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New Canaan CARES - Home Tour
Enjoy a fun day out with friends and neighbors, enjoying the latest trends in design, architecture, and landscaping...all while supporting CARES' mission to empower youth, strengthen families and build community right here in New Canaan! Visit www.newcanaancares.org/hometour to purchase your tickets!
New Canaan Arts Festival - Hosted by the Carriage Barn Arts Center
The Carriage Barn Arts Center is partnering with many community organizations and businesses to host a downtown Arts Festival on Saturday June 4. This free community event will feature:
- Live music performances from School of Rock and Acoustic Quarantine
- An artist showcase
- Chalk art challenge
- Kids crafts
- Entertainment from Mr Bungles including magic and bubbles
- Get your sneakers or flip flops spray painted by Jo Tonkovitch from TONK
- Listen to story time with Rebecca from New Canaan Library
- Have fun on the Art RV
- Lemonade Stand
- Gelatissimo Cart will be in attendance 12-4pm
Come join the fun and celebrate our creative community! Please click HERE for more information.
Feed My Starving Children Food Packing Event
The FOOD PACK IS BACK!!! What? Please join SLOBS and Pura Vida by packing meals for those impacted by the war in Ukraine, as well as others who are food impoverished worldwide. When? June 24-26th Where? New Canaan High School cafeteria How? Click HERE to sign up for a packing shift or go to www.gracecommunity.info. Our goal is to pack 250,000 meal bags and we need your help!! Rally friends, neighbors, school teams and clubs, church groups, family, it is open to all!!
Ben Young All-Sports Camp - for Rising K-8th Graders
Camp Overview: The goal of our program is to create and foster an inclusive, welcoming, and positive environment that allows children of all ages, genders, and athletic abilities to come together, regardless of their level of experience, and have fun. And when at camp, children will take part in activities that range from basketball, soccer, and baseball, to kid-favorites like kick ball, capture the flag, and four-square. (Over fifteen different sports/games will be played each week!) Also, we have over 70 impressive high school and college counselors that are all highly charismatic, mature, nurturing, and responsible, and this year, an incredible, fully certified PE/Health teacher was hired to be our Camp Manager. (We have such an expansive staff because we strive to always maintain a low counselor:camper ratio.)
Background: Ben grew up in New Canaan, going through the public school system here, and graduated from Bucknell University, where he was a 2-year Co-Captain of their Division I tennis team. This is now Ben’s 14th year at Saxe, and he absolutely loves being a 7th grade language arts teacher and a member/advisor of numerous clubs and committees. Additionally, Ben is the proud Head Coach NCHS Boys Varsity Tennis Team.
Session 1: June 27 - July 1
Session 2: July 5 - July 8
Session 3: July 11 - July 15
Session 4: July 18 - July 22
All sessions are from 9am - 12pm and non-residents are welcome!
Calling all 8-13 year old's for summer camp at New Canaan Nature Center! Our 8-10 year old camp group will learn survival skills, how to safely make a camp fire and even cook their own lunch and dessert using elements from fire to sun-ovens. They also will experience hands on robotics projects where they will build and code robots using LEGO Robotics products. Adventure camp for our 11-13 year old group involves all kinds of excursions from hiking, to visiting tidal pools at the beach, to canoeing in rivers across CT. Each week has a different destination and theme. Please visit our website for more information or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Canaan CARES - Website
"New Canaan CARES is an independent, non-profit community organization whose purpose is to advance the health and well-being of youth and families. CARES provides responsive educational programs and professional development that support and strengthen parenting skills, positive youth development, and healthy lifestyles – free-of-charge."
New Canaan Girl Scouts - Website
As the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. With programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure and success. New Canaan Girl Scouts is open to girls in grades K through 12.
New Canaan Recreation Department - Website
"It is the mission of the New Canaan Recreation Department to enhance the quality of life for New Canaan residents by utilizing all resources under our control including public parks, public buildings, and public facilities to foster beneficial use of personal and family time for recreation and leisure. To accomplish this, we will provide and promote a wide variety of quality recreation services that meet citizen needs and interests at a reasonable cost."
New Canaan YMCA - Website
"The Y is the nation's leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility."
Scouts BSA - Grades 5-12 (3 Troops in New Canaan)
Troop 31 - Website
For more information, please visit the website or email the troop
Troop 45 - Website
Troop 45 is: Impactful Service, Inspired Leadership, Expert Scoutcraft, Unforgettable Fun
For more information, please visit the website or contact Scoutmaster Steve Prostor
Troop 70 - Website
Troop 70 is over 40 scouts, many of whom attend Saxe. The troop's website is a great resource for learning about the troop and all the activities the scouts are doing. Meetings are held weekly on Thursdays from 7:30pm to 8:45pm. The location has been changing due to Covid restrictions, but any interested families are welcome to visit. Please reach out to Scoutmaster Jose Morales or Troop Committee Chair Michael Reed with any questions or to go see the scouts in action.
SPED*NET New Canaan - Website
"SPED*NET Special Education Network of New Canaan, Ltd. (SPED*NET New Canaan”) is organized exclusively to educate the public on special education and disability-related issues. We strive to empower parents, professionals, and students to become more effective advocates in their schools and communities, particularly in New Canaan, CT, and it’s neighboring towns. We serve as a resource for disability-related information, and as a parent-to-parent support and advocacy network for families of children with individual education plans (IEP’s) and Section 504 plans."