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The MDI YMCA is looking for the right person to join our Membership Services team. This is a year round, full time position with benefits. This person will be honest, caring, responsible and respectful and will be committed to the Mount Desert Island community. This individual must enjoy people of all ages and have a cool head under pressure. The MDI Y is a fast paced, friendly and fun place to work. See our Employment Page for more information.

The MDI YMCA is looking for a highly-energetic and motivated individual to join their Childcare staff by taking on the role of Who's Cool After School Supervisor. Who's Cool is an after school, semi-supervised program for 4th-8th graders who are Y members and Bar Harbor residents. This position is part-time throughout the school year with the possibility of adding Summer Camp once school lets out. Contact Angelique Hodgdon, Childcare Director, at for more information. 


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!

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Brew Crew - FREE to Everyone
July 26 2017
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Brew Crew - FREE to Everyone
August 2 2017
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Brew Crew - FREE to Everyone
August 9 2017
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Brew Crew - FREE to Everyone
August 16 2017
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Facility Hours

Hours of Operation
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.