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Rod 'N' Reel Gives Back

Giving Back to the Community


Cleaning the Bay with Oyster Beds

We are doing our part to clean the bay! We have three oyster beds located on Charter Boat Row by 1936 Bar & Grill. To take care of the oyster beds we flip them monthly, make sure there are no crabs trying to eat the oyster and clean up any litter near the beds. We will be able to release the current oysters on local sand bars in the summer months. 

Adopt a Highway

Several times a year we clean up litter on the road through Adopt a Highway.

Senior Center Birthdays & Bingo

Once a month, we visit the seniors at Calvert County Nursing Center and host their birthday party. The Rod 'N' Reel Gives Back team provides bingo, prizes, cake and goody bags for the seniors to enjoy. We look forward to celebrating their birthdays and seeing their familiar faces each month!

Farm to Table

Supporting local farmers, our restaurants offer farm to table specials with ingredients from local farms. Ingredients and dishes vary from month to month to provide in season items to our guests. Currently, we are working with PA Bowen Farmstead and Miller Farms in Brandywine, MD. 

Supporting Charities

Rod 'N' Reel Gives Back donates to various charities to support their fundraising efforts. These charities include, but are not limited to: Calvert County Schools, Calvert Hospice, Calvert Health, NAACP, Humane Society of Calvert County, local sports clubs, and more. 

The Town of Chesapeake Beach

Representatives from Rod 'N' Reel Resort are members of various committees throughout the town of Chesapeake Beach. These committees include: the Green Team, Walkability Team and Opiod Awareness Team. 

Wreaths Across America

Supporting Wreaths Across America, we will be removing wreaths at Cheltenham. While many volunteers go to lay the wreaths, which we have done in the past as well, there usually aren't as many volunteers to remove those wreaths after the holiday season. 

Purple Heart Blanket Drive

Donated by Rod 'N' Reel Resort Team Members, we collect blankets throughout the month of January and donate them to Purple Heart. 

Valentine Goody Bags

The Gives Back Team puts together Valentine's Day goody bags and delivers them to 4 of our local senior homes. Last year we were able to share the love and deliver over 250 goody bags!


Supporting the Town of Chesapeake Beach's Easter Event, we set up a table and hand out a treat for the kids at the EGGstravaganza event to enjoy. 

Pet Supply Drive

Throughout the month of June, we collect donated pet supply items from Rod 'N' Reel Resort Team Members. At the end of the month, we donate the collected items to Tri-County Animal Shelter

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Special menu items available at each of our restaurants at the Resort to raise awareness. All proceeds from these items are donated to Breast Cancer Awareness. 

Butterfly Walk

We held our First Annual Butterfly Fun-K Walk honoring Gerald W. Donovan in October 2022. All proceeds from this event are donated to Calvert Hospice, who helped us so much during the end of Gerald's life. In 2022, we were able to raise over $5,300!

Halloween Family Fun Night

Supporting the Town of Chesapeake Beach's Halloween Event, we set up a table and hand out a treat for the kids at the Halloween Family Fun Night to enjoy.

Pat Carpenter's Holiday Parade

Dressed in festive wear, handing out goodies to kids, and bringing holiday cheer, it's always fun participating in Pat Carpenter's Holiday Parade!

Holiday Meals to First Responders

On Christmas Eve, 1936 Bar & Grill delivers a hot meal wrapped in a Christmas box to our first responders on duty! We are able to deliver to about seven first responder locations throughout Calvert County.