Become a Teen Leader This Summer!


This summer, the YWCA of Central Maine is offering a Teen Leadership Program for teens entering grades 7 through 10. The Teen Leadership Program is designed to build leadership skills while enjoying the activities and fun of the YWCA’s Summer Camp(s). Teen Leaders will participate in staff training, learn basic first aid and CPR, and assist in leading group activities. Teen Leaders are chosen from a select group of applicants and must commit to at least three weeks of the summer camp experience. Upon completion of at least 6 weeks, teen leaders will receive a Certificate of Completion. Teen Leaders need to be able to swim, enjoy working with children, and show an enthusiasm for learning!

Cost:  $50 per week or $350 for 9 week camp

Time:  M-F 8 am to 4:30 pm

Completed applications along with one letter of recommendation from a teacher or person unrelated to applicant in a supervisory position (Scout Leader, Religious Leader, etc.) are due by Thursday, May 1st at 5 pm. Applications are available at the YWCA of Central Maine at 130 East Avenue, Lewiston, Maine  04240. All Teen Leaders will be interviewed prior to acceptance.



lifeguard training    Lifeguard  Training class

will be held on the   dates:

 April 21,22,23  FMI click here

Synchronized Swimming for 8-12 year olds begins in May!

For more info ….synchronized swim

Paddle Board Classes are coming to the YWCA!!!

Haven’t you always wanted to try this?  Now is your chance!

Click here for more info.

HURRY!  We are sure this will be a popular class and spaces will be limited!

Try-Me Week April 20-27th !

Check out the schedule here


Tiger Sharks!!!!!

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Tiger Sharks Swim Team is back!   Read more


Choose to Lose Class

begins in April.  Sign up today to reserve your space in this great new program!

Learn more




 Vinyasa Flow Yoga is coming……..

Read more about it here



child karate


New Karate Classes Begin May 3rd!

 Sign your child up today!     795.4050






Community Leadership Award

See the video made by the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce shown at the presentation of the Community Service Leadership Award . This year the this was awarded to Kathy Durgin-Leighton (our Executive Director) and the YWCA!  Click here for the video



Get Fit…………

                    Stay Fit…………..

                                                 At the YWCA


earth week camp flier

Earth Camp Week

is almost here!

For more information on this fun filled week

Call us at 795-4050 or go to the Camps page.




Summer camp ad

YWCA Summer Camp

Summer is coming fast  (we hope).

Time to start making plans.  Be sure to check out what we offer!

Kid tested…..Mother approved!

Need more info?  Call us at 795-4050

Be sure to join our mailing list!





Kindergym at the YWCA

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We know that finding a place for little ones to run around and play in the winter in Maine is tough, particularly this winter! We have a solution!

Every week day (M-F) from 9-11 am, the YWCA is opening its gym up for parents to come with their children (2 to 5 years) to play. We have giant balls, a basketball hoop, ring toss game and more!

This is an unsupervised gym time so parents/caregivers must stay and play. We’re offering the space and toys but you’re welcome to bring your own toys as well. And, come as a group if you wish!

Cost:  Child basic membership of $30/year (afterward, come as many times as you wish at no cost). This program will run only during the school year.


Need quality child care?

  The YWCA is the place!





Learn more about our quality program





Exercise with us for free!

Because we don’t believe that working out and being healthy should always cost you something, we are very proud to offer a FREE opportunity to join a fitness program every Wednesday night by an experienced workout trainer – Cardio, stretching, toning, and more!

  Wednesday nights from 6pm to 7pm

This class is for all fitness levels.

Come try it out!




Welcome to the YWCA of Central Maine – Est. 1878

The YWCA of Central Maine has a proud history beginning in 1878 when it began as the Women’s Benevolent Association. In its early years it was housed in buildings located at the corner of Bates and Pine Streets in Lewiston and on Main Street in Auburn. The YWCA served as a place for international travelers coming to the Lewiston-Auburn area to stay, as well as housing for women relocating to the ‘big city’ to work as hair dressers, nurses, etc. It served as a place for women to receive support services particularly during the war years. Though the organization has changed locations throughout its long history, its present building located at 130 East Avenue has remained as its central location since 1971 with expansions and renovations allowing for greater recreational and health services.

Our core programs consist of aquatics, childcare, recreation and health, and advocacy relating to women and children issues.

Member Benefits

  • Members, first and foremost, support the important work YWCA’s do, locally and nationally, toward eliminating racism and empowering women.
  • Members have access to a wide range of free or discounted classes and programs for personal, professional and physical development.
  • Memberships are transferable to any other YWCA in the United States.
  • Members increase leadership skills by serving on YWCA committees, boards and task forces.

How much is a membership?

Basic memberships are available for a small yearly fee, which gives you discounts on all of our swim programs and helps to support our programming.

Basic memberships cost:
Child 0-12 years – $30/year
Youth 13-17 years – $35/year
Adults 18 years and older – $55/year
Seniors – $45/year

All children 3-years and younger swim free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Support Us:

The YWCA of Central Maine is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization supported largely through generous contributions from individuals like you. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us advance our mission to eliminate racism and empower women and girls. The need for you to help is great and the opportunities are plenty


Friendraising is a way for you and your friends to learn more about YWCA Central Maine and what we do. Host an informal dinner party, a brunch, or just have a few friends over to spend some time hearing and talking about the YWCA mission and how we carry it out. We’d love to share what the YWCA mission means locally and how it is reflected in the services we provide. You also will have the opportunity to learn about ways you can support and be involved in the YWCA of Central Maine.

Throw a FUNDRAISER for the YWCA of Central Maine!

Sponsor a car wash, BBQ or even a golf tournament with your friends, co-workers, members of your faith groups or other members of your circle. Together we can build the resources to enrich the lives of women and children.

Please contact us for more information about how to become involved in FRIENDRAISING or FUNDRAISING for the YWCA of Central Maine at 207-795-4050.


As a non-profit, the YWCA of Central Maine encourages and appreciates the support of corporations,
small businesses, and individuals alike. Every donation helps us further our mission
and support our community.


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