Council offers continuing education scholarship opportunities to graduating seniors at Liberty High and Century High. Applications will be in LHS and CHS guidance offices,the Eldersburg Library or www.freedomarearec.com, Jan. 15th

Download FARC Scholarship Application 2014

 Application deadline is April 1, 2014.

Scholarships

Freedom Soccer Club

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Freedom Soccer Club tryouts for the upcoming Fall 2014/Spring 2015 seasons will take place in May and early June.

Visit the Freedom Soccer Club website – www.freedomsoccerclub.org for further information regarding age groups, dates and times.

Consider the Freedom Soccer Club for your child’s travel soccer experience.

Soccer

Janie Konigsberg 20th Annual Memorial Junior Tennis Tournament

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Join this excellent opportunity to hit with youth of your own age and speed. This no pressure, relaxed tournament is for youth age 10-16, advance beginner and intermediate playing level.

Sat., June 14 (Raindate June 21) Liberty High tennis courts, 9AM.

Cost is $5.00 per participant. Registration forms available at www.freedomarearec.com or the Eldersburg Library.

For information call 410-795-3292, or tbrecker@hotmail.com

Don’t miss this opportunity to come and have FUN and test your skill!

Special Events, Special Notices, Tennis

Awesome Kids Summer Music Camp

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Students will learn beginning guitar, recorder, piano keyboard, and other instruments with continued study, theory and technical development on primary instrument in small group (possible individual instruction)/concert band and orchestra setting.

Music games and activities for all ages while learning about different composers, rhythms, note reading and other music concepts!

Students will play Rock Band video game and Dance Dance Revolution.

Camp designed for youth entering grades K-6 in fall 2014, with or without prior experience. (Age related exceptions may be made upon request.)

Registration Information:

Dates: June 30-July 3

 

Times & Cost:

Session A: 8:30AM-11:30AM, $85.00

Session B: 12:30PM-3:30PM, $85.00

All Day Camp: 8:30AM-3:30PM, $150.00

 

Where: Oklahoma Road Middle School

6300 Oklahoma Road

Sykesville, MD 21784

Session fees include a $5 material fee.

Registration: Please register at the following website:

https://farc.sportssignup.com

 

Refund Policy: 50% of tuition is nonrefundable. Refunds on remaining balances may be requested in writing no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of each session.

For more information:

Awesome Kid’s Summer Music Camp

410-549-6296 Mailbox #6 or

JoeyDSax1@aol.com

Download Awesome Kids Music Summer Camp 2014 Flier

Music, Summer Camps, Summer Programs

American Cancer Society Relay For Life

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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Freedom Area is seeking volunteers–walkers for teams, cancer survivors, caregivers, children to participate in the Kids Walk, committee members, sponsors, anyone wanting to make a difference.

Get more information on the event and sign up a team by visiting www.RelayForLife.org/FreedomMD or by contacting the American Cancer Society at 410-781-6907 or lori.crook@cancer.org

Relay For Life is a fun-filled, family friendly overnight event. The Relay For Life of Freedom Area will take place at Liberty High School Stadium. It begins on Saturday evening May 31st and ends on Sunday morning June 1st. Event is free and open to the public.

Anyone interested in get-ting involved or just wanting to learn more about the Relay For Life of Freedom Area is invited to attend an upcoming meeting on Thursday, April 10 at 7PM or Thursday May 8th at 7PM at Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Dept. Hall (6680 Sykesville Rd. Sykesville, MD 21784).

Special Events, Special Notices

Easter Eggstravaganza – Saturday, April 19th

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Bring the family out to Freedom Park and join the FUN! 20,000 egg Easter Egg Hunt, Moon Bounces, Live Music, Face Painting, and lots of cool prizes!

Event admission is free; food concessions will be available for sale.

The Eggstravaganza will be held at Freedom Park (935 Raincliff Rd.) Sat., Apr. 19, 11:30AM-2PM (rain location TBD).

Children age zero through nine are welcome to participate. The Eggstravanganza is sponsored by The Journey Church Community

www.TheJourneyIsHere.com

Liz@TheJourneyIsHere.com

443-286-6968

Special Events, Special Notices

Ceramics – Adults & Youth Spring 2014

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Ages: Adult & Youth*

* Youth age 8 and under must be accompanied by adult

Date: Tuesdays, March 18, 2014 through May 13, 2014

Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM

Cost: Registration fee $25.00 plus project fee, $6.00 per session, payable to instructor

Location: South Carroll Senior & Community Center, Dirty Craft Room, 5928 Mineral Hill Rd, Eldersburg

Plan on attending all classes – some projects are started one week and completed another.

Download Ceramics Adult and Youth Spring 2014 Registration Form

For questions contact:

410-795-0267

 

3-18-14

Owl music box

 

3-25-14

Toad house (it’s a known fact that toads love to hide in dark, moist areas)

 

4-1-14

Window sill kitchen herb planter in shape of tea cup, creamer or sugar (basil, chives, oregano, etc grow well in house)

 

4-8-14

Owl mug completed in authentic glaze colors

 

4-15-14

Miniature bird house trinket box

 

4-22, 4-29, 5-6 and 5-13

Additional Tuesday nights to allow students to finish current projects and those not finished from winter session.

 

Youth age 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Projects are made in bisque and ready for various finishes.

 

Ceramics