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**Masks are required for all KBIA classes in 2021 while on land. We suggest you wear one and pack one additional mask as a back-up at all times. There are select times when the mask may be removed:

  • In the pool
  • On a private watercraft without a boat mate
  • With your pod in a private powerboating class
  • On the tennis court

Bookmaking

Instructor: Sarah Gorham
Ages: 9+
Meets: 2 hours, 2 times a week
Cost: $90

Explore this hands-on technique and create your own sketchbook. Each student will create a unique book that can accommodate art, journaling, or scrapbooking.


Bundled Class Schedule

Instructors: KBIA Staff
Ages: 4-10
Favored by many, we are again offering specific classes bundled together to give children a three-hour (or, with tennis, four-hour) period of KBIA programming with supervision included between classes. Parents drop off their child at the first class and pick them up at their last class. Continuous supervision is provided by KBIA, led by our Bundle Coordinator throughout the day.

Morning bundle, plus tennis: If your child takes the 12:30 to 1 PM tennis class as part of the bundle, parents should drop off their child at 9 AM at KBIA and pick their child up at Edgcomb at 1 PM. KBIA staff will supervise your child changing clothes, eating lunch, and walking them to Edgcomb in time for their lesson.

Bundled schedules for Weeks 1-8: The class bundles are the same for every week. The swim class includes a half-hour swim lesson and a half-hour of supervised time to change clothes and play.

Reminder: Classes are limited to 6 children per age group for each bundled time period, so register early! KBIA cannot provide supervision outside of class time for children unless they are enrolled in a bundle class or Adventures. We have made every effort to minimize class conflicts with bundle schedules.

Class Requirements: Bag lunch and snacks, water bottle, sunscreen, swimsuit & towel (if taking swim lesson), and a mask!

If taking tennis: tennis sneakers (non tennis shoes are not permitted on courts as they cause damage), tennis whites (each article of clothing, except shoes, is supposed to be 90% white), and racquet.

Morning Bundles

Ages 5-6:

9-10: Creative Arts (M/W/F) and Pottery & Sculpture (Tu/Th)
10-11: Nature
11-12: Swimming

Optional:
12:12:30: Lunch and change
12:30-1: Tennis

Ages 7-8

9-10: Nature
10-11: Swimming
11-12: Creative Arts (M/W/F) and Pottery & Sculpture (Tu/Th)

Optional:
12:12:30: Lunch and change
12:30-1: Tennis

Ages 9-10

9-10: Swimming
10-11: Creative Arts (M/W/F) and Pottery & Sculpture (Tu/Th)
11-12: Nature

Optional:
12:12:30: Lunch and change
12:30-1: Tennis

Morning bundle, plus tennis

If a child takes the 12:30 to 1 PM tennis class as part of the bundle, parents should drop off their child at 9 AM at KBIA and pick their child up at Edgcomb at 1 PM. KBIA staff will supervise children changing clothes, eating lunch, and walking them to Edgcomb for their lesson. To register for this option online, select the bundle for your chosen age group and then the 12-12:30pm walk from KBIA to Edgcomb and the 12:30 tennis class.


Counselor in Training (CIT)

Instructor: Mariah Bushnell

CITAges: 13+
Meets:
1 hour, 2 times a week (plus flexible service hours)
Cost: $120/week – a separate CIT Interest Form is required as well

In order to participate in the CIT program, a child must enroll in the class.  The CIT program for ages 13 to 14 emphasizes on-the-job training, supervised instruction, and lessons in CPR and First Aid. CIT classes will be divided between 13- and 14 year-olds. We offer a combined 13/14-year-old afternoon CIT class for those who have a schedule conflict with the morning classes. Each CIT will be assigned 12 or more flexible hours of service activities per week. CITs are required to register for the CIT class, as well as complete a CIT Interest Form (available online at www.kbia.net). CITs must enroll in at least two consecutive weeks, but are encouraged to take as many weeks as possible.


Creative Arts

Creative Arts

Instructors: Sarah Quinn
Ages: 4-10
Meets: 1 hour, 3 times a week
Cost: Morning: $75

Students will explore art concepts such as shape, color, line and texture. They will create nature-themed art projects that require multiple steps. Projects may take two to three class periods to complete. Some classes will begin with reading a children’s story that makes a connection to the art project.

Sample projects may include a hermit crab house, a bird feeder made from recycled materials, paper mache sea creature, batik ocean wall hanging, garden gazing ball, plaster casting in a mold or model magic fish sculpture.


Diving

Diving

Instructors: Anu Rawlings and KBIA Swim Staff
Ages: 7+
Meets: 30 minutes, 5 times a week
Cost: Morning: $65

Learn the art and grace of diving. Covered dives include the pike, back dive, flips and more. WSI-certified instructors supervise and model appropriate techniques, with emphasis on technique and safety. Class levels are age- and skill-appropriate.  Children must be able to comfortably swim in the deep end.


Drawing

Drawing

Instructor: Ann Thompson and Sarah Gorham
Ages: 9+
Meets: 2 hours, 2 times a week
Cost: $90

Drawing is the most basic course that enhances every artistic activity. Instruction covers basic volume, light and shadow. Mediums include pencil, ink, pastel and some watercolor wash. Learn to quickly capture the world at large!

 


Family Cove Walk

Instructor: Ben Braasch

Cove WalkAll Ages
Meets:
2 hours, schedule below
Cost: $25/family

Saturday, July 17 (10 AM to 12 PM)

Saturday, July 31 (10 AM to 12 PM)

Saturday, August 14 (10 AM to 12 PM)

This summer join us for a Cove Walk, a great activity for families with kids of all ages. Explore the cove between Lord’s Point and Strawberry Island at low tide with KBIA’s marine biologist and visit tide pools with clams, lobsters, snails and more, while learning about the ecology and history of this unique area. Please register at the office prior to the walk. Cove Walks are scheduled around low tides. Walks are open to the public, so please help us spread the word.


Golf

Golf

Instructors: Webhannet Golf Professionals
Ages: 5+
Meets: 1 hour, two times a week at Webhannet Golf Club
Cost: $69

Overall Mission – Create and maintain a fun and safe environment for all our junior golfers who participate, while incorporating the core values that golf has to offer – honesty, integrity, sportsmanship and respect.

  • Ages 5-8: This class will teach the juniors the basic fundamentals of the golf swing which includes – grip, balance and good foot work. It will also focus on improving motor skills through various activities, for example, kicking a soccer ball, hopping, and skipping.
  • Ages 7-10: This session will continue to teach the basic fundamentals of the golf swing for both pre-swing and in-swing, while continuing to focus on improving motor skills. This class will also begin to introduce the golf course and teach junior golfers terminology, various formats and the rules of golf.
  • Ages 9+: This age group will continue to focus on pre-swing fundamentals while introducing more in-swing fundamentals based on individual experience and ability. This class will have access to the golf course to learn more about the rules of golf, terminology, and begin to learn the individual component of the game.

Class Requirements: Collared shirt, sneakers and clubs, at least a wood, 6 or 7 iron, and a putter.


Island and Seaside Exploration

Island Exploration

Instructor: Nancy Viehmann

Ages: 7+
Meets: 5 hours, 1 time a week
Cost: $99

Each trip explores 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.

Class Requirements: Please bring a towel, hat, sweatshirt and a bag lunch and water.  Wear water shoes or sneakers (not flip flops), and a bathing suit. If a child needs a booster seat, please provide it as this class requires transportation in staff or parent vehicles.


 Jewelry – Beyond BeadsJewelry -- Beadworks

Instructor: Ann Thompson
Ages: 7-10
Meets: 2 hour, 1 time a week
Cost: $58

This beginner jewelry class will explore a variety of sustainable materials as well as traditional metals to create original art to wear!  Using basic hand tools and traditional fabricating techniques, students will be inspired by examples from around the world of new directions in jewelry making.  Students who previously took this class or are currently making jewelry at home are invited to bring an example of their favorite piece to our first class. (There will still be some beads!)

Each student will be assigned a toolbox labelled with their name to use for the duration of the class and materials will be individually packaged.


 Jewelry Design

Instructor: Ann Thompson
Ages: 11+
Meets: 2 hours, 1 time a week
Cost: $58

This class will introduce students to more advanced jewelry and metalworking techniques. We will learn mold making and cast lead free pewter into sand and plaster molds. A variety of “cold connections” such as riveting and tabbing will be explored as well as the texturing and finishing of metal. Basic skills will be reinforced from earlier classes. If students have any previous experience working with metal they are invited to bring examples of their work to the first class.

Students can create jewelry or small sculptural work. Each student will receive an individual tool box for use during the class. Materials will be individually packaged.


KBIA Adventures

Instructor:  Katie Sweetser
Ages: 5+

Our popular KBIA Adventures program keeps children age 5 and older actively engaged in between their KBIA classes. This program allows you to choose classes a la carte. In addition to providing fun activities, the staff is responsible for dropping off and picking up children from their classes. The staff also ensures Adventures kids are properly hydrated and protected from the sun.

Weekly enrollment in KBIA Adventures is available half days only in 2021. In order to participate, half-day children must register for a minimum of three classes that occur during their session (12 PM – 5 PM). Full-day children must register for at least four classes. Daily arrangements are available with permission of the Program Administrator at a cost of $36 for half days. Enrollment is limited.

In order to participate, you must register and pay for the following:

Minimum Class Sign Up per Half Days: 3 classes

Weekly Rate – 5 days:

Half Days          12:00 PM-5:00 PM                  $145

*Above prices are the KBIA Adventures fees, not including the price of selected classes.

Reminders for KBIA Adventures:

For your child’s safety, supervisors can only release your child to adults designated by you in writing on the Contact Information & Release Form. IDs for pick-up are required. Lunch, snacks and a water bottle; we provide water but cannot offer refrigeration. Late fees are charged at a rate of $10 for each 15 minutes or fraction thereof.

Things to bring:

• Bag lunch and snacks

• Water bottle

• Swimsuit

• Towel

• Sunscreen

• Change of clothes

• Masks (1 to wear and at least 1 more as a back-up)

*We provide water but cannot offer refrigeration.

Parents, please check your child in and out with the Tent Coordinator every day.


Kinetic Circus

Instructor: Ann Thompson
Ages: 9+
Meets: 2 hours, 2 times a week
Cost: $90

Inspired by Alexander Calder’s Circus, Kinetic Circus will guide students age 9 and older to create circus performers, animals, and vehicles from wire, cork and fabric. All these creations will have a place under a miniature “Big Top” designed to embrace ingenuity and imagination!


 

Painting

Landscape Painting

Instructor: Sarah Gorham
Ages: 9+
Meets: 2 hours, 2 time a week
Cost: $90

Paint the extraordinary landscape that surrounds KBIA. Students age 9 and older will embrace the art of painting with locally-inspired scenery.


 

Leathercrafts

Instructor: Ron Aromando
Ages: 7+
Meets: 1.5 hours, 1 time a week
Cost: $45

Learn to make decorative or useful leather items such as a face mask, a miniature canoe, a game board, wallet, pouch, wristband, drum or backpack. With a little imagination, the possibilities are endless.


 

Lunch and Learn

Instructor: Tim Beals
Ages: 13+
Meets: 1 hour, 1 time a week
Cost: $10

Bring your own bag lunch to Mother’s Beach and learn from a new local professional each week about their career trajectory in an hour-long Q&A moderated by KBIA staff.


Marine Biology

Instructor: Ben Braasch
Ages: 5+
Meets: 2 hours, 1 time a week
Cost: $49

Explore the cove between Lord’s Point and Strawberry Island at low tide with KBIA’s marine biologist and visit tide pools with clams, lobsters, snails and more, while learning about the ecology and history of this unique area. Please wear water shoes.


Mosaics

Instructors: Ann Thompson
Ages: 9+
Meets: 2 hours, 2 times a week
Cost: $90

Learn the ancient art of mosaic! In this class, students age 9 and older will design and create a tile out of a variety of mosaic components (beach glass, shells, driftwood, pebbles, etc).


Nature

Instructor: Elizabeth Spiller
Ages: 4+
Meets: 1 hour, 5 times a week
Cost: Morning: $115

Age-appropriate science experiences intended to increase knowledge of biology, geology, and chemistry and teach an appreciation of nature. Weekly themes include Seashells and Sea Glass, Trees of Maine, Insects & Spiders, Wildflowers, and Sea Birds.


Painting

Instructor: Ann Thompson
Ages: 9+
Meets: 2 hours, 2 times a week
Cost: $90

This class will serve as an introduction to water-based painting techniques, including color use, light and dark, and how to create an interesting composition using unusual found objects. Art history will also be discussed.


Paint Night

Instructor: Shellie Bocknor
Ages: 21+
Meets: 2 hours, 2 different sections each week (Tuesday or Friday)
Cost: $20/night

For a fun night out, KBIA will host weekly Paint Nights every Tuesday and Friday evening while the sun sets. BYOB and/or snacks and join in the fun as a KBIA art instructor takes you through the themed painting for the week.


Parent/Child Swim

Instructors: Anu Rawlings and KBIA Swim Staff
Ages: 2-4
Meets: 30 minutes, 5 times a week
Cost: $65

Along with a parent/caregiver, children ages 2 to 4 are invited to participate in our parent-child swim class to help ease the little ones into a positive and fun swimming experience. Private lessons are also available for this age group.

Class Requirements: Children must be potty-trained — swim diapers are not permitted for sanitary reasons.

COVID-19 Policy: Due to distancing guidance, we are not able to hold non-independent swimmers in the pool this year; we require a designated adult from your household to join your child in the pool if they cannot swim independently.


Pottery & Sculpture

Pottery & Sculpture

Instructor: Shellie Bocknor
Ages: 4+
Meets: 1 hour, 2 times a week
Cost: $60

Children will explore a variety of clays while creating various one-of-a-kind pieces daily/weekly. The children will take part in a clay journey where the sky is the limit, imagination nurtured and curiosity encouraged!  This class is full of choices, therefore the children will choose to create real and fantasy animal sculptures, a mini dwelling, pinch pots, a slab jar, a tea cup & saucer, coil vessels, a small musical clay instrument, a mask, frogs, fish, seahorses, Maine birds, wall pockets, spiral hearts, lobsters, crabs, starfish, mobiles, sailboats, seals, seagulls, sand pipers, clay faces with expressive qualities and clay picture frames.  They will embed stones, sticks, smooth sea glass, driftwood, and shells into some of their pieces.  The children will learn about design, pattern, texture, line and colour and at the same time experience various hand-building techniques such as; how to knead, roll out and join clay together.  We will focus on having fun while creating unique clay treasures to remember KBIA.


Powerboating Private Pod

Powerboating

Instructor: Jason Henry
Ages: 9+
Meets: 2 hours, 1 time a week
Cost: $350/pod of 4

To comply with COVID-19 safety precautions, in 2021 we will offer select Powerboating classes sold as pod classes only. Classes will not be run with a mask as masks will get wet from sea spray and therefore class will be run in a socially distant fashion. Select the date and time of your class from the available options and you can choose up to 4 people total to take the class of your choosing – Fishing (ages 9+), Island Picnic at Sea (ages 9=), or Powerboating instruction (ages 11+). Each class is charged as a flat fee regardless of if there is 1 participant or 4; adults are welcome to fill extra spots in the 4-person pod class if they desire. Descriptions of the classes are below. Email [email protected] to detail the type of class you choose so we can inform our Captain! Each member household can register for a maximum of 4 private powerboating classes throughout the duration of the summer. Waitlists will be kept if additional availability arises.

  • Fishing (ages 9+)

Learn fishing instruction from a certified Coast Guard Captain! Trolling, live bait and bottom fishing are just a few of the techniques that we’ll explore. Open water, near shore, river, and bay fishing are addressed. Participants learn about proper rigging, rod set-up and local fishing areas. Fishing rods are provided.

  • Island Picnic at Sea (ages: 9+)

Island Picnic at Sea is a chance to go out with a Captain in a motorized boat to a lunch spot.

  • Waterfront — Power Boating (ages: 11+)

Classes include instruction on safe boating and coastal navigation. Participants will learn about outboard motors, hull design, anchoring and the rules of the road. GPS and other navigational tools will be introduced. Instruction on how weather impacts boating and the Coast Guard’s rules and recommendations.

Class Requirements: Participants must bring their own life jacket and closed-toe water shoes.


Printmaking

Instructors: Ann Thompson and Sarah Gorham
Ages: 9+
Meets: 2 hours, 2 times a week
Cost: $90

Explore the art of printmaking. Lessons will cover printing techniques such as collagraphs, gelatin prints, and stamping. These techniques will be used for lots of fun projects including designing fabric, embellishing sketchbooks, and creating works of art.


Reading Reading

Instructor: TBD
Ages: 5-10
Meets: 1 hour, 5 times a week
Cost: $85

Budding readers begin their journey in reading and writing. Fun, hands-on literacy activities such as read-out-loud, shared reading, songs, poems and much more. More experienced readers have fun integrating reading while they create a project. Watch their creativity blossom as the story comes to life through their work.


Sand Creations Sand Creations

Instructor: Nancy Viehman
Ages: 4-10
Meets: 90 minutes, 1 time a week
Cost: $33

Learn how to build and play games using sand, sticks, rocks, shells and other fun objects. We’ll make sand sculptures of animals, fish – even ourselves! We’ll also create and play on a miniature golf course and hopscotch court.


Sand Castle Building sandcastle

Instructor:  John Bauman
Ages: 7+
Meets: 90 minutes, 1 time a week
Cost: $33

This class is for older children who want to build HUGE structures at Mother’s Beach!


Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Instructor: Ron Aromando

Ages: 9+

Meets: 1 hour, 2 days a week

Cost: $75

In the protected cove, participants will learn the basics of this popular sport that combines a surfboard and a long paddle.

Class Requirements: Closed-toe water shoes and life jacket (we have a limited supply but can’t guarantee a PFD in the correct size will always be available).


Stand Up Paddleboarding Trip

Instructor: Ron Arromando
Ages: 9+
Meets: 3 hours, 1 day a week
Cost: $95

An exciting new class this year, and for our more experienced paddlers, participants are guided on a long paddle outside the cove. Enjoy three hours of paddling in the open ocean to a destination where paddleboards will be beached for a snack break. Great ready for an adventure!

Class Requirements: Closed-toe water shoes and life jacket (we have a limited supply but can’t guarantee a PFD in the correct size will always be available).


Starfish

Starfish

Instructor: Susan Strachan
Ages: 4-5
Meets: 8:30-11:30 AM Monday – Friday

Optional:

11:30-12 PM Lunch and change

12-12:30 PM Tennis

Cost: $335

With tennis: $406

Note* You must sign up for the walk and the tennis class in addition to Starfish within our online registration.

Starfish is a weekly morning drop-off program designed for preschool-age children. Starfish offers a variety of beach-themed activities and is taught by an experienced preschool teacher well-versed in the developmental needs of this age group. A Starfish morning starts at the pool with a 30-minute swim lesson, then on to story time, nature time and a craft project.

Starfish, plus tennis: If your child takes the 12 to 12:30PM tennis class as part of the Starfish program, parents should drop off their child at 8:30AM at KBIA and pick their child up at Edgcomb at 12:30PM. KBIA staff will supervise your child changing clothes, eating lunch, and walking them to Edgcomb in time for their lesson.

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

Class Requirements: Please bring a snack, drink, swimsuit and towel, and at least 2 masks (1 to wear and 1 as a back-up).

Optional Tennis: In addition to the above items, please bring lunch, tennis whites and tennis racquet.


Surfing

Surfing

Instructor: Aquaholics
Ages: 9+
Meets: 90 minutes, 1 time a week at Gooch’s Beach
Cost: $81

Pearling, catching a rail, walking the board — learn these terms and more as you begin to develop your surfing skills. Practice correct paddling, standing on a board and exiting a wave. Emphasis is on safety and technique. Surf etiquette as well as the differences between board and surfing styles is also taught.

Class Requirements: Surfboards and wetsuits are provided for the class.  Don’t forget a towel and sunscreen!


Swimming

Swimming

Instructors: Anu Rawlings and Swim Staff
Ages: 2+
Meets: 30 minutes, 5 times a week
Cost: $65

Following the American Red Cross standards, featuring six levels of training, lessons are conducted from pre-beginner to advanced swimmer. Progress is charted, and level completion rewarded. Many of our instructors hold WSI Certification and are aided by Counselors and CITs, for a low student-teacher ratio. Class levels are age- and skill-appropriate. The pool is heated to 78 degrees.

Class Requirements: Children must be potty-trained — swim diapers are not permitted for sanitary reasons.

COVID-19 Policy: Due to distancing guidance, we are not able to hold non-independent swimmers in the pool this year; we require a designated adult from your household to join your child in the pool if they cannot swim independently.


Lap Swim

Lap Swim

Instructors: Anu Rawlings and Swim Staff supervision
Ages: 15+
Meets: 45 minutes, 2 or 3 days per week
Cost: $30 / $45 / $36

The pool will be open to adults for a morning and afternoon lap swim.

Hours:

Monday       7-7:45 AM and 7:45-8:30 AM; 4-4:45 PM

Tuesday      7-7:45 AM and 7:45-8:30 AM; 4-4:45 PM

Wednesday 7-7:45 AM and 7:45-8:30 AM; 4-4:45 PM

Thursday    7-7:45 AM and 7:45-8:30 AM; 4-4:45 PM

Friday         7-7:45 AM and 7:45-8:30 AM; 4-4:45 PM


Teen Night

Instructor: Tim Beals
Ages: 13+
Meets: 7-9 PM Thursdays, weekly
Cost: $30

Teens get together for some fun and to connect with their peers in an informal setting. Activities may include pizza, campfires, concerts with local musicians, casino night, barbecues, beach games and more. Teens help select their own activities and design events throughout the summer.


Tennis

Tennis, Advanced

Instructor: Jacqui Holmes
Meets: Varies – Refer to class schedules
Cost: $56 / $88
Ages: 4+

Our tennis program is organized into skill- and age-appropriate classes. All classes are held at Edgcomb Tennis Club, a 10-minute walk from KBIA.

• Ages 4-6: This introductory tennis class uses a smaller court and smaller balls and will focus on fun hand-eye skills, teaching all the tennis fundamentals — emphasis on FUN!

• Ages 6-8: This quick-start program uses a smaller court and different tennis balls to make the game accessible to our youngest players. This class further develops fundamentals while kids have fun playing interactive games.

• Ages 9-10: This level uses a green ball designed for beginners who have graduated from the red ball program. Further work on fundamentals come from playing fun games, as well as net volley and base line challenges.

• Ages 11-14: This program focuses on developing the skills necessary to rally. Through the use of games and targets, children will develop skills to maintain ball control and direction. Game strategy is taught through interactive games.

• Ages 9+: Game Play and Match Play — teaching high-paced drills, match play, strategy, nutrition and cardio-conditioning, mental energy and tolerance — is designed for students already playing competitive tennis.

Class Requirements: Participants must bring their own tennis racquet and wear proper tennis whites (all items of clothing need to be 90% white) and tennis shoes (shoes can be any color, however non-tennis shoes are not permitted on courts as they cause damage).  Participant will not be allowed to enter the courts unless properly dressed. Masks must be worn at all times unless playing on the court. Please bring your own water bottle.


Tennis, Match Play

Tennis Team

Instructor: Jacqui Holmes

Ages: 9+

Meets: 1 hour, 5 times a week, at Edgcomb Tennis Club

Cost: $88

For children who have solid strokes, the ability to maintain a rally and want the challenge, this class will allow participants to play competitive games while getting pointers from the tennis staff. Participants must bring their own tennis raquet and wear proper tennis whites and sneakers. Matches against local clubs will be offered – and all children enrolled in this class or the Advanced Tennis class in the AM will be invited.

Class Requirements: Participants must bring their own tennis racquet and wear proper tennis whites (all items of clothing need to be 90% white) and tennis shoes (shoes can be any color).  Participant will not be allowed to enter the courts unless properly dressed. Masks must be worn at all times unless playing on the court.


Tennis, Game Play

Instructor: Jacqui Holmes
Ages: 9+
Meets: 1 hour, 5 times a week, at Edgcomb Tennis Club
Cost: $88

Game Play is a class designed for tennis players who love playing tennis games. Throughout the week, players will have the opportunity to play a wide variety of fun, fast paced games to work  on their tennis skills and fitness. The class is designed for players who know how to consistently hit a forehand, backhand, and volley.

Class Requirements: Participants must bring their own tennis racquet and wear proper tennis whites (all items of clothing need to be 90% white) and tennis shoes (shoes can be any color).  Participant will not be allowed to enter the courts unless properly dressed. Masks must be worn at all times unless playing on the court.


 

CIT Tennis Training

Instructor: Jacqui Holmes
Ages: 9+
Meets: 30 min, 1 time a week, at Edgcomb Tennis Club
Cost: Free but must register for limited space

This half-hour weekly class is designed to give CITs interested in becoming Tennis counselors exposure to tennis teaching techniques and games. While designed for CITs, current counselors working at KBIA in other areas who want exposure to Tennis are also welcome to attend.

Class Requirements: Participants must bring their own tennis racquet and wear proper tennis whites (all items of clothing need to be 90% white) and tennis shoes (shoes can be any color).  Participant will not be allowed to enter the courts unless properly dressed. Masks must be worn at all times unless playing on the court.


Titles & Tidepools

Instructor: Chris Mara
Ages: 5-6
Meets: 1 hour, 5 times a week
Cost: $86

This class is a stimulating combination of reading and marine biology. Explore our cove to learn about the plants and animals that live there, collect shells and sea glass and then use these beautiful treasures to develop a story. Illustrate and write your own book or journal to take home as a lasting reminder of your summer at KBIA.

Class Requirements: Closed-toe water shoes or old sneakers are a must, and bring a beach pail!


Tween Night

Instructors: Sarah Quinn
Ages: 11-12
Meets: 6-8 PM Tuesdays, weekly
Cost: $30

A night of entertainment designed to build friendships and keep the Jr. Teens active. Activities include pizza, beach games, music, bonfires, crafts, and more. Jr. Teens will help select their own activities and design other events throughout the summer. KBIA Staff provides support for these events.


Waterfront — Kayaking

Kayaking

Instructor: Colin Bushnell
Ages: 7+
Meets: 1 hour, 2 times a week
Cost: $50

A fun class that teaches the basics of kayaking while stressing safety. This class will provide kayakers with the necessary skills to paddle safely, efficiently and with confidence. Participants will learn how to enter, exit, and maneuver their kayak. Once the kayaker has learned the basic skills, they will continue to strengthen their abilities through water games and races in the cove.

Class Requirements: Participants must bring their own life jacket and closed-toe water shoes.


Waterfront — Kayaking Trip

kayaktrip

Instructor: Colin Bushnell
Ages: 9+
Meets: 4 hours, 1 time a week
Cost: $75

This class is for our more experienced paddlers and will allow them to go on a five-hour trip that includes paddling to a destination and beaching the kayaks for a snack break.  We typically kayak over 2 miles on this trip and always leave the Cove, so children should be comfortable paddling in the open ocean.

Class Requirements: Participants must bring their own life jacket and closed-toe water shoes.


Waterfront – Family Sunset Sail

Instructor: Waterfront Staff
Ages: For the whole family!
Meets: 3 hours, 1 time a week as available
Cost: $300

On select Thursday and Friday evenings when the water is high, we are offering the opportunity for families to learn how to rig and sail as a unit in a small-class setting. This is open to new and returning sailors alike – so please join us on the water!

Class Requirements: Participants must bring their own life jacket and closed-toe water shoes.


Waterfront — Sailing (Laser Sailing)

Instructors: Emily Longworth & Waterfront Staff
Ages: 10+
Meets: 2.5 hours, 3 times a week
Cost: $205

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 pounds and/or is five 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.

Class Requirements: Participants must bring their own life jacket and closed-toe water shoes. 


Waterfront — Sailing (Gollywobblers)

Instructors: Emily Longworth & Waterfront Staff
Ages: 7-8
Meets: 2 hours, 3 times a week
Cost: $165

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.

Class Requirements: Participants must bring their own life jacket and closed-toe water shoes.


Waterfront — Sailing (Topsails)Topsails

Topsails

Instructors: Emily Longworth & Waterfront Staff
Ages: 9+
Meets: 2.5 hours, 3 times a week
Cost: $205

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.

Class Requirements: Participants must bring their own life jacket and closed-toe water shoes.


Waterfront – CIT Sailing Instructor Training Course

Instructor: Emily Longworth
Ages: 13+
Meets: 3.5 hours, 2 days per week
Cost: $150

This course is designed for youth sailors who want to move into a Waterfront Sailing Counselor position. In addition to fine-tuning your own sailing skills, you will acquire new skill sets that will prepare you to teach sailing classes. With an overall emphasis on safety, students will practice knot tying, powerboating, rigging, running races, and will problem-solve live and fluid situations such as changing seas and weather conditions. Students are expected to spend two additional hours during the week assisting on the Waterfront, putting their skills to work. Two weeks of enrollment over the course of the summer qualify you as an incoming Waterfront counselor candidate.

Prerequisites: One season of laser sailing students can fulfill this prerequisite while taking the Waterfront sailing Counselor in Training Course.

Class Requirements: Participants must bring their own life jacket and closed-toe water shoes.


Waterfront – Cruisin’ with a Crew

Instructor: Emily Longworth & Waterfront Staff
Ages: 11+
Meets: 1 day or 2 day class
Cost: $60 / $120

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 along the Kennebunk coastline. New this year, this class is offered as either a two-day or one-day experience.

Class Requirements: Participants must bring their own life jacket and closed-toe water shoes.


Waterfront — Opti Race Team

Opti Race Team

Instructors: Emily Longworth & Waterfront Staff
Ages: 9+
Meets: 3 hours, 3 times a week
Cost: $250

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

Class Requirements: Participants must bring their own life jacket and closed-toe water shoes.  Parents are expected to be able to and willing to drive to off campus competitions.


Waterfront — Race Team

Race Clinic

Instructors: Emily Longworth & Waterfront Staff
Ages: 11 +
Meets: 3.5 hours, 5 times a week
Cost: $367

This class will address the needs of our most experienced racers and is open by invitation only (please inquire if interested).  Participants will train at KBIA and travel to competitive, often multi day, off-site regattas. This course requires a multi-week commitment.

Class Requirements: Participants must bring their own life jacket and closed-toe water shoes. Parents are expected to be able to and willing to drive to off campus competitions.


Woodworking

woodworking

Instructor: Ron Aromando
Ages: 7-10
Meets: 90 minutes, 1 time a week
Cost: $46

Each week create a new project using wood and a variety of tools, along with your creativity and imagination. Participants will complete and bring home a new project every week.


Word Wizards

Instructor: Chris Mara
Ages: 11+
Meets: 1 hour, 5 times a week
Cost: $85
Back again this year due to overwhelming requests, a reading class for ages 11 and older will include fun and challenging reading games.


Yoga

Instructor: Leslie Fiore
Ages: 15+
Meets: 1 hour; 2 class times offered each week
Cost: $15/day

Join our yoga class for adults age 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, you can sign up for one day or more. Mats will be available to borrow or bring your own.