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Darien Youth Commission Mission Statement

Youth Commission Members 2018-19

 2019 Meeting Schedule

Agendas & Minutes

 

TOPS The Teen Options Program (TOPS) is sponsored by the Darien Youth Commission. It is endorsed by MMS and made possible through the generous involvement of the TOPS Board and many other volunteers. TOPS is committed to offer affordable, safe, fun, drug and alcohol-free activities for Darien students in 6th, 7th or 8th Grades (both public and private school students). There is a charge for each TOPS event. Participants must be registered and can either pay at each event, or for your convenience, a pre-paid discounted option is available covering entrance to all TOPS events. Events are grade-level specific with the exception of four events together which are for both 7th & 8th Grade TOPS members.  

THE 2018-19 TOPS FOLKS EXTEND HEARTFELT GRATITUDE TO ALL WHO HELPED, SUPPORTED AND INVOLVED THEMSELVES WITH THE FUN ACTIVITIES OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL AGED KIDS ENJOYED.  YOUR COMMITMENT TO THIS PROGRAM EQUATES TO THE SUCCESS WE ALL ENJOY!  WE LOOK FORWARD TO 2019/20 TOPS PROGRAM!

HAPPY SUMMER!!

 

 

SPECIAL FAMILY, YOUTH & COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

  • ANNUAL FAMILY CONCERT SERIES THE 2019 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IS HERE!  Click here for downloadable flyer (includes schedule, fees & other important details).  Every Wednesday in June @ 6:30 p.m. @ Weed Beach, this is a terrific way to enjoy family-friendly entertainment at one of Darien's greatest resources. (There is a per person/vehicle cost per concert , payable at the beach entrance...beach stickers are not required to attend these events.)  
  • COMMUNITY MOVIE @ WEED BEACH-- JUNE & SEPTEMBER JUNE'S MOVIE IS SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 28 -- DUSK...FILM TBD & September screenings. Co-sponsored by the Darien Parks & Recreation and the Darien Youth Commission. Start-time at dusk (varies according to sunset times/time of year). ALWAYS free admission
  • TILLEY POND MODEL BOAT REGATTA -- 2019 REGATTA IS SATURDAY, MAY 4!   READY, SET, SAIL!  Click here for detailed information about the event, including boat kit sales!  
  • ANNUAL FAMILY DAY DINNER @ THE DARIEN YMCA  Sponsored by the Darien YMCA, the TYTF, the Community Fund of Darien & the Darien Youth Commission, this free, fun-filled family event promotes the concept that families who regularly dine together minimize future risk factors. Modeled after CASA's Family Day, this is a great opportunity for families to engage with one another in conversation, fun and relaxation.  Close to 50 families participated in this year's festivities which included dinner, arts & crafts, gym games, swimming and more and took place on Friday, September 21, 2018.
  • 21st ANNUAL HALLOWEEN WINDOW PAINTING CONTEST -- 2018 Halloween Window Painting Contest was held on Saturday, October 20. 30 teams of middle and high school aged students painted merchant windows throughout the town.  Winners are: 
21st Annual Halloween Window Painting Winners

  • COMMUNITY-WIDE MOVIE TO BENEFIT DARIEN HUMAN SERVICES HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE  Annual event benefiting the Human Services Holiday Gift program. Free tickets to feature movie @ the Darien Playhouse. In lieu of payments, movie-goers are asked to bring new, unwrapped gift, toy or gift card.   This event typically takes place late November/early December and is a terrific opportunity for the community to support the needs of locals right here in Darien.
  • COMMUNITY FESTIVAL OF ARTS & SCIENCES  --   2019 ARTS FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE IN THE TOWN HALL GYM FROM 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2019. CANCELLED DUE TO TOWN HALL WEATHER-RELATED CLOSURE.  
  • DARIEN DASH -- COMMUNITY-WIDE SCAVENGER HUNT!  -- POSTPONED TO FALL 2019
 

 

Darien's Thriving Youth Task Force -- Involving all sectors of the community, Thriving Youth is Darien’s coalition of concerned youth, community and civic organizations, businesses and individuals working together to provide meaningful relationships, experiences, skills and opportunities to benefit all our children. (For additional information, visit the Community Fund of Darien's Thriving Youth Task Force website.)

 

SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS

TRADITIONAL SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019...the DYC sponsors the Town Camp program, offering two, three-week day camps servicing children who have successfully completed grades K-5.  Three programs based on grade level:  kids who have successfully completed kindergarten (entering grade 1); kids who have successfully completed grades 1 & 2 (entering grades 2 & 3); kids who have successfully completed grades 3, 4 & 5 (entering grades 4, 5 & 6).  Camps run daily from 9:00 a.m. - 3;00 p.m. (with an Early Drop-Off option from 8:00 a.m.).  Program includes a variety of sports, arts & crafts, field trips and entertainers.  Please note, children must be appropriate grade in our system to register online.  Detailed information below.

1.  Click here for FAQ regarding the 2019 Summer Camp Program

2. Click here for detailed Summer Camp 2019 Program Information & Registration Instructions

3. Click here for downloadable Summer camp 2019 Registration Forms

4. Summer Camp Online Registration Link

 

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER ACTIVITY PROGRAM (MSSAP) REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, MARCH 4

  • For students who have successfully completed grades 6, 7 & 8 (entering grades 7, 8 & 9), this program runs Monday's through Thursday's weekly.  Affectionately dubbed "Camp Menace," students may sign up weekly or for all 6 weeks at an adjusted fee.  The fee is $90 per week; $500 for all 6 weeks.  There is a fee for some field trips which must be paid on the day of the trip.  
  • Click here for link to online registration
  • Click here to download registration form 


 

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

          

                     

SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR OPPORTUNITIES

THE YOUTH COMMISSION IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR POSITIONS

 


COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT) THE YOUTH COMMISSION IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT) OPPORTUNITIES 

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