The Darien Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for the residents of Darien. Registration for programs takes place online at www.darienct.gov/parkrec, 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 eight-and-a-half hour course that will meet the requirements to obtain a Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate. This class will meet on June 7 and 9 from 6 to 10:15 p.m. at the 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 -- The 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 be held at the Darien Town Hall fields the weeks of June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, Aug. 1, and Aug. 22. Camp the week of June 20th is an International Pro Soccer Camp for children ages 5 to 18. Participants of these camps will receive a soccer ball and T-shirt. Check the website for more specific ages, times and fees.

Future Stars Junior 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 starting June 20 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 Cherry Lawn Park the week of June 20. 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. An additional camp will be offered in August. Check the website for more information.

Future Stars Basketball Camp -- This camp, for children ages 5 to 10, stresses excellence, education, practice and discipline, all in a fun-filled environment. Camp will meet the week of June 20th at the Darien Town Hall. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to noon. The educational "Lessons of Life" program is included in this camp and each participant will receive a Junior NBA/Junior WNBA jersey. The camp fee is $180.

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 Cherry Lawn Park the week of June 27. The fee for this one week of camp is $165. Additional camps will be offered in August.

Horsemanship Camps -- Mead Farm in Stamford and Darien Parks and Recreation will offer group camps for youth 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 a.m. to noon and the fee is $525.

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