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General Information

Program Information: We do not confirm registrations. No news is good news! You will be advised only if the class is filled or cancelled. No news is good news! Unless noted, programs and activities take place at the Gauntlett Community Center. Simply show up at the program location on the  date & time indicated in the brochure.
  Registration Forms: Must be complete and on file in the recreation office prior to program participation.
  Confidentiality: Information regarding minor children is considered confidential and will only be shared with the parents or legal guardians listed on the registration form. Family data (address, phone number, and email address) will be shared with instructors and coaches.
  Cancellations: Marple Newtown Recreation reserves the right to cancel a class or entire activity for which there is insufficient registration or for any other reasonable cause.
Trips: Most trips depart from the Robert C. Gauntlett Community Center. There are NO refunds for "no shows"!
  Non-English Speaking: In case of an emergency, please include on your registration form the name and phone number of an English speaking person.
  Parent Responsibility: Parents are not to bring children to an activity site prior to the activity's scheduled start time. In addition, parents are responsible for picking children up promptly at the conclusion of each activity.


Inclement Weather: Recreation programs and activities will
  generally be cancelled if schools are closed or dismiss early due to the weather. Please call 610-353-2326 for program cancellation information. For evening and weekend programs, a recorded message will indicate if a program has been cancelled. Most cancelled classes will be rescheduled or added at the end of the session.
  Special People: Handicapped and other special individuals are accepted in all activities. Please consult the recreation office at the time of registration.
  Insurance: The Marple Newtown Joint Recreation Commission carries liability and property damage insurance only. Program participants are expected to use personal family health plans for medical coverage.
  Prices: Most activity prices are listed. Payment must be received in advance for each program desired.  
  Non-Resident Prices: Most programs are open to Non-Residents at stated price, plus $10.
  Multiple Children Families: When registering three or more children from the same family for the same program, check with the recreation office for discount prices. Clinics and contracted activities are not included.
  Refunds: Are subject to a $10 administrative charge and given only if the request is received three business days before the first class. In reference to trips and one-day workshops, refunds are only given if a replacement can be found.
  Returned Check Fees: All returned checks are subject to a $25 processing fee.
  Credit Cards (Visa & Mastercard):
  Are accepted EXCEPT for ski tickets, amusement park tickets and movie tickets. These transactions are cash/check only.
  Wheelchair: If needed, a donated wheelchair is available for program participants attending activities and events held at the Gauntlett Community Center. Please call the Recreation Office to make arrangements for use.