Trackside at the Dana House is Wilton’s teen center. It offers a safe, supervised alcohol- and tobacco-free environment for young people in seventh through 12th grade. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 3 to 7 are reserved for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Tuesdays are for Peer Connections. Friday and Saturday hours are dependent on special events. The building is available for private rental. Trackside is at 15 Station Road (adjacent to the Wilton Train Station); call 203-834-2888 or go online to

The Wilton Family Y maintains a program where Y members 12 to 15 years old can spend time after school until 6 p.m. The Y also offers periodic Teen Nights, with the fitness center open and recreational swimming and other activities including swimming and Playstation 2 tournaments. There are also teen fitness classes; Y Characters, a volunteer/mentoring program for Y members 12 years old and up; and the Y Family Youth Group, which holds discussions on faith. Call 203-762-8384 or visit

The Parks and Recreation Department (203-834-6234) runs a host of summer programs and camps, offers ski trips and summer day trips, and monthly dances in fall and winter for seventh and eighth graders. Visit The Wilton Library (203-762-3950) offers social activities, volunteer opportunities, classes, and a book discussion group. Go to

Summerstage is a four-week musical theater workshop for Wilton students entering 7th through 10th grades. For information, visit the Wilton Children’s Theater website at

The Wilton Playshop has revived its Student Summer Theater Playshop program for young people interested in performing on stage and working behind the scenes. Visit the website at for more details.