YES, WE ARE OPEN. Click HERE for what you need to know.

Click HERE for our current program guide.


Monday - Thursday:
Facility: 5:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Pools: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Facility: 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pools: 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Facility: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pools: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Reservations are REQUIRED at this time to help limit the
spread of Covid-19.

Please call 207.338.4598 to reserve your time up
to 24hours prior.

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

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.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nuturing the potential of every child and teen.
HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation's health and well-being.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

CARING: Show a sincere concern for others.
HONESTY: Be truthful in what you say and do.

RESPECT: Treat others the way you would want to be treated.
RESPONSIBILITY: Be accountable for you promises and actions.

We offer programs and activities for people of all ages and abilities:

  • Group & Specialty Exercise classes
  • Youth and Adult sports programs
  • The Tom & Sally Savage Pool Complex including a lap pool, therapy pool and hot tub
  • Active Older Adult programming for ages 60 or better
  • Year round childcare programs including our Little Learners Preschool, Bus Stop Before & After School Care, Teen Access and Summer Day Camps
  • And so much more!

OUR HISTORY: Beginning in 1977 as a "Y without walls", our supportive community allowed us use of their facilitys as we worked toward building our own facility.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PHASE 1: In 1998, our Board of Directors initiated a capital campaign to raise funds to build the first phase of our facility. More than $4.7 million was raised through the generous support of the entire community. The board planned the full facility Y in phases to avoid incurring long-term debt. Phase 1 was financed with a short term loan against pledges. That loan was paide in full in January 2004.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PHASE 2: June 17, 2020 celebrated the opening of the Tom & Sally Savage Pool Complex with communty leaders, donors and contributors who donated $4.2 million to the pool complex campaign thus fulfilling our promise to provide a full service Y.

From Left to Right: Mayor Walter Ash, Sally & Tom Savage, Maureen & Erin Flanagan of Viking Lumber. Larry Sterrs of the Unity Foundation, Larry Jones of Whitecap Builders, Capital Campaign Co-chair Don Hoenig and Waldo County YMCA Executive Director Dale Cross



Chris Coleman, Belfast - Chief Volunteer Officer
Denise Lindahl, Northport - Vice Chief Volunteer Officer
Joyce Sirota, Searsmont - Secretary

Paul Doody, Northport - Treasurer

Dorothy Alling, Searsport
Alex Allmayer-Beck, Belfast
Lisa Chase, Searmont
Kevin Coombs, Belfast
Jayne Crosby-Giles, Belfast
Greg Dutch, Belfast
Aaron Fethke, Searsport
David Flanagan, Appleton*
Don Hoenig, Belfast
Dan Horton, Swanville
Julie Morse, Swanville
Ryan Otis, Belfast
Jim Peary, Jackson
Jeff Rauch, Belfast
Alex Turner, Belfast
Bob Winslow, Belfast

*Honorary Board Member




By volunteering through the Y, you will improve our community, make new friends and feel the satisfaction of knowing that you have made real impact. Volunteering can range from helping our Front Desk to special event help to coaching. Please fill out a volunteer application.






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