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2019 Season is Here!

News from the Beach
June 24, 2019
The 2019 Season is Here!
 
 
 
Here we go! Our 109th season opens today, June 24th! 
 
Our first week is our Membership Fee-Free Week, so invite your friends and family to come 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:  "Incredibles 2," Rated PG, 7 to 9 PM. $9. (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: Movie & Pizza Night, 6 to 8 PM. $30. (Ages 11-12)
 
WEDNESDAY MOVIE NIGHT: "Ratatouille," Rated G, 7 to 9 PM. $9. (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!
 
THURSDAY TEEN NIGHT:  Movie & Pizza Night, 6 to 8 PM. $30. (Ages 13+)
 
 
FAMILY COVE WALK:
Open to the public, $12 per family.
Saturday, June 29, 2 to 4 PM
 
OPEN SAIL/KAYAK:
Free to members, bring a life jacket and closed-toe shoes.
Sunday, June 30, 9 AM to 12 PM
 
 
Please pre-register for all events (except for Open Sail/Kayak) 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 24 to August 16.  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
 
We are happy to announce that two newly renovated bathrooms are available to the public 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.
 
 
KBIA Road Race Volunteers
 
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Want to be a part of the road race fun without all the running? We are looking for volunteers to help out with registration, road safety, bicycle safety, and general assistance. We couldn't put on such an amazing race without our amazing volunteers! Contact our events coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
 
  
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.
 
Sunday, June 30............................................................9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, July 6.....................................................................1 to 5 PM
Sunday, July 7..................................................................1:30 to 5 PM
Sunday, July 14.............................................................9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, July 20..............................................................1:30 to 5 PM
Sunday, July 21................................................................1:30 to 5 PM
Saturday, Aug. 3 (*open KAYAK only due to regatta)............1 to 4 PM
Sunday, Aug. 4................................................................12:30 to 4PM 
 
 
Family Sail
Bon voyage!
 
Summer is full of adventures - how about one for the whole family?! Set sail on our 19-foot boat with an instructor, 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 (family of four) 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, June 29 ........2 to 4 PM
Saturday, July 13 .........2 to 4 PM
Saturday, July 27..........1 to 3 PM
Saturday, Aug 10..........1 to 3 PM
 
 
 
 
Cost is $12 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.