News from the Beach
November 9, 2018
Happy Birthday KBIA!
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November 9, 1910 marks the day the Kennebunk Beach Improvement Association was founded. KBIA has had 108 amazing years of educating young explorers, mentoring leaders, providing a place to grow friendships, and advocating the preservation of the Kennebunk Beach area. There are so many things that make KBIA the wonderful place it is, but mostly it is YOU…our dedicated members, volunteers, donors, staff…and it’s all for the kids.  We will be thinking of all of you on our birthday today, and we hope you will think of us too!


Know what is better than birthday presents? Birthday donations!  On November 27th, we are all given the opportunity to give towards causes, charities, and organizations that mean something to us.

What better gift to give, than the experience of KBIA? No donation is too small, and all contributions go towards your choice of scholarships, facilities, and/or the general fund.
Let’s take a closer look:
  • Scholarships: For children who otherwise would not be able to learn to sail, make crafts, go island exploring, play tennis, learn to swim…among the many amazing summer activities at KBIA.  And not only do they have access to classes, but they are forming friendships and making memories to last a lifetime.  Each year we have traditionally offered 20 to 25 children the opportunity to experience a KBIA summer — free of charge and discreetly issued.  Donating to our scholarship fund is donating an invaluable experience to a child who will forever cherish their time spent at KBIA. 
  • Facilities: Our unique facility is located at the base of a small peninsula known as Lord’s Point between Mother’s Beach and a sheltered cove. Keeping up with building and property repairs, updates, and improvements is a constant project aiming to make the campus safe, convenient, and enable our classes to be the most they can be.
  • General:  Let us decide! This donation fund can be accessed for a multitude of projects for the benefit of KBIA summer enrichment activities.
Please consider a year-end donation so that KBIA can continue to provide “summers of experience” here at the beach!  
For information on donating toward the cause this #GivingTuesday, visit the “Support Us” page on our website.