The Y: We’re for Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.


Our Green Mountain Summer Youth Program offers curriculum in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Activities include studying fossils, nature, weather, astronomy, dance, music and talent shows! BFYMCA staff provide hands-on lessons focusing on science experiments creating volcanoes, galaxies in a bottle, exploring engineering using circuit boards, Legos and tower building with environmental resources. Program participants will take bus transaportation to swim each week.

Why choose BFYMCA’s Green Mountain Summer Youth Program in Bennington Vermont for your child’s best summer ever?

Our Summer Youth Program provides a safe place for kids where they will make new friendships, develop decision-making and problem-solving skills, learn about team building and much more. We provide parents with an affordable option that also gives them peace of mind knowing that their children are safe, having fun and learning new lifelong skills. We are committed to recruiting and developing an outstanding group of counselors and directors that are dedicated to providing the best possible summer experience. The staff participates in extensive training, and our lifeguards are certified. All staff members are certified in First Aid and CPR, as well as CORI checked. In addition, the health care administrator is on-site daily. Policies and procedures are available in the office. No cost before and after care available.

Green Mountain HALF DAY Youth Program at Willow Park, Bennington, VT

A continuation of the Rec’s successful summer youth program offering families an enriching experience for their school age children and support for work/school schedules. Participants enjoy outside activities, arts & crafts, sports, nature walks and more! COVID-19 safety procedures in accordance to our Control Plan and Vermont guidelines.

Dates: Weekly, half day sessions begin Monday, August 31 and end Friday, October 2 (May be adjusted based on school announcements.)

Half Day Week-long Sessions:

  • 8 AM - 12 PM
  • 1 PM - 5 PM

Open to Vermont residents, ages 5-12. Limited spots available.

Program Fee:

Must be paid prior to the start of each camp week reserved.

  • $90/week Non-Member
  • $80/week for Rec Center or BFYMCA members

Register Online

Staff are available during the annual facility closure. Contact us for more information!

Contact: Taylor Haynes, (802) 442-1053,

Green Mountain Summer Youth Program Bennington, VT

Program Dates: Monday, June 29 - Fri, August 21, 2020.

Participants: Open to Vermont residents ages 5 - 12

Location: Lower Willow Park, Bennington VT


  • Must be paid prior to the start of each camp week reserved.
  • Full Day - $90 per youth per week
  • Half Day (8:30AM-12:30PM/No transport to swim at BRC) - $65 per youth per week
  • NOTE: Special thanks to the Town of Bennington for subsidizing $29 of the full price rate of $119  and the half day rate of  $94 to make this program more affordable!

Before and After Full Day Camp Care: No Cost. Must pre-register - Before 7:30 - 9:00AM or After 4:00 - 5:30PM

Contact:  Taylor Haynes,

HELP US ALL STAY SAFE: We are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep your child home if he/she is sick, maintain social distance of 6 feet, children will be asked to wear a face covering when remaining 6 feet apart is not possible, wash your hands. All staff will be monitored each day for symptoms of COVID-19. Staff are required to wear a face covering. State guidance followed. This organization in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur through participation in our programs or accessing our facilities.