Happy Vacation!!

Hope your vacations are all off to a great start!  In order to accomodate your vacation schedules we will be open from 1-5pm during your break (until wednesday 3/6).  

This week we will have lots of fun things going on at the BTC to celebrate your time off from school and recharge your batteries!  We will also be having some special guests this week so come down to see who is hanging out at the BTC…

Monday: Photo Mondays!  Ned, our photo mentor is out for a couple of weeks but we can still take some awesome photos today!

Tuesday: Ticket to Ride Tuesday!  

Wednesday:  Teen Council!  Come share your opinions and hear what events are coming up in March at the BTC..as always, free pizza for all participants!  Starts at 4:30.  Also, music mentor Nick will be in the house!

Thursday: Painting with James!  Ok, maybe this gives away one of our special guests but James will be here and he loves to paint, so let’s paint with him!

Friday:  Tropical Vacation day at the BTC!  Maybe you are starting to get sick of the winter (I am), or maybe you wish you were spending your vacation somewhere warm, but the BTC has you covered!  We will be bringing the tropical island to you with a little pineapple smoothie and beach ball action!  Open 1-5 (sorry no late Friday this week guys!)

Photo Reflection



Another awesome Open Mic Night last week! Thanks to all that came out and to all of our amazing performers, you guys rock!


It’s time for…Open Mic Night!

You all may not have had a long weekend, but the BTC did and we are excited to be back!  We hope you all had a good weekend and are ready for an awesome week at the Basement, culminating in one of our favorite Friday nights each month, Open Mic Night!  

Tuesday: Smoothie Tuesday!  A little Vitamin C never hurt anyone in the middle of February!

Wednesday: Music Mentor Nick will be at the BTC!  Come rock some of our instruments or bring your own!

Thursday: Art Extravaganza!  Let’s get crafty, whether you like to paint, draw, mold clay or collage, today is your day to be creative!

Friday: Open Mic Night! Open 3-10! Free pizza!

*  Remember to bring in your Teen Coordinator applications by Friday (Feb 22) if you wish to be considered for the position.  Don’t have an application yet? Come down to the BTC to get one! There is still time!*

AND For everyone waiting patiently….

the BTC Harlem Shake Video produced and directed by Maya will be uploaded later this afternoon!

What’s up BTC?

If you weren’t at teen council last week you may be asking yourself what’s up at the BTC?

 The answer is, a lot!  

Right now at the BTC we have a photography program every Monday with Ned Castle, Music Mentor every Wednesday with Nick the music mentor, Open Mic Night coming up on Feb 22, applications are out for the teen coordinator position, PREP the sexual education program will be kicking off in March and so so much more, including building Rube Goldberg machines, jumping in snow piles and playing lots and lots of poop head!   If any of these things sound interesting to you make sure you drop by the BTC to talk to Nick or Sarah about getting involved!


Monday:  Photo with Ned.  This week Ned will be going over the basics with the cameras including control focus, exposure and Blurrrrrrrriness..sounds cool!

Tuesday: Ticket to Ride Europe! I don’t know about you but I miss playing this game, so let’s bring it back out!

Wednesday: Music Mentor with Nick! Get your jam on..

Thursday:  Cook something awesome!  I’m thinking homemade hummus and pita chips..what do you think?

Friday: Open 3-10!  Nick wants to make a music video, are you down?  Also there will be a very delicious dinner!  

*Reminder: teen coordinator position applications are due Feb 22!  If this position interests you come get an application at the BTC*

Photo Reflection


Photo taken by Tomas of downtown Montpelier during photo Mondays at the Basement with Ned the photo mentor

Breaking News! Hiring for Teen Coordinator at the BTC!

For all of you looking for a job, the best job may be here at the teen center!  The BTC is currently undergoing the annual search for a teen coordinator.  The teen coordinator helps out at the Basement 10 hours a week with jobs like cleaning, grocery shopping and assisting Nick and Sarah with day to day tasks.  The teen coordinator should also be a role model and welcoming face for all other teens and have a positive influence on the teen center space.  If this sounds interesting come on down to the BTC and get some more information and pick up an application; if you are doing something you love, it actually doesn’t feel like work at all!

In other news, TEEN COUNCIL this Tuesday, which means FREE PIZZA and most importantly, having a say in what goes on at the BTC!

Monday: Photo with Ned! Soak up some winter sun and take some awesome photos!

Tuesday: Teen Council!  Free Pizza! 4:30 pm

Wednesday: BTC CLOSED 😦

Thursday: Jam out!  Since the BTC will be closed on Wednesday during the usual music mentor time, we will all be having some jam time today!

Friday: Comedy Night! Laughing is a great way to improve your health!  Watch some funny shows, do some improv and make each other laugh!  As always, a free delicious dinner and open 3-10pm

Photo Reflection


Photo: Nick, Kevin and Charlie building a Rube Goldberg Machine on Friday which was a huge success and only took 22 attempts!  A Rube Goldberg Machine is a contraption that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion.  Our Rube Goldberg Machine performed the task of clicking play on the song “We are the Champions” and included a lot of Swiss Miss boxes acting as dominos.  In the end, we could barely hear the song over all of our happy screaming!  Good job everyone!