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Youth Development
Healthy Living
Social Responsibility


Set Yourself FREE!  The Fall Program Guide is available for Download. Session Runs: 9/8/14 - 10/31/14

Badminton Tournament
Paper Reg Form
Here or Register Online Here

Kid's Grow With Us!
Register for Fall Preschool or Afterschool

Food is Love
Save the Date:  Cook for a Cause - Top Chef
Thursday, October 30th. More info here.

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

Kid's Night Out!
September 19 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Kid's have fun while parents enjoy a night on the town.
more »

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Half Marathon and Fall 5K
September 20 2014
The Half is FULL. There is room in the 5K!
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Talks and Walks - Author Martha Barrett "Slow Travel"
October 2 10:30AM to 11:30AM
At the Jesup - Followed by Free YMCA Pass
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5th & 6th Grade Travel Basketball Tryouts
October 4 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Girls at 1:00pm, Boys at 2:00pm
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.