Darien Youth Commission ~ 203-656-7326

M, - Th:  8:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.; TOWN HALL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAY

For the public's convenience, there is a "drop-box" in the lobby of the gymnasium for those individuals who are uncomfortable with public access.

 SUMMER CAMP 2021 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  

To put your child on the waitlist for any session, please download registration form (at bottom of page), thoroughly complete, scan and email to youthcommission@darienct.gov or asillars@darienct.gov.

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER ACTIVITY PROGRAM (MSSAP aka "Camp Menace") 2021

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED .

 To put your child on the waitlist for any session, please download registration form (at bottom of page), thoroughly complete, scan and email to youthcommission@darienct.gov or asillars@darienct.gov.


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Darien Youth Commission Mission Statement
Youth Commission Members 2020-21 (updated 4-1-21)

2021 Meeting Schedule

Agendas & Minutes

  

The Youth Commission is excited to be bringing back a  Family Concert  at Weed Beach! Taking place on Thursday, June 17 @ 6:00, the featured entertainer is long-time favorite Annie (of Annie & the Natural Wonder Band) & Safari Bob.  In celebration of the tenacity everyone exhibited during this incredibly unusual school year, THIS CONCERT IS FREE! (SPONSORED BY THE DYC)   *Feel free to bring a picnic or buy dinner at “The Beach Grill!” * Beach permits not required to attend this event * Life guards will NOT be on duty…swimming will be at your own risk * No glass containers are allowed on the beach *  Click here to download flyer for your fridge!  

 SUMMER CAMP MAILINGS WILL BE SENT OUT THE WEEK OF JUNE 14. 

PLEASE  REVIEW THE RULES & REGULATIONS PRIOR TO THE START OF CAMP. RULES & REGULATIONS WERE PROVIDED IN YOUR CHILD'S CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION PACKET AND CAN BE FOUND HERE AS WELL.



 

  

SPECIAL FAMILY, YOUTH & COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • TILLEY POND MODEL BOAT REGATTA  -- typically first Saturday in May...stay tuned for 2022.
  • 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.
  • COMMUNITY FESTIVAL OF ARTS & SCIENCES  --   FESTIVAL OF ARTS & SCIENCES...STAY TUNED FOR 2022 

  • 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 2021 REGISTRATION BEGINS 2/22/21.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER ACTIVITY PROGRAM 2021 BEGINS 3/15/21.

 

  • TRADITIONAL DAY-CAMP PROGRAM:  The DYC sponsors the Town Camp program, offering three, two-week day camps servicing children who are entering grades 1 - 6. Three programs at two sites based on grade level: kids entering grade 1 (R-1); kids entering grades 2 & 3 (R-2/3); kids entering grades 4, 5 & 6 (Camp Mather). Camps run daily from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with drop-off & daily health-check/screening from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Program includes a variety of sports, arts & crafts, entertainers and if possible, field trips. Please note, children must be appropriate grade in our system to register online.

 

  • The Darien Youth Commission’s Summer Camp will follow COVID-19 guidelines set by the State of Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and the Town of Darien’s Health Department. Program content and guidelines are subject to change based on updated recommendation and guidelines by these agencies.
  1. Click here for FAQ regarding the 2021 Summer Camp Program  
  2. Click here for detailed program information & registration instructions
  3. Click here for 2-paged Summer Camp Registration Form
  4. Click here for online registration link

 

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER ACTIVITY PROGRAM (MSSAP)The Middle School Summer Activity Program (MSSAP), affectionately dubbed "Camp menace" is a 6-week summer program for students who are entering grades 7, 8 & 9.  The small, grassroots program meets Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (drop-off with daily health-check is 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.).  Students may register for one week at a time or all 6 weeks.  At time of registration (3/15/21), MSSAP will operate out of Holmes School (drop-off & pick-up will be there unless otherwise notified).  Following State of CT office of Early Childhood (OEC) and Town of Darien Health Department guidelines, we are working with the bus company and favorite vendors to provide safe and fun field trip destinations as possible.  Cost of some field trips may be extra and must be paid on day of trip.
  • Click here for 2-paged MSSAP Registration Form
  • Click here for MSSAP online registration link 

 

SUMMER CAMP EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

For candidates interested in an opportunity to work as a Summer Camp Counselor, below please find FAQ, Job Description & Counselor Application.  Kindly review the first two documents.  If all criteria provided there is met, download job application, thoroughly complete and email to:  asillars@darienct.gov.   PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN THIS PROCESS IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.