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Registration Policy

All activities are handled on a first come, first serve basis for residents and seasonal vacationers. The Ocean City Community Services Department and the Division of Recreation Programs reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any program due to lack of registration, inclement weather or reasons beyond the department’s control. Programs, dates and times are subject to change due to availability of facilities.
REGISTRATION WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OVER THE AGE OF 18. (THIS IS MPORTANT DUE TO THE INSURANCE WAIVER)

Program cancellation due to inclement weather will be announced on Channel 2 or call (609) 525-9304. Please make all checks for programs or special events payable to: “City of Ocean City.” For more information on programs listed below call the Recreation Office at 609-525-9304. Registration for activities will be taken in person at the City Hall Annex – 901 Asbury Avenue during business hours Monday – Friday, 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).

Program announcements will be distributed through schools and published in local newspapers. Any program requiring a deadline for registration will be noted on the program information flyer. A waiting list will be maintained for some programs. If an opening becomes available in a closed program, that space will be offered to the first person on the waiting list. If that person declines or is unreachable the next person on the list will be contacted. The Division of Recreation insists that a child should never be left at an activity or program before the person in charge arrives to accept responsibility for that participant. It is the obligation of the parent or guardian to be aware of program schedule and times.