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Youth Development
Healthy Living
Social Responsibility


Closing Friday Evening, 1/30 at 8:00pm
Cancelled:  Swim Lessons on Sat. 1/31.
Cancelled: Rec B Ball at Pemetic Sat. 1/31.

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Do You Have it in You?
2nd Annual MDI Y's Bar Benders Association Powerlifting Competition. Sunday, February 1st from 10am - 3pm.  More info.

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Hang Out With Your Friends at the Y!
Teen Nights Happen from 10/18 to 5/16/15

Josh Sprague Memorial Basketball Tournament
Thursday, February 26th

A Community Cornerstone

The MDI YMCA is all about community.
We care about bringing people
together to make our community
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A Community Cornerstone...

For over ten decades the Mount Desert Island YMCA has helped train five generations of young men and women to win gracefully, lose with dignity, embrace wellness, and above all, enjoy the satisfaction of a personal best effort.  We are the heart of health & wellness, fitness classes, sports, camp, childcare, preschool, aquatics, senior activities, and swim lessons on Mount Desert Island, Maine. We even host the MDI YMCA BHBT Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Half Marathon in September.

We are more than a beautiful, six lane indoor pool, fitness center or gymnasium however – we are a cornerstone for the Mt. Desert Island community. Start a conversation about the MDI Y in Bar Harbor with anyone and they will invariably have a great story to tell; earning 10¢ a game to reset bowling pins on the Y’s four candlepin lanes in the 1940’s or, at age 7, mustering the courage to face the booming voice of the Shark's swim team coach, Lenny DeMuro. Perhaps they will recall running a personal best time at the annual Half Marathon race in Acadia National Park in fog so thick they couldn't see 50 feet up the road. If you’re a member of or day visitor to the MDI YMCA, you probably have your own story you could add here.  Come visit and see for yourself what  a difference we make in the lives of our fellow community members... besides improving your own health and physical fitness...just think of the stories you could tell!

News and Events

Free Access for Teens
January 31 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers Rotate Weeks...
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Sharks Annual Aquathon
February 1 7:00AM to 12:00PM
Sharks swimmers and community members swim in support of the team
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MDI Y's Bar Benders Powerlifting Competition
February 1 10:00AM to 3:00PM
2nd Annual. Ages 14 to Adult.
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Brew Crew! FREE for everyone. Coffee and Social Hour
February 4 10:15AM to 12:00PM
Open to the Community.
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Facility Hours

Hours of Operation
Now through April
Monday - Friday 5:30am - 9:00pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 7:00am - 4:00pm

Mission Statement

The mission of the Mount Desert Island YMCA is to develop community, character, personal growth and wellness in spirit, mind, and body for the greater MDI community.