Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Waldo County YMCA to promote the physical, mental, social, and spiritual development of Waldo County children and families.

Waldo County YMCA
157 Lincolnville Avenue - Belfast, ME 04915 - 207.338.4598

The Waldo County YMCA is a 501 (c)(3) Charitable Organization




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The Waldo County YMCA is located in beautiful midcoast Maine. Belfast is located approximately 2 hours north of Portland and an hour east of Augusta. Get directions to the Waldo County YMCA

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Board of Directors

Julie Morse, CVO
Chris Coleman, Vice CVO
Joyce Sirota, Secretary
Jayne Giles, Treasurer

Dorothy Alling
Alex Allmayer-Beck
John Carrick
Lisa Chase
Kevin Coombs
Paul Doody
Greg Dutch
David Flanagan *
Don Hoenig
Dan Horton

Denise Lindahl
Rick Marsden
Thomas Maycock
Michelle Morrow
Ryan Otis
Jim Peary
Jeff Rauch
Alex Turner
Bob Winslow

*Honorary Board Member

Waldo County YMCA

In 1972 a young man named Dan Horton had a vision – gather a bunch of kids together and start a swim team. It was a great opportunity to develop their coordination and strength, teach self-discipline, and let the kids enjoy the water. With all of this in mind, the Bay Area Swim Club (BASC) came into being. With a parent-run board of directors, it became tremendously successful.

As this swim team grew, the Waldo County community began to see the need for other team sports and a governing body to house them under. The Waldo County YMCA was formed in 1977. The Y is currently under the leadership of CEO, Stephanie Feist with the support of full time staff and a Board of Directors.

We are proud of our “Y” and how we have grown through the years to meet the needs of our community. We operated as a “Y without Walls” for 22 years.

In 1998, after years of careful planning, the Waldo County YMCA Board of Directors initiated a capital campaign to raise funds to build the YMCA facility. With generous support from the whole community we raised over $4.7 million. The facility opened in February 2001, housing a full gymnasium, walking track, community rooms, wellness and fitness rooms.

The Board of Directors planned the full-facility YMCA in phases, vowing to complete the initial facility (Phase I) without incurring long-term debt. Phase I was financed with short-term debt that was paid in full in January 2004.

The Waldo County YMCA celebrated the official opening of the Tom & Sally Savage Pool Complex on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. Community donors and contributors, donated nearly $4.2 million to the pool complex campaign.

The “Y’s” focus on “spirit, mind and body” has long been one of our core philosophies. The “Y” makes every effort to accommodate all individuals and families without regard to financial circumstances; in 2017, more than 500 individuals received approximately $119,000 of scholarship aid and tuition reduction.

We have nearly 4,200 members and offer programs for all ages and abilities. For the younger generation, we provide training in athletics, good citizenship and life skills. Our TEEN ACCESS program engages 200 teenagers in healthy after school activity, at no cost to them. Adults of all ages turn to the “Y” as a valuable resource for physical exercise, healthy competition, and friendship. The “Y” provides a critical outlet for families to have fun and enjoy quality time.

Our collaborative community efforts are evident in the many “Y” programs sponsored by or partnered with over forty local, state, and national organizations: assuring our constituents the “Y” remains a vibrant hub of healthy activity for all ages, backgrounds, and economic levels in this rural Waldo County community.

The board and staff remains focused on delivering opportunities, which enhance the body, mind, and spirit and bring our community together as a hub of health and opportunity for all.

The Waldo County YMCA has fitness and wellness programs and activities for people of all ages and abilities. General group and specialty fitness classes are available as well as a wide selection of youth and adult sports programs. The facility includes a 3-pool natatorium, an indoor walk/jog track, air-conditioned fitness center and wellness/aerobic classroom, gymnasium, teen room, and family friendly shower and changing facilities.

  • Our before and after school child care program is for children in grades Pre-K through 5th.
  • Teen programs are offered each day after school to provide a safe, healthy environment for young people.
  • We offer babysitting for members who are in the building taking a class or using our fitness center.
  • During the summer months the YMCA provides day camps for children ages PreK– Grade 7. Our goal is to keep your child energized and active.
  • The YMCA hosts luncheons and activities for seniors, 60-years and older.
  • Volunteer opportunities are always available. If you have a particular skill or interest you would like to share with others, please come into the YMCA and speak with the Coordinator of Volunteers.

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    The Waldo County YMCA…. It’s a Great Place to Belong!

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