Green Ridge Youth Center

​​Green Ridge Youth Center

In May 1955, the Green Ridge Forestry Camp for Boys in Allegany County opened. The camp was originally operated by the State Department of Public Welfare in cooperation with the State Department of Forests and Parks. In 1977, the camp was renamed Green Ridge Youth Center (GRYC).

GRYC currently serves up to 40 male youth who have been ordered by the courts to receive treatment services. The treatment program serves male youth primarily between the ages of 14 and 18 and typically lasts six to nine months. GRYC provides dietary, medical, educational and counseling services as well as space for recreation. In addition to receiving services, youth residing at GYRC attend school in the facility year round, five days a week for six hours a day.

Historical content courtesy of the Maryland State Archives.


Contact Information

Superintendent: Todd Bowman
Assistant Superintendent: John Hare
Assistant Superintendent: Corey Marshall

10700 Fifteen Mile Creek Road
Flintstone, MD 21530
Phone: 301-478-2930




Updated Visitation Procedures:

In addition to regularly scheduled facility visitation, non-routine visitation requires a 24-hour RSVP to the Case Manager and cannot interfere with school.​​​

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