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 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 a.m.to 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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