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Darien Youth Commission Mission Statement
Youth Commission Members 2021-22 (updated 3/3/22)

2021 Meeting Schedule

Agendas & Minutes

DUE TO THE UNFORTUNATE

WEATHER SITUATION, THE

TOPS

HINDLEY FAIR EVENTS HAVE

BEEN CANCELLED.

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION INFORMATION (DOWNLOADABLE REGISTRATION FORMS, ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK, FAQ, ETC) ARE LOCATED IN SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS SECTION AT BOTTOM OF PAGE. 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER ACTIVITY PROGRAM (MSSAP) REGISTRATION BEGINS 3/14/22.  ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK AND DOWNLOADABLE REGISTRATION FORMS LOCATED BELOW.

 

 

 

2021/22 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 parent volunteers.  TOPS is committed to offering affordable, safe, fun, drug and alcohol-free activities for Darien students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades (public, private and home-schooled students). 

MEMBERSHIP IN THE TOPS PROGRAM IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND ANY TOPS EVENT! 

REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2021!

The TOPS schedule has been created for our incoming 6th, 7th & 8th graders!  We appreciate everyone's flexibility as guidelines surrounding COVID-19 seem to be changing on a weekly basis which may or may not impact our ability to offer all the events we are planning.  As a result, we are only offering pay-per-event membership option for all TOPS memberships.  There is a cost to attend each TOPS event.  Additionally, we will be following the Darien Public Schools' and/or Darien Health Department's guidelines on masking.

 

PARENT VOLUNTEERSAs a reminder, the TOPS program is 99% reliant on parent involvement and support.  We would not be able to provide these fun activities for your children without parent help.  Please check-out different volunteer opportunities with our grade-level sign up genius links:

 

SPECIAL FAMILY, YOUTH & COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

  • ANNUAL FAMILY CONCERT SERIES   --    Typically 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  Co-sponsored by the Darien Parks & Recreation and the Darien Youth Commission, movies at the beach take place the last Friday in June and the Friday of Labor Day weekend.  Start-time at dusk (varies based on time of year). ALWAYS free admission
  • ANNUAL FAMILY DAY DINNER @ THE DARIEN YMCA Annual dinner sponsored by the Darien YMCA, the Thriving Youth Task Force, Darien's prevention council (and a subcommittee of 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. Typically takes place 3rd or 4th Friday in September.

  • 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 on Darien's prevention council, visit the Community Fund of Darien's Thriving Youth Task Force website.)
 

 

SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS

 

SUMMER CAMP 2022 REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, 2/14/22

 

CLICK HERE FOR FAQ ABOUT DYC'S SUMMER CAMP 2022 PROGRAM

CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER CAMP 2022 PROGRAM/REGISTRATION INFORMATION 

CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER CAMP 2022 REGISTRATION FORMS (2 SIDED)

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER ACTIVITY PROGRAM 2022 REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, 3/14/22.

CLICK HERE FOR MSSAP 2022 ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK

CLICK HERE FOR MSSAP 2022 REGISTRATION FORMS  (2-SIDED)

CLICKE HERE FOR MSSAP 2021 SAMPLE CALENDAR

 

SUMMER CAMP EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

Please find all relevant employment information below.  Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed in both the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and Job Description are invited to download Counselor Application, thoroughly complete and submit (via email or mail) to the Youth Director. 

 PARENTS ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED FROM BEING INVOLVED IN THE EMPLOYMENT PROCESS.

CIT (COUNSELOR IN TRAINING) INFORMATION

Interested candidates should read through the FAQ and Job Description first.  If all criteria is meet, thoroughly complete the application and return it to the Darien Youth Commission.  PARENTS ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED FROM BECOMING INVOLVED IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS.