Darien Youth Commission                                                     

Youth Commission Office, Room 110
Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road
203 656-7326 phone; 203 656-7388 alt. phone; 203 656-7393 fax
Email: asillars@darienct.gov

Open Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm, closed Holidays

  • Alicia Sillars
    Youth Director
  • Joan Cavett  -- Program Secretary
  • Linda Hannett -- Program Secretary

Click here for a copy of the Darien Youth Commission Mission Statement

Click here for a copy of the current Youth Commission Board Members

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  THE 22ND ANNUAL TILLEY POND MODEL BOAT REGATTA IS SATURDAY, MAY 3!!!  This much anticipated family event is a favorite for folks of all ages!  Click here for detailed event information including times, cost, activities, sponsors and more.  KIDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING HOMEMADE "KRAFTS" FOR THE HOMEADE VESSELS RACE.  PINEWOOD SHARPIE BOAT KITS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ($10 PER KIT) FOR THOS PREFERRING THIS METHOD.  Boat kits are available at the Youth Commission office during normal business hours and will be available for purchase at the event on 5/3 starting @ 11:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 2014 MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER ACTIVITY PROGRAM INFORMATION 

The Youth Commission's MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER ACTIVITY PROGRAM (MSSAP) registration begins Monday, March 10.  Affectionately dubbed "Camp Menace," this program runs Monday's - Thursday's, June 23 – July 31.  Students may sign up for a week at a time or for all 6 weeks.  The fee is $80 per week; $450 for all 6 weeks.  (There is a charge for some field trips which must be paid on the day of the trip.)  Clicker here to view the 2013 MSSAP calendar to better understand the program activities.

Click here to download 2014 MSSAP registration forms. Click here for online registration  (begins 8:30 a.m. Monday, March 10).

 

 

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2014 SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10. DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, EFFECTIVE 2/05/14, THE YOUTH COMMISSION HAS HAD TO SHUFFLE THE LOCATIONS OF TWO OF ITS SUMMER CAMP 2014 PROGRAMS.  DETAILED INFORMATION HAS BEEN UPDATED IN THE FAQ DOCUMENT.  PLEASE REVIEW THIS Frequently Asked Questions DOCUMENT FOR HELPFUL REGISTRATION AND PROGRAM INFORMATION.

Click here for Summer Camp 2014 Registration Information & Guidelines

Click here for Summer Camp 2014 Registration Forms

Paperless registration is available as well.  Family Pin # and Client Barcode is required to access this option.  Call 203-656-7388 during normal business hours if those #'s are needed.  Or, from the "login" page of online registration, click "Forgot Login Numbers."  Client Bar Code & Family Pin will be emailed to you immediately.  Click here for online registration option.

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THE YOUTH COMMISSION IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR POSITIONS. 4/2/14

THE YOUTH COMMISSION DOES SPONSOR A COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT) FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE MINIMALLY COMPLETED GRADE 9.  IF INTERESTED, CLICK HER FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CIT PROGRAM; CLICK HERE FOR THE CIT JOB DESCRIPTION; CLICK HERE FOR CIT APPLICATION.  DEADLINE FOR APPLYING FOR CIT OPPORTUNITY IS 5/9/14.

 

 

 

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TOPS REGISTRATION BEGAN MONDAY, AUGUST 12.  PLEASE NOTE:  IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND ANY TOPS EVENT, YOU MUST REGISTER HIM/HER WITH THE TOPS PROGRAM EVERY YEAR.

 

 

What is TOPS?  The Teen Options Program (TOPS) is sponsored by the Darien Youth Commission, endorsed by MMS & made possible through the generous involvement of the TOPS Board and many other parent volunteers.  TOPS is committed to offer affordable, safe, fun and drug & alcohol-free activities for Darien students in grades 6, 7 & 8 (both public & private school students).  There is a charge for each TOPS event.

 

 

RULES & REGULATIONS – Click here for additional information regarding Membership and Rules & Regulations.

 

 

DATES & FEES Click here for program dates and fees for all three TOPS programs.

 

 

ON-LINE REGISTRATION – On-line registration for both advance-pay memberships (Visa/MasterCard) and pay-per-event membership is available for your convenience.  To register, you will need a Family Pin Number & a Client Barcode Number.  If you need this information, please call 203-656-7388 during normal business hours.  (If no one is available, your call will be returned the next business day.)   Or, if already have these #'s and have misplaced them, simply click on the "Forgot my Password" link on the "login" section of the of the online registration website.  They will be emailed back to you immediately.

 

PAPER REGISTRATION – For those preferring not to register on-line, simply click on the appropriate grade listed below to download a TOPS membership form.  Completed pay-per-event membership forms may be returned to MMS (please do not send advance payment membership forms to MMS).  Forms may be returned to the Darien Youth Commission in Town Hall as well.

 

6th Grade TOPS Registration Form

 

7th Grade TOPS Registration Form

 

8th Grade TOPS Registration Form

Youth Commission monthly minutes & agendas posted here.

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CLICK HERE FOR "WHAT'S UP FOR KIDS" MONTHLY CALENDAR