Darien Youth Commission

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Darien Youth Commission Mission Statement
Youth Commission Members 2019-20 (updated 5/5/20)

2020 Meeting Schedule

Agendas & Minutes

DYC 2020 SUMMER PROGRAM REGISTRATIONS (TRADITIONAL DAY CAMP & MSSAP) ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE EFFECTIVE 5-8-20

  • Summer Camp 2020 Update -- 5-8-20
  • MSSAP 2020 Update -- 5-8-20

 

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THE 2019-20 TOPS GROUP REGRETS TO INFORM ITS MEMBERSHIP THAT DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE NEED TO RESPECT ONGOING SOCIAL-DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS, THE REMAINING TOPS EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED EFFECTIVE 4/8/20. 

 

                                        


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 2019-20 TOPS GROUP REGRETS TO INFORM ITS MEMBERSHIP THAT DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE NEED TO RESPECT ONGOING SOCIAL-DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS, THE REMAINING TOPS EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED EFFECTIVE 4/8/20. 

 

SPECIAL FAMILY, YOUTH & COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • DARIEN DASH -- COMMUNITY-WIDE SCAVENGER HUNT!  -- POSTPONED
  • TILLEY POND MODEL BOAT REGATTA  -- Saturday, May 2, 2020  Canceled effective 4/8/20 due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and continued need to honor social distancing.
  • ANNUAL FAMILY CONCERT SERIES   --  2020 CONCERT SEASON TBD EFFECTIVE 4/8/20.          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  --   2020 FESTIVAL OF ARTS & SCIENCES WAS ATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020 IN THE DARIEN TOWN HALL GYM.  Thanks to the following organizations who donated their time, talents & treasures to support this event's continued success: Darien Dance Center; MADD Science of Fairfield; Darien Advisory Committee on Sustainability; The Depot's Student Governing Board & Volunteer Club; Pie in the Sky; STEM Venture Unit of Darien; Garden Club of Darien; Darien Environmental Group; Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

  • 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

EFFECTIVE 5-8-20, REGISTRATIONS FOR TRADITIONAL DAY CAMPS AND MSSAP ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE



SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR OPPORTUNITIES

SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

 


COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT
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Due to the current environment, we regret to advise the Counselor in Training (CIT) program has been canceled for the 2020 Summer Camp Program.