The Darien Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for the residents of Darien. Registration for programs takes place online at, at the Parks and Recreation office located in Town Hall, or through the mail. For more information call the office at 203-656-7325.Summer 2011 programs

Family Programs

Safe Boating Classes: Connecticut Safe Boating comes to Darien to offer this 8-and-a-half hour course that will meet the requirements to obtain a Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate. This class will meet July 12 and July 14 from 6 to 10:15 p.m. at Darien Town Hall. Participants must attend both dates and all hours to be considered for certification. The fee for this program is $115 per person. Pre-registration is required.

Youth Camps

Blue Wave Kickers Soccer Camps -- Focus of these camps will be on skill improvement and fun. Jon Bradley, head coach of the DHS girls varsity soccer team, will direct these camps for youth ages 3 to 12. Camps will take place at Darien Town Hall fields the weeks of July 11, July 18, Aug. 1, and Aug. 22. Participants of these camps will receive a soccer ball and T-shirt.

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Tennis Camps -- Summer tennis camps are a great opportunity for participants to learn the game of tennis and have a great time.

Camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon at Darien High School in one-week increments through the week of Aug. 15. The fee for one week of tennis camp is $195. These camps are offered for children between the ages of 6 to 15 and participants will be grouped by age and level.

Flag Football Camp -- Emphasis of this camp (for ages 6 to 12) is placed on rules, teamwork and fair play. Games and scrimmages occupy the majority of the camp day. Camp meets from 9 a.m. to noon at Holahan Field (behind Town Hall) the week of Aug. 8. The fee for one week of flag football camp is $205. This camp is offered by Overtime Athletics and is geared towards beginner football players.

Overtime Athletics Sports Camp -- This variety sports camp for children ages 5 to 12 includes instruction in the fundamentals of traditional sports as well as utilizing Overtime Athletics signature curriculum incorporating non-traditional sports.

Camp meets from

9 a.m. to noon at Holahan Field (behind Town Hall) the weeks of Aug. 15 and 22. The fee for one week of camp is $165.

Horsemanship Camps -- Mead Farm (Stamford) and Darien Parks and Recreation will offer group camps for kida ages 4 and older. Each camp includes riding, horse care, and stable management.

This program is designed for riders who did not attend the 2010 Horsemanship Camps at Mead Farm.

One-week camps run through mid-August starting the week of June 27. Camps for ages 4 to 6 will run from 1 to 4 p.m. and the fee is $450. Camps for ages 7 and older will run from 8 noon and the fee is $525.

Future Stars Baseball/Softball Camp -- This camp will provide each camper with top baseball/softball instruction. Also included in this camp is the educational "Lessons of Life" program and each participant will receive a Future Stars baseball shirt and cap.

This camp will meet from noon to 3 p.m. during the week of August 8th. This camp will be held on the Town Hall front fields and is for children ages 5 to 12. The camp fee is $175.

Future Stars Cheerleading Camp -- Future Stars' mission is to initiate a positive & fundamental base for young children interested in cheerleading. While teaching the fundamentals of cheerleading, Future Stars will also introduce their "Lessons of Life" educational program.

This camp will meet from 9 a.m. to noon during the week of Aug. 8 at the Darien Town Hall small gymnasium and fields.

This camp is offered to girls ages 6 to 10. Camp fee is $160.

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