January 2022 Membership Updates

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[…]

HydroMassage® is now available at the Ellsworth YMCA!

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[…]

DEFY Ice Fishing Derby – February 5th & 6th

2022 Ice Fishing Derby

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[…]

See what’s happening at the YMCA in January & February

January - February Program Guide

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[…]

EMBRACE the Mountain Group Hike – Sept. 25th

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[…]

Football Registration is Open – Bucksport & Ellsworth

Football Registration

Bucksport YMCA and Ellsworth YMCA, in collaboration with the Ellsworth Football League, are excited to announce that fall 2021 registration is open! Registration is now open for touch and tackle football at both our Ellsworth and Bucksport YMCA locations. The season begins August 23rd and goes through the end of October. Ellsworth Flag football, grades[…]

Swim Lessons are Back in Bucksport!

Registration is now open for swim lessons at the Bucksport pool! RSU 25 students receive a $10.00 per session discount. Just use code 2021swim in when checking out! First Session: June 21st through July 15th (No lessons on July 5th)Water Acclimation: 9:30 – 10:00amWater Movement: 10:00 – 10:30amWater Stamina: 10:30 – 11:00amStroke Intro/Development: 11:00 –[…]

Spring Swim Lessons to Begin, April 26th

Prepare your swimmers for summer fun with our spring swim lesson session which runs from April 26th though June 5th! DEF YMCA members can begin to sign up Monday, April 12th and registration for non-members begins Thursday, April 15th. To register for swim lessons at the Wiggins Center in Ellsworth, click here. To register for[…]