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Youth Development
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The MDI YMCA is Closed on Thanksgiving Day

A Community Cornerstone

The MDI YMCA is all about 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

The YMCA is CLOSED Christmas Day
December 25 12:00AM to 11:59PM
Happy Christmas Everyone!
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Resolution Run - 5K
January 1 9:00AM to 10:00AM
Cadillac Mountain Sports Race Series
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Facility Hours

Hours of Operation
October 12 to April 30*
Monday - Friday 5:30am - 9:00pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 7:00am - 4:00pm
*(hours subject to change)

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.