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Get Fit, Stay Well
The Holiday Program Guide 11/3/14 to 12/20/14 is here

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

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

Kid's Night Out!
November 21 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Kids have a blast at the Y, so parents can enjoy a night on the town.
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Teen Nights! - FREE
November 22 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers Rotate Weeks...
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The Y is Closed Thanksgiving Day.
November 27 12:00AM to 11:59PM
Happy Thanksgiving!
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Turkey Trot - 5K. Register Now.
November 27 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Cadillac Mountain Sports Race Series
more »

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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.