In honor of Memorial Day and to allow all of our employees to enjoy time with their families, all locations will be closed Saturday, May 28th through Monday, May 30th. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 31st.
May – June Program Guide The Down East Family YMCA is a three-branch YMCA association in Hancock County, Maine with branches in The James Russell Wiggins Center in Ellsworth, Bucksport YMCA, and Blue Hill YMCA at the Lawrence Family Fitness Center. We run two Early Learning Centers in Ellsworth; Gen. Bryant E. Moore Early Learning[…]
It’s a Saturday jam packed full of healthy fun!
Keep the kids active during April break week at the Wiggins Center in Ellsworth. The pool will have Open Swim every day of the week plus Community Swim on Saturday and Sunday when everyone swims for free. Or visit our gym during Open Gym times. Plus It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! All Hancock County Teachers can[…]
The Down East Family YMCA is thrilled to be offering free memberships for all eligible Hancock County 6th graders. Any eligible 6th grader can use their membership at our locations in Ellsworth, Bucksport or Blue Hill. This initiative was made possible because of the success of our Annual Campaign and our passionate donors. For more information or[…]
We will be offering flag football for grades 3 through 6 in both Ellsworth and Bucksport. Registration opens April 1st and our season will run from the week of May 2nd to the week of June 11th. Grades 3 through 6 Registration Opens April 1st Closes April 24th (To ensure we get shirts in on[…]
Dear Blue Hill Residents, On April 2 at the Blue Hill Annual Meeting, residents will be asked to vote on whether the town should raise their support from $5,000 to $20,000 for the Blue Hill YMCA. Blue Hill has historically supported the YMCA, with funds supporting scholarships and programming in Ellsworth and Blue Hill. This[…]
The Down East Family YMCA invites you and your team to participate in the first annual Down East Showdown Tournament. This tournament will provide your team an extra opportunity to face great competition and play competitive games. The 2022-23 season isn’t too far around the corner. What better way to put the work you and[…]
March – April Program Guide The Down East Family YMCA is a three-branch YMCA association in Hancock County, Maine with branches in The James Russell Wiggins Center in Ellsworth, Bucksport YMCA, and Blue Hill YMCA at the Lawrence Family Fitness Center. We run two Early Learning Centers in Ellsworth; Gen. Bryant E. Moore Early Learning[…]
8th Annual Couch Potato .00080k Friday April 1st, 2022Start your training early, this race is nearly four feet long! Race Times: 8:30am, 10:00am, 12:00pm & 3:00pm Star 97.7 will be broadcasting LIVE! Download registration and t-shirt order form. Please bring your completed registration form to the Wiggins Center.
On February 21st, CEO Peter Farragher was joined by Geoffrey Johnson & Katie Seavey of Darlings Chevrolet as they cut the ribbon on our “New” Hydro Massage and Golf Simulator rooms! In addition, they announced the new “Darlings Chevrolet Strength Training Center” that will begin construction early this Spring at the Y! These new additions[…]
We wrapped up our Annual Campaign this past December. As part of the mission of this campaign, our goal was to raising enough money so that each eligible 6th grader in Hancock County would be able to receive a free membership to utilize any of the Down East Family branches and programs. In 2021, our[…]
The Down East Family YMCA is pleased to announce that Jodie Burckhard is joining the team as the Director of Camping Services. Jodie is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington with a Bachelors’s degree in Elementary Education. She has extensive experience in child care leadership. She comes with a professional background with[…]
As we enter into a new year, the Down East Family YMCA is ready to shake off the wild ride of 2021 and look towards 2022 with optimism and hope. Here is an overview of some exciting changes happening and being planned for 2022. Blue Hill YMCA, Lawrence Center expansion underway: Gymnasium construction is starting[…]
March 5th – 8:00 am start timeLamoine BeachDistance: 13.1 miles The 2022 edition of the legendary Lamoine Half Marathon will be hosted by the Ellsworth YMCA. We are excited to be a part of this event this year. The field limit remains the same at 100, the price remains the same at $10, the course[…]
HydroMassage® provides temporary relief of minor aches and pains, relieves muscle soreness, stiffness and tension, increases circulation in local areas where massaged, reduces stress and anxiety, enhances the feeling of well-being, and promotes deep relaxation. You’re going to love it! Membership Add-on Youth: $5/monthYoung Adult & Adult: $10/monthFamily: $20/monthOne-Parent Family: $15/monthSenior: $10/monthSenior Couple: $15/monthMember Pay[…]
It’s time to sign up for the Down East Family YMCA annual Ice Fishing Derby! Saturday & Sunday, February 5th-6th, 2022 Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased at Friend & Friend in Ellsworth, Ellsworth Tradewinds, Ellsworth YMCA, Willey’s Sports Center, Bucksport YMCA and Blue Hill YMCA. Proceeds provide scholarships for summer camp. Thank you[…]
January – February Program Guide The Down East Family YMCA is a three-branch YMCA association in Hancock County, Maine with branches in The James Russell Wiggins Center in Ellsworth, Bucksport YMCA, and Blue Hill YMCA at the Lawrence Family Fitness Center. We run two Early Learning Centers in Ellsworth; Gen. Bryant E. Moore Early Learning[…]
As 2021 winds down and prepare for 2022, we would like to thank all of those that have generously given to our 2021 Annual Campaign. The theme of our campaign this year is Creating Brighter Futures and our campaign’s focus to raise funds to maintain current levels of scholarship and program assistance. Our goal is[…]
Evaluations for boys and girls travel basketball teams will be held in Bucksport and Ellsworth
Our fitness centers are committed to making our members and guests feel comfortable. To this end, starting Monday October 4th, all three of our fitness centers will offer one fully masked hour workout time each weekday. Fully-masked workout time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Only come to our fitness centers during these hours[…]
Blue HillSunday, October 31st 2:00-5:00pm Location: Blue Hill YMCA – 32 Mines Road BucksportSaturday, October 23rd 1:00-4:00pm Location: Bucksport Town Office – 50 Main Street Ellsworth ***Time and date change***Sunday, October 31st 3:00-5:00pm Location: Ellsworth YMCA – 238 State Street
Rise Together A group hike up Blue Hill Mountain Registration is free. A $10.00 donation to benefit the Blue Hill YMCA’s EMBRACE the Mountain Suicide Survivors Program is suggested. First 50 registered will receive a free Embrace the Mountain t-shirt. Saturday, September 25th, 9:30 a.m. Contact Joy Bragdon for more information or to register for[…]