Summer Camp Registration is Now Open!

Down East Family YMCA is now accepting campers for our traditional, summer day camps: Young Bucks Summer Camp in Bucksport and Camp Discovery on Webb Pond in Eastbrook with transportation from the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. Our summer camps promote self-reliance, confidence building and skills develop-ment through adventure and play. Campers grow and learn[…]

Ice Skating in Hancock County!

The Down East Family YMCA helps to maintain two public ice rinks in Hancock County. The Ellsworth Ice Rink is located in Knowlton Park and has a FB page with updates and ice conditions at facebook.com/EllsworthIceRink. The rink in Bucksport is located at 29 Miles Ln in Bucksport. Updates are posted on the Bucksport Recreation[…]

DEFY Gift Certificates – Give the Gift of Wellness!

DEFY Gift Certificates

Down East Family YMCA Membership or Personal Training Gift Certificates make a great holiday gift! For the month of December, we’re taking 20% off membership gift certificates and joiner fee or 10% of personal training gift certificates. Give the gift of wellness! For more information or to purchase a gift certificate, stop into the Wiggins[…]

Lawrence Family Fitness Center: Become a Charter Member!

Lawrence Family Fitness Center

One Free Month Membership and a Lifetime of Recognition Down East Family YMCA at the Lawrence Family Fitness Center in Blue Hill is now offering charter memberships! With your one-time, tax deductible donation of $1000 you will receive: Permanent recognition in the fitness center lobby as a Charter Member Free membership for one month with[…]

Sneak Preview – Take a Tour of the Lawrence Family Fitness Center in Blue Hill

We’re please to announce that tours of our new facility in Blue Hill, the Lawrence Family Fitness Center, will be available starting October 2nd. Tours will be limited to groups of ten with social distancing and masks required. Sign up for a tour at the Tradewinds Service Desk. The beautiful new facility features: Six-lane 25[…]

Ellsworth Sports Update

Soccer has been moved to the moderate risk category.  We will follow Maine CDC, Maine DOE, Maine DHHS, SoccerMaine, MPA and Ellsworth School Department protocols for all events. Waivers will be provided when they become available. Participants should bring a soccer ball, water bottle and any other needed equipment.  Sharing will not be allowed at[…]

Area Pools Available During Wiggins Center Pool Upgrade

The Down East Family YMCA’s Wiggins Center pool is getting a much-needed facelift. The air handler system will be upgraded and ventilation improved to enhance the swimming experience at The Wiggins Center. The pool will be closed starting Saturday August 15th for several weeks and is slated to reopen around Monday September 14th. During the[…]

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Program and Community Walking Club Resume

Cardiac Rehab Program

DEFY Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Program will resume on Monday, August 10th at 10:00am. The group will meet 3 times per week; Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00am to 11:00am. We have a nurse on staff for blood pressure readings and for the safety of our participants. Our free Community Walking Club also resumes Tuesday,[…]