DEFY Offering free membership for 6th graders

DEFY After School Program

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[…]

Register your basketball team for the Down East Showdown Tournament

Down East Showdown Tournament

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[…]

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[…]