November – January Program Guide From new programs, to holiday schedules, to amazing contributions from our community partners, see what’s going on at the Y! Our Winter 2022 Program Guide provides an overview of programs and activities at each of our locations. View the Program Guide PDF or browse it as a flip book below. […]
In partnership with Special Olympics of Maine, Down East Family YMCA is launching our inclusive, Blue Lobster Program. Become a Blue Lobster! Join the Special Olympics Maine Unified Champion Club, a free ongoing program with Special Olympics Maine and the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation. For ages 5 – 18, starting November 1st activities include: Basketball,[…]
Fall 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 Center and[…]
Today, the Down East Family YMCA has announced that their long-time CEO, Peter Farragher has shared his plans to retire on January 31, 2023. Peter has served the YMCA, its members, and the communities it services for over 24 years. During his tenure, the YMCA has grown to host programs in five buildings and support[…]
What a night! For the first time in 3 years, we gathered on Wednesday, Aug. 3rd for our Annual Meeting and to celebrate our community and volunteers. The evening was capped off by honoring Dick & “Pete” Turnbull for their lifetime of service to the Down East Family YMCA. Our Wiggins Center gymnasium will now[…]
You can now become American Red Cross CPR certification through the Down East Family YMCA! Upon successful class completion each participant will receive a CPR certification from the American Red Cross Valid for 2 years. You can register in person at the Down East Family YMCA front desk or call 207-667-3086 to register over the[…]
Saturday, July 30th was a tremendous day for our YMCA. Over 300 people participated in the Kinsley Ray 5k Run and Walk and it was a wonderful gathering of the community to raise some serious money for a great cause. I was very proud of Robin and her team for offering such a great event.[…]
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 3rd Annual Kinsley Ray 5k Run and Walk! It was a very special day for all. A big DEFY thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers, and participants for making this such a great race. See race results.
We will will honor the Turnbull family and other community supporters at the our annual meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 5 p.m. The annual meeting is returning after a two-year hiatus and is a chance to recognize community members who’ve affected our organization. In recognition and appreciation of the Turnbull family’s service over the[…]
Can you take the driver’s seat? We’re looking for bus drivers to transport our campers from the Moore Center in Ellsworth to Camp Discovery in Eastbrook, Monday through Friday. Morning shift Monday & Wednesday: 6:30 am – 9:30 am Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 6:30 am – 2:30 pm. Pay: $26.00 per hour Afternoon shift Monday –[…]
Registration for Bucksport youth tackle football will be open starting June 24th. The season will begin, August 22nd will run 9 to 10 week, ending on Oct 16th or 23rd depending on number of teams participating in the league. Practices will be held 4 days a week and the schedule will be provided before the[…]
Beginning June 4th, the Wiggins Center in Ellsworth and the Lawrence Center in Blue Hill will change to summer hours. Both locations will close at 1:00 on Saturday and Sunday. Summer hours will be: Monday – Friday 5:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. POOL HOURS Monday – Friday[…]
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.