The Basement

The Basement Logo

Basic Information

Address: 39 Main St. City Hall Montpelier VT 05602 Mail: c/o WCYSB 38 Elm St. , Montpelier VT 05602
Phone Number: (802)229-9151
Fax Number: (802)229-2508

Action Shots

The Basement
The Basement
The Basement
The Basement

* Click each thumbnail for a larger version.

Additional Information

Focus: Substance-free programming and drop-in space for ages 13-19

Washington County Youth Service Bureau & Boys & Girls Club

Director: George Karpoff
Schools Served: Montpelier High School , U-32 High School, Main St. Middle School
County: Washington
Schedule: M-F 3pm-6pm & F 7pm-11pm
Ages: 13-19
Capacity: 40
Membership/Pricing: All programs are free

The Basement Teen Center , located in the basement of Montpelier 's City Hall, is a substance-free, adult-supervised space for teens to gather, attend workshops, learn leadership skills, and have fun

Program Highlights:

The Basement offers free internet, pool, food, movies, field trips to Montreal and whitewater rafting, current event discussions, community service opportunities, homework help, and teen resources.

Support Services:

referrals to WCYSB counselors and support staff


Pool tournaments, craft projects, service projects, open mic nights, Battle of the Bands, holiday parties

Field Trip Destinations: Montreal , Boston Red Sox game, NYC, whitewater rafting, camping, service projects
Program Information:

The Basement is staffed daily by at least two experienced and trained adult workers. Young people play an active role in creating and caring for the teen center space, setting rules, resolving conflicts, and planning and operating programs. The teen center currently employs a teen as part-time Teen Coordinator, who runs an active Teen Council that helps adult staff plan programming and make decisions about center operations.