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
Open Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm, closed Holidays
- Alicia Sillars
- 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
ANNOUNCING THE 5TH ANNUAL YOUTH CITIZEN AWARD--DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 21, 2014
In cooperation with Dr. David Osherow, local orthodontist and community supporter, the DYC is again sponsoring the ANNUAL YOUTH CITIZEN AWARD CHALLENGE. Do you know a child (grade 6 - 12) who has made a special contribution to the community, individual and/or charitable/service organization? This is the perfect opportunity for them to be acknowledged for their acts of conscience and humanity. This award honors a young person whose actions reflect an awareness of the needs of others beyond themselves. No act of kindness is too small to make a difference! Please share the following information with your child for entry guidelines. Or, see the WHOLE TOOTH at www.drosherow.com. NEW DEADLINE: MARCH 21, 2014.
8TH GRADE TOPS The next TOPS event for 8th graders, Fun at Chelsea Piers, is Friday, March 14 from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in Stamford. Whether TOPS members choose to play in the Activity Center (trampoline area, rock wall, batting cages, and mini field), or participate in fun activities on the fields and/or basketball courts, the 8th Grade TOPS group will have unlimited access to limited amenities. The cost is $20 for pay-per-event members; free for already paid members. (All games and TOPS refreshments included in this fee; students may wish to bring extra $$ for vending machines.) PLEASE NOTE THIS IMPORTANT CONDITION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT: ALL STUDENTS ATTENDING THE EVENING AT CHELSEA PIERS MUST BRING WITH THEM A "CHELSEA PIERS PARTICIPANT WAIVER, RELEASE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT," COMPLETED AND SIGNED BY PARENT/GUARDIAN. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD WAIVER. NO STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT PROVIDING SAID AGREEMENT. This event is open to TOPS members only.
2014 MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER ACTIVITY PROGRAM INFORMATION
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).
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.
FOR THOSE SEEKING INFORMATION ABOUT SUMMER EMPLOYMENT WITH THE DARIEN YOUTH COMMISSION, PLEASE REVIEW THIS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SUMMER EMPLOYMENT FOR DETAILED INFORMATION AND TIMELINE.
SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR JOB DESCRIPTION
SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR JOB APPLICATION
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.
CLICK HERE FOR "WHAT'S UP FOR KIDS" MONTHLY CALENDAR