2019 Program Highlights

 

Movie Nights

Back by popular demand, we will continue to offer two Movie Nights per week: PG-rated movies on Mondays (ages 7-12) and G-rated movies on Wednesdays (ages 4-10). Due to capacity limits, admission is granted in the order registration is received. Parents MUST PREREGISTER children on their Registration Form or at the office by 4 PM the day of Movie Night. Maximum enrollment is 50 children. Walk-ins are not accepted.

 

Fitness -- NEW!

In this class, for ages 11 and up, students will learn and practice introductory exercises aimed at increasing strength, flexibility and speed with an emphasis on form and agility. Open to athletes of all ability and fitness levels, this course will provide students with current best practices of fitness training as well as foundational understanding of fitness that will continue to serve them and help their athletic progression well after the conclusion of the course.

 

Mixed Media 

Students will use their imaginations and an array of media to create 2D works on paper that playfully experiment with composition and juxtaposition. Artists will use pastels, watercolors, pen and ink, collage techniques, and more, while being inspired by 20th century mixed media artists.


Starfish Program

Starfish for ages 4 and 5 is a weekly morning drop-off program designed for preschool age children. The program meets daily from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. A Starfish morning includes a 30-minute swim lesson, story time, nature time and a craft project.

This year we again offer the option to add on a tennis lesson, which would extend to 12:30 PM and includes walking to Edgcomb with KBIA staff to be picked up by a caregiver after the lesson.

The Starfish program is staffed at a 4-to-1 ratio to ensure appropriate supervision of children at all times.

 

Batik -- NEW!

Explore this vibrant fabric painting technique! Students age 9 and older will create unique pieces of fabric that will be used to create a variety of installation pieces including wind socks, flags, and wall hangings.   


Surf Art -- NEW!

Students age 9 and older will embrace the art and culture of surfing through a variety of media, including mixed media, painting and drawing. We will create surf art inspired by vintage posters, film, and explore the work of contemporary surf artists. 

 

Island and Seaside Exploration

Children will explore one or more of the islands in Stage Harbor, have time at the Cape Porpoise pier, and visit either the Wells Reserve at Laudholm or the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. 

 

Junior Water Safety Instruction 

During a one-hour course, three days a week, the basics of Red Cross swim lessons are taught, including the proper use of course records, lesson planning, and the skills necessary within each of the first four to five levels. Students are expected to spend two additional hours assisting in the pool putting their instruction to work. Class is instructional only and does not earn certification. For ages 11 and older.  

 

Drama and more drama

Drama class returns geared toward all levels of experience and fun!

Beginner Drama encourages emerging actors to act out their favorite nursery rhymes and explore movement through traditional circle games and songs. Pantomime and imagination games are also played.

Drama class helps up-and-coming actors explore vocal expression and emotions while acting out character play and improvisation.

More experienced actors can take the two-week Advanced Drama class to learn how to prepare for a role, use movement, vocal exercises and character study to develop short scenes, skits, and monologues for class and camp performances. 


Jump in for our Swim Team

KBIA will again offer a Swim Team for ages 9 and older who want to compete against area swimmers. One-hour daily instruction will also help swimmers refine their strokes and help keep them in shape! Children under 9 may sign up with pool staff permission.


Yoga

We offer this yoga class for adults 15 and older, two days per week, on the lawn to take in the gorgeous views! Register in the office, at least one day prior to class, and you may sign up for one day or more. Mats will be available to borrow or bring your own.


Come sail away!

Our ever popular sailing classes are geared toward specific age groups, ages 4 and up! We have listed these classes with age restrictions; however, please speak with us if you have any questions about what class is right for your child. Please remember that a life jacket and closed-toe shoes are required for all waterfront classes.

Laser Sailing, Ages 9+ - NEW!

This class is designed for both sailors who have mastered the fundamentals of sailing and are ready for more independence, and for older novice sailors who are comfortable on the water and eager to jump into the sport. Instruction focuses on boat handling skills, including sail trim and boat speed, so that each participant can become proficient and confident in solo sailing. Both games and drills will be integrated into the class for guaranteed fun and learning! The class will sail in the cove and will also venture into the ocean when conditions allow. This is not racing class but would serve as a precursor to racing and a great stepping stone onto the race team. The Laser sailboat is meant for one person who weighs over 100 lbs and/or is 5 feet tall. As Topsails will be run concurrently, if, in the opinion of the staff, the student is more appropriate for the Topsails class, the child will be reassigned to that class. 

Sea Fleas, Ages 4-6

In row boats, with instructors, children are taught to be comfortable on the water. Class includes a visit to nearby Strawberry Island, where they pretend to be pirates in search of buried treasure!

Gollywobblers, Ages 7-8

This course focuses on teaching basic sailing skills and principles. the curriculum includes learning basic nautical terms, parts of the boat, rigging and unrigging, finding wind direction, learning to steer with a tiller, practicing tacking and jibing, water safety, and knot tying.

Topsails, Ages 9+

This course is designed for young sailors who may have some previous sailing experience. The curriculum allows sailors to further develop their understanding of sailing fundamentals, including rigging, boat handling, landing and departing the dock, points of sail, reading the weather, seamanship, water safety, basics of racing and sportsmanship. 

Opti Race Team, Ages 9+

This racing-focused class utilizes Optimist Class dinghies and will travel to select MIRC Regattas on Wednesdays. 

Keelboat Sailing, Ages 11+ 

Children are invited on a journey to set sail on a larger boat. Teamwork and communication will be emphasized as the crew works together to sail around Lord's Point and along the Kennebunk coastline. 

Race Team, Ages 11+

This racing-focused class utilizes our Laser and 420 sailboats and will travel to select MIRC Regattas on Wednesdays. Transportation to and from the MIRC Regattas is done in parent vehicles. Parents are expected to help drive.

Race Team 2, Ages 11+

Again this year, open by invitation only (please inquire if interested), our most experienced racers will train at KBIA and travel to competitive, often multi-day, off-site regattas. Parents are expected to help drive. This course requires a multi-week commitment.