Outdoor Recreation Activities on Campus

Outdoor recreation facilities include three tennis courts, a basketball court, and a soccer field. Hiking is available on the College’s Blue Trail, which winds through the wooded parts of campus and connects to several good trails throughout the region. The trailhead is located behind the Davis Alumni House.

The Office of Student Life can provide information on racquet and health clubs in the area, including information on the Bennington Recreation Center, a local facility that offers an indoor swimming pool. Staff may be eligible for a discounted rate at the Bennington Recreation Center. Please inquire at that facility for discount rates.

In addition, the Outdoor Program rents a variety of outdoor equipment to students, faculty, and staff for very low prices. Anyone interested in renting gear should contact the Office of Student Life (x4330).

Discount Programs

College Passes/Art Exhibitions

  • Crossett Library has circulating passes available for free admission to several museums and parks. Passes to The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, MASS MoCA, Vermont State Parks and Historic Sites, and others are available for check out at the Circulation Desk. The process is as easy as checking out a book, just be sure to bring your College ID. A complete list of available passes and additional information.
  • The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom—The Great Escape is a Six Flags Theme Park located in Lake George, New York. This amusement park offers 135 attractions including 7 roller coasters, daily shows, and a huge water park, Splashwater Kingdom. They are located between Exits 19/20 of Interstate 87. Discounted tickets for the Great Escape, which includes Splashwater Kingdom, are generally available for sale from Human Resources beginning in the spring.  Watch the Bennington Bulletin for details or contact Human Resources (x4423). For more information, visit the Great Escape online.
  • Bromley Sun Mountain Adventure Park—We are pleased to offer two discount ticket programs from Bromley Mountain:
  • Friends & Family Program—Through a Friends & Family partnership program, the College is able to offer discounted lift tickets to Bromley Mountain.  Bromley is a family-friendly mountain offering a mix of terrain (trails and glades) to please and challenge every skill level.  Both midweek tickets and weekend/holiday tickets are generally available for sale from Human Resources beginning in the early Winter.
  • Bromley Sun Mountain Adventure Park—This adventure park features a host of summer fun, including an alpine slide, giant swing, the new "Sun Mountain Flyer" zip line, "The Big Splash", a 24-foot climbing wall, bumper boats, 18-hole championship mini golf, and much more. Discounted tickets for the Bromley Adventure Park are generally available for sale from Human Resources beginning in the Spring.Watch the Bennington Bulletin for details.  For additional information, visit Bromley Mountain online.
  • Universal Studios Orlando Theme Park—As a Universal Orlando Fan Club program* participant, Bennington College is able to offer employees a universe of exciting benefits and discounts! Visit Ticketmaster for details.
  • Discounts for you and your family and friends on multi-day tickets to Universal Orlando’s TWO amazing theme parks: Universal Studios® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure®.
  • Special offers on vacation packages booked through Universal Parks and Resorts Vacations®.
  • Discounts on tickets to Wet ‘n Wild.
  • Ticket discounts at Universal Studios Hollywood®.
  • Fan Club members can pre-purchase tickets by booking online or by calling 888-777-2131. These discounts are not available to the general public. All member benefits are subject to change without notice.

Apple® Education Discounts

Bennington College is pleased to extend an offering by Apple® to all employees. Apple is offering special pricing and discounts to employees working in higher education. Employees may be eligible to receive substantial discounts on a variety of favorite Apple products including MacBook, Mac Desktops, software products, iPods, accessories, refurbished items and more. For a full listing of Apple products, click here. Best of all, employees can redeem the discount at any local Apple Store, the Apple Store online, or over the phone at 800-692-7753. Please note that this offer by Apple® is subject to change without notice.

Bennington Chamber of Commerce

Employees of Bennington College are eligible to receive discounts from participating retailers of our local Chamber of Commerce. For a complete list of Chamber discounts, please visit the Chamber online. Employees will need to present a Chamber membership card to obtain the discounts. Membership cards are available in Human Resources.

College Bookstore

The College Bookstore offers a 20% discount to all faculty and staff on clothing purchases. Some exceptions may apply. Please contact the Bookstore for details.