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2018 Season Opener

News from the Beach
June 25, 2018
Opening the 2018 Season
 
 
 
We are kicking off our 108th season today, June 25th and we can't wait to see you there! Our first week is our Membership Fee-Free Week, and we encourage you to invite your friends and family to try out classes...swimming, sailing, tennis, surfing, golf, arts & crafts, drama, and so much more!  If you haven't already, take a peek at our website detailing all the amazing classes we offer.  We have a lot of fun activities planned for this season...read on for more details.
 
We'll see you at the beach!
 
 
Staff & Counselor Orientation
 
Staff and counselors spent the past weekend at orientation running through safety protocols, CPR training, and most importantly gearing up for heaps of fun to be had this summer.  We also welcomed in new faculty to the KBIA family.  We are excited to get this season underway!
 
 
This week at KBIA
 
MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT:  "Cars 3," Rated PG, 7 to 9 PM. $8. (Ages 7-12)
* Movie Night is limited to 50 children, and registration for Monday's movie at the office closes at 4 PM Monday or when we reach capacity. Please be advised we almost always reach capacity!
 
TUESDAY TWEEN NIGHT: Pizza & Movie (camper's choice!) Night ," 7 to 9 PM. $28. (Ages 11-12)
 
WEDNESDAY MOVIE NIGHT: "Cars," Rated G, 7 to 9 PM. $8. (Ages 4-10)
* Movie Night is limited to 50 children, and registration for Wednesday's movie at the office closes at 4 PM Wednesdays or when we reach capacity. Please be advised we almost always reach capacity!
 
EXTENDED CAMPIRE BEACH BBQ:  This Wednesday, we keep the bonfire on the beach going well after movie night starts so adults can be together - bring apps to share, the fun starts at 6 PM!
 
THURSDAY TEEN NIGHT:  Pool Party at KBIA, 6 to 8 PM. $28. (Ages 13+)
 
OPEN SAIL/KAYAK:
Free to members, bring a life jacket and closed-toe shoes.
Saturday, June 30, 12 to 3:30 PM
Sunday, July 1, 1 to 4:30 PM
 
 
Please pre-register for all events (except for Open Sail/Kayak and Extended Campfire Beach BBQ) at the office so we may accurately plan for transportation and admission fees, when applicable.
 
 
Parking, Pick-ups, and Drop-offs
 
 
Please help us keep KBIA safe for everyone and stay with your vehicles in the designated pick-up and drop-off zone in front of the pool.  It is crucial to stay within the white paint -- there is no spot before and after the crosswalk to the playground to enhance visibility of kids crossing the street. 
 
The drop-off/pick-up zone is also for emergency vehicles, so drivers must remain with their cars at all times.  Kennebunk police have and will continue to ticket both areas.  We appreciate your cooperation in helping us stay safe, and move traffic along in that busy section! 
 
 
 
Daily Open Swim
 
Can't get enough of the water now that it's finally summer?  Us either! KBIA offers a supervised free swim session on a daily basis, Monday through Friday, June 25 to August 17.  Half-hour free-swim sessions are available for all children ages 4 and older, enrolled in other KBIA classes that week.  
 
Join us for a splashing good time every day:
12 to 12:30 PM  
3:30 to 4 PM
  
 
Bathrooms & Changing Rooms
 
When nature calls...we have bathrooms!  Two public restrooms are located behind Smith House.  If all you need is a place to change into your bathing suit, please use one of the four family-sized changing rooms located in the back of the white Adventures Tent.
 
 
  
Sail the Cove! Kayak the Cove!
 
 
There's nothing quite like the feel of setting sail in the Cove -- or paddling its gentle waters. We invite members of all ages to enjoy KBIA’s spectacular waterfront during our scheduled “Open Sail” sessions, which are available (and free!) to all KBIA members (parents, grandparents and children) who would like to independently enjoy the Cove in one of KBIA’s sailboats or kayaks. Previous sailing and kayaking experience is required, as well as a life jacket and closed-toe water shoes.
 
Saturday, June 30........................................................... 12 to 3:30 PM
Sunday, July 1.................................................................  1 to 4:30 PM
Saturday, July 14............................................................11 AM to 3 PM
Sunday, July 15............................................................. 11 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, July 28...................................................... 11 AM to 2:30 PM
Sunday, July 29..............................................................11 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Aug. 11 (*open KAYAK only due to regatta)... 11:30 to 1 PM
Sunday, Aug. 12...................................................... 10 AM to 2:30  PM
 
 
Family Sail
Bon voyage!
 
What more fun could you ask for than a Family Sailing Trip...setting sail on our 19-foot boat!  With an instructor and a family of up to four, guided trips will head out when tides cooperate.
 
1.5 hours............... $150
2 hours.................. $165
2.5 hours............... $180
3 hours.................. $195
 
Only one family at a time - please inquire at the office!
 
 
Explore the Cove on guided walk
Open to the Public
 
At high tide, the Cove at KBIA provides just enough water to swim, sail and explore the waters wih a paddle. It's a whole new world at low tide -  where snails, crabs and other creatures can be found. Come explore the majestic Cove at low tide on a guided walk during low tide and see all the natural treasures you can find!
 
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 Upcoming Dates:
 
Saturday, July 7 ........... 12 to 2 PM
Sunday, July 22 .............. 1 to 3PM
Saturday, August 4........12 to 2 PM
 
 
 
 
Cost is $11 per family; please register at the office prior to the walk. This family activity is open to the public, so please invite your friends and neighbors and help us spread the word.