YOUTH PROGRAMS AND CHILD CARE

With so many demands on today's families and the increased focus on early childhood development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. We support children by providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That's why our child care programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other.

Program Offerings

KID'S STOP BABYSITTING

For up to 1.5 hours per day while you enjoy the Y, your kids can enjoy a safe and fun environment in our Kid's Stop Babysitting program. Minimum age is 3 months.

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CHICKADEE PRESCHOOL

At the Y, the preschoolers learn about the world around them, all with the help of trained and caring youth development staff. Let your child shine at the Y! OPEN FOR FALL REGISTRATION!

CHICKADEE PRESCHOOL

At the Y, the preschoolers learn about the world around them, all with the help of trained and caring youth development staff. 

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Our K-3rd Grade After School Program allows children to unwind after a long day at school with healthy snacks, games, and a taxi service to other youth activities. OPEN FOR FALL REGISTRATION!

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

If your child likes to tumble about sign them up for Rhythmic Gymnastics! At the youngest level they learn all the basic skills and at the high levels the gymnasts compete. 

YMCA SPORTS LEAGUE

The YMCA Sports League is the MDI YMCA's recreational sports league. Together with other area Ys and community centers, we teach the kids sports skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork. 

YMCA SWIM LESSONS

All ages—from infants to seniors—can learn to swim. Our lessons fit students into one of three different swim levels to ensure an efficient and fulfilling lesson, maximizing the learning potential in every session.

MDI YMCA SHARKS SWIM TEAM

Join one of Maine's premier youth swim teams! Open to ages 9 and up with three levels of swim team, there's always a place for the fish in the family. We also offer a WeeSharks team for those too young to join the Sharks.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Our K-3rd Grade After School Program allows children to unwind after a long day at school with healthy snacks, games, and a taxi service to other youth activities. 

YOUTH ACTIVITIES 

For those kids who want to be active after school, these activities range from team orientated games like Floor Hockey and Dodgeball to academic enhancement tutoring programs. Activities rotate throughout the year so be sure to check our program guide!

YOUTH ACTIVITIES 

For those kids who want to be active after school, these activities range from team orientated games like Floor Hockey and Dodgeball to academic enhancement tutoring programs. Activities rotate throughout the year so be sure to check our program guide!

YMCA SWIM LESSONS

All ages—from infants to seniors—can learn to swim. Our lessons fit students into one of three different swim levels to ensure an efficient and fulfilling lesson, maximizing the learning potential in every session.

MDI YMCA SHARKS SWIM TEAM

Join one of Maine's premier youth swim teams! Open to ages 9 and up with three levels of swim team, there's always a place for the fish in the family. We also offer a WeeSharks team for those too young to join the Sharks.

NO SCHOOL/EARLY RELEASE

When school's out of session or let's out early, don't worry about where your kids will be. At the Y we offer Vacation Days for those No School days and Early Release care when the schools let out early. Your children will be looked after by trained, caring youth development staff. 

NO SCHOOL/EARLY RELEASE

When school's out of session or let's out early, don't worry about where your kids will be. At the Y we offer Vacation Days for those No School days and Early Release care when the schools let out early. Your children will be looked after by trained, caring youth development staff. 

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

If your child likes to tumble about sign them up for Rhythmic Gymnastics! At the youngest level they learn all the basic skills and at the high levels the gymnasts compete. 

GROUP CLASSES

It's easy to get to know others and be motivated when you're in a class with others to help encourage you. The MDI YMCA is proud to offer a range of land based exercise classes that are perfect for all ages and fitness levels.

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KID'S STOP BABYSITTING

For up to 1.5 hours per day while you enjoy the Y, your kids can enjoy a safe and fun environment in our Kid's Stop Babysitting program. Minimum age is 3 months.

YMCA SPORTS LEAGUE

The YMCA Sports League is the MDI YMCA's recreational sports league. Together with other area Ys and community centers, we teach the kids sports skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork. 

CAMP CADILLAC

Let your child's summer be filled with exploration, new friendships, and a host of memories. Camp Cadillac is the MDI Y's summer day camp. 

Unfortunately, the Mount Desert Island YMCA is unable to offer overnight camp. If you are interested in sending your child to an overnight camp that's YMCA run, please check out Camp Jordan which is run by the Bangor YMCA or the YMCA Camp of Maine.

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