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Youth Development
Healthy Living
Social Responsibility


Summer is Your Time to Shine
at YMCA Camp Cadillac

Specialty Camp Notice:
Acadia Fire's Goal Scorers Camp has been Cancelled.

Come Thrive With Us! Our LiveStrong at the Y Program is open to all cancer survivors and their families.  Click Here for more information.

Make Friends at Y Camp!
Summer Camp Brochure

Find Balance at the Y
Summer Program Guide
(Fitness Classes, Swim Lessons, Aqua Exercise)

A Community Cornerstone

The MDI YMCA is all about community.
We care about bringing people
together to make our community
stronger. Read more.

Downloads and Links

  • Program Brochure
  • Calendar of Events
  • Sign up for Y News
  • Financial assistance
  • Make a Donation
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Feedback / surveys

Watch the Video and Discover Why Exercise is Medicine


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

Triathlon Camp and Sailing Camp
July 28 12:00AM to 11:59PM
Both happen this week. Click for more info.
more »

Football, Cheer and Aqua Camps!
August 4 12:00AM to 11:59PM
All happen this week. Click for more info.
more »

British Challenger Soccer Camp
August 11 12:00AM to 15 August 11:59PM
All Week! Sign up at Challenger's Website
more »

The Y is Closed Labor Day.
September 1 12:00AM to 11:59PM
See you tomorrow!
more »

Y Highlight

Learn about our new LiveStrong at the Y Program Here.

Facility Hours

Summer Hours
Monday - Friday 5:30am - 8:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 7:00am - 2:00pm

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.