School & Youth Activities
Rowayton School Carnival
May 12, 5:00-10:00pm and
May 13, 10:00am-5:00pm
Please come support Rowayton Elementary School and join the excitement at the annual carnival! Rides, games, a salon tent, and much more will be just a few of the on-site activities. In true Rowayton style, local residents will be firing up the grill and serving mouth-watering pork sliders, grilled hotdogs and burgers. Rowayton Pizza will be offered this year too! Plan ahead and save: unlimited ride bracelets will be available to purchase either online at rowaytonpta.org or at 3:00 p.m. at the school on May 3-6th ONLY. Individual ride tickets may also be purchased at the carnival. For questions, please contact Christina Vahle.
Rowayton Parents Exchange
Spring is nearly upon us! So, shake the slush off your boots and join the fun with the Rowayton Parents Exchange, an association of parents with new babies and young children. Each month, the RPE hosts events that appeal to moms, dads, children and couples. Members enjoy activities such as picnics and playtime at Bayley Beach, fun at Tumble Jungle, arts and crafts, painting at Green Moon, learning about animals at the Darien Nature Center, planting their first garden at The Potting Shed, Movie “nights”, Pop-Up Events and much more! For the parents, we host monthly Mom Nights Out, cocktail parties, family BBQs, and full blown themed parties. Enjoy a chance to build and further friendships with a community of parents in Rowayton and the surrounding areas while your kids do the same. To join, please email us or visit our website at www.rowaytonparentexchange.com.
National Play Outside Day – Sat, May 6, 10am-12pm
55th Annual Art Show – June 1-3
In celebration of National Play Outside Day and for the third year running, the award-winning Community Cooperative Nursery School (CCNS) staff will provide hundreds of boxes and interesting building materials for a let-your-imagination-run-wild building activity, and will be on hand to help bring the box forts, castles, dragons, dinosaurs and robots to life. There will be a bake sale, and the event will end with a Story Time. Free and open to the public. Come play with us Saturday, May 6 from 10:00am-noon at Pinkney Park in Rowayton.
The Community Cooperative Nursery School (CCNS) will hold its 55th Annual Art Show and Sale June 1-3 at an exciting new location, the Workshop of Black Bridge Motors at 314 Wilson Avenue, South Norwalk. We will be transforming this unique and airy space into a sophisticated Brooklyn-style gallery right around the corner from our little red schoolhouse.
The CCNS Art Show will again offer one of the largest and most diverse collections of original artwork for sale in our area. Art lovers wait all year for the CCNS Art Show, where 40% of all art proceeds are donated to CCNS and are tax deductible for the buyer. This year’s show will kick off with an Opening Night Gala Thursday, June 1 from 7:00-10:00 pm with live music, appetizers, drinks and the full range of available artwork. Friday, June 2 from 6:00-10:00pm will include appetizers, drinks, music and a festive atmosphere. Third and final day is Saturday, June 3rd from Noon-4:00pm. For details, visit ccnsct.org/art-show.
United Church Nursery School Summer Camp
United Church Nursery School will again be offering their fantastic Summer Fun Camp, beginning May 30th-June 23rd. Each weekly session will center around a theme with age-appropriate activities focusing on water play, singing, nature, cooking, drama, games and art exploration. The program is open to any child who is currently attending a drop-off Threes, Fours or Fives (pre-K) program, with priority registration given to current UCNS families. For more information, email UCNS or call (203) 853-3554.
Summer Camps – FMRNS
Five Mile River Nursery School (FMRNS) offers Preschool programs, Enrichment and Summer programs for children ages 2-5. Their mission is to provide a warm, nurturing, and engaging atmosphere allowing children to meet their full potential in academic learning, personal growth and development. Visit them online to learn more about the all our programs including our 5’s/PreK program which was introduced in the 2015/2016 school year. Accredited by NAEYC, FMRNS is currently the only nationally accredited private preschool in Darien and Norwalk. Limited openings are available for the 2017/2018 school year. Please contact the school immediately for more information. FMRNS is now enrolling all children ages 3-5 for their Summer Camp Program. For 28 years, they have provided children the very best summer camp experience! Taught by trained, experienced Pre-K teachers in a safe and fun environment, campers enjoy outdoor water games, sand play, arts, crafts, reading, science and music. Exciting weekly guest enrichment will include: Critter Caravan, Mr. Bungles Bubbles and Magic, Pied Piper Ponies, Acting Out with Miss Karen, All Star Soccer, Kinderdance and more! The cost is $45 per day: sign up by the week in June, or any five days in July or August and receive a 5% discount. The program runs weekdays, June 5th – August 4th, 9:30am – 1:00pm. Learn more at www.fivemilerivernurseryschool.com.
Rowayton Summer Camps
|Community Cooperative Nursery School Camp
|Five Mile River Nursery School Camp
|Green Moon Rowayton
|15 mos-7 yrs|
|Gym Games Camp Dave Liberatore
|Packer Soccer Camps
|Rowayton Arts Center
|Rowayton Gardeners Potting Shed Farm Camp
|8 years +|
|Shakespeare on the Sound Camps
|United Church Nursery School Camp
|Whiteman Sports Program
Norwalk Mentor Program
Become a Mentor – It only takes one hour a week and can change lives forever. Join some of your friends and neighbors who are making a difference each week, as they volunteer as a mentor to a Norwalk student. Just one hour a week can make a huge difference in a young person’s life! Spend that hour with the student playing games, sports, reading, talking or enjoying other activities. This friendship can make a lifetime difference! If you don’t have the time each week to mentor a Norwalk student, you can sponsor a mentor/mentee match. Your annual sponsorship will help the Norwalk Mentor Program reach more students and in return you will hear from your sponsored child occasionally and receive an invitation to our annual events. To learn more about becoming involved with the Norwalk Mentor Program, please email Nancy Pratt or call 203-849-1111 x3042.