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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

Maintenance Work: Please Note that there will be no hot water in the facility on Friday, September 5th

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

Make a Difference in Your Community
Job Opportunities at the MDI YMCA

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

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Half Marathon and Fall 5K
September 20 2014
These races fill wicked fast! Sign up early.
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Family Halloween Party - FREE!
October 24 5:30PM to 7:00PM
Games, Costumes, Fun!
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The Y is Closed Thanksgiving Day.
November 27 12:00AM to 11:59PM
Happy Thanksgiving!
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The Y Closes at 1pm Today - Christmas Eve
December 24 12:00AM to 11:59PM
Happy Holidays.
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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.