May 1 Message from our CEO – Reopening Plans

CEO, Peter Farragher

Greetings Friends and Neighbors:

I am thrilled to announce that Governor Mills has established the phases of opening for Maine businesses with the YMCA included in phase 2 which begins June 1st.

I am happy to report that the YMCA will re-open on June 1st, 2020. Here is what we know at this time:

  1. The order allowing us to open is contingent on the COVID 19 cases. If cases increase, the Governor may rescind her order for reopening – so please follow the guidelines of the CDC – it is working.
  2. The YMCA Wiggins Center, Blue Hill YMCA and Bucksport YMCA will open on June 1st. The details of hours, usage and/or restrictions will be developed as soon as the CDC has provided the proper guidance. Please keep your eye on the Y’s Facebook page and your email for information as it becomes available.
  3. The YMCA Child Care will reopen on June 1st. Details will be provided once opening guidelines from the CDC have been established.
  4. The YMCA Summer Camps in Bucksport, Camp Discovery on Webb Pond and Polliwog Camp at the Moore Center will begin Monday, June 15th and go through Friday, August 28th. This is an earlier start date than anticipated due to our local school schedule. To learn more about our opening plans and to reserve your camper’s spot, visit

In the meantime, please continue checking out the videos our staff has been posting on YouTube. Coming soon to – our new virtual fitness studio!

Again, I want to thank the people who have decided to continue their membership during this difficult time. Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you for “staying with us.”

Until next Friday, thank you on behalf of the YMCA for doing your part by following the CDC guidelines to keep our community healthy and safe – it has obviously worked! #Staywithus

Until the next update!

Thank you.

Peter D. Farragher