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Our playground is OPEN

YES, our playground is open once again! We have new swing sets with regular and child swings, plus an inclusive swing and even a teeter-totter type swing for two! Though temporary for this year, we also have a slide climber (pictured), a small volleyball net, a covered playhouse and a sand box …
… plus a new Community Beach Toy Box! Located on the playground sand, the box is filled with toys and available for all children of any age to borrow and enjoy during their day at the beach. Then return!
BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are looking for durable sand toys, beach buckets, shovels, sand trucks, bocce balls and games. We are accepting new and like-new used equipment (drop off at the Chamber of Commerce, 16 Water St., Kennebunk, please) and we have created the following Amazon wish list to help guide folks’ gift-giving:
Important News

Our playground is OPEN!

 YES, our playground is open once again! We have new swing sets with regular and child swings, plus an inclusive swing and even a teeter-totter swing for two! Though temporary for this year, we also have a slide climber, a small volleyball net, a covered playhouse and a sand box. Come play away!

 

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We will rebuild the playground!

Deemed unsalvageable by three separate playground inspectors, all current playground equipment will be coming down in the next week. It’s been an extremely complicated decision by our board, guided by national to local experts in various areas, and we are moving forward with design, approval and installation of playground equipment for Summer 2025.
For Summer 2024, we will install a new set of swings and add some temporary equipment to the space – a climbing structure with a slide, a playhouse, and a frame for a sandbox. All these pieces, with the exception of the swings, can be removed at the close of this season. The Board will continue to develop a fully redesigned playground plan that can be integrated with the inground work needed and potentially have pieces that we can remove every winter. The new playground design, still under construction, will be installed for the 2025 summer.
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Save the date for Summer 2024!

Membership Letters e-mailed and posted on www.kbia.net             January 15-31
Counselor Application posted on www.kbia.net                                       January 31
Registration Guide posted on www.kbia.net                                            February 10
Online registration opens (10AM Eastern Time)                                           March 2
KBIA Office Opens                                                                                               June 17
Staff & Counselor Orientation Weekend                                                   June 22-23
Opening Day                                                                                               June 24
Membership Fee-Free Week                                                                        June 24-28
KBIA Day at the Beach Road Race                                                                       July 7
July Watersports, Awards & BBQ                                                 (Saturday) July 20
Seaside Celebration                                                                                               July 20
Hosting of Caring Unlimited’s Community 5K                                                July 21
Reid Sacco Family Regatta                                                                               August 3
August Awards & BBQ                                                           (Wednesday) August 14

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“Try before you buy”

The countdown to summer at KBIA is officially ON! One week from today, we open at Mother’s Beach for more fun under the sun … and we invite you to join us! “Try before you buy” for the first week, June 26-30 (pay for classes only, no membership required); after that, classes are open to members only, and membership is open to all. We hope to see you at the beach!
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Register for our 5K/1K road race

 

KBIA Annual A Day at the Beach 1k/5k, Sunday, July 9
Registration is now open for our 2023 “A Day at the Beach” 5k/1k road race! Be one of the first to register here! Our USATF-certified course begins and ends at beautiful Kennebunk Beach. The course winds through Kennebunk Beach’s shaded, beachside neighborhood and finishes alongside the Atlantic. Post-race snacks and beverages are provided. The 1k begins at 8:30 AM and the 5k begins immediately following the 1K (8:45ish). Watch a recap from last year here or watch the race in its entirety here: