RARA's registration process is the same for each season. A brochure of all our program offerings is mailed to the residents of Rochester and Rochester Hills three times a year. Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer. The Fall brochure goes out in August, the Winter/Spring goes out in December and the Summer brochure is mailed in April. In the brochure we designate a day which begins our in person registration. All residents of Rochester and Rochester Hills may register on that day. Phone-in and fax-in registrations begin on a Wednesday. Persons not living in Rochester and Rochester Hills may register by all three methods beginning on a Thursday. Dates are specified in each brochure.
RARA General Office Hours: M-F 8:00am - 6:00pm
During peak times while classes are in session, the building will be open:
Monday-Friday 8:00am-9pm and Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
Residents and Non Residents
Residents are those people who reside in the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills. As part of their property taxes they pay a small contribution to support RARA. Residents of surrounding areas such as Oakland and Washington Townships who go to Rochester Schools are not considered Residents; they pay school taxes but not RARA taxes. Non-residents can participate in RARA activities; there is a small non-resident fee.
Fees listed in the brochure or on the website are for the residents of Rochester and Rochester Hills. Non-residents add $20.00 per child and $28.00 per adult per activity. Special Events are exempt from the non-resident fee.
Forms of Payments
RARA accepts cash, checks, Visa, Master Card or Discover as forms of payment for all programs.
All classes and activities cancelled by RARA will be refunded in full. Participants requesting refunds before the first class will be charged a $5.00 service charge. Participants requesting a refund after the first class but before the second class will be charged 25% of the class fee.
Our summer camps have additional refund guidelines. Please see those under the summer camp information.
RARA Board Meetings
The RARA Board is a policy making board comprised of 7 members. They provide input on leisure time activities, policies, budgetary concerns, and recreational needs of the communities. The board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:15pm at the RARA Offices. Citizens are welcome.