News from the Beach
July 14, 2014
Week 4: Good day, sunshine!
We’re on a roll now … the weather has been ideal and so have our first three weeks at KBIA. If you have been to KBIA recently, you know what we mean. It’s your beaming child who takes a confident bow onstage at drama. It’s your grandson who, once scared of the water, has proudly learned to paddleboard. It’s your teen gaining confidence “in the real world,” thanks to our hands-on Counselor-in-Training program. It’s your child who is now smitten by seals after taking one of our field trips! Thanks to some great offerings led by the best instructors around, our children are making connections and already coming full circle. If you haven’t been to KBIA this summer to see for yourself, what are you waiting for?
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Help us make a splash this Friday
Swim-a-Thon donations will benefit scholarships
Swim … and help KBIA in its quest to continue giving scholarships for years to come! Kids can help make this happen on Friday as part of KBIA’s Swim-a-Thon . Our children and CITs raise money by asking for pledges or flat donations for swimming lengths* of the pool. They can do this during their regular swim classes on Friday, July 18, or during a special swim time at2:30 PM Friday. Collect your money based on the lengths you swim and bring it to the office at the watersports/awards on Saturday. Money raised will be used to fund the scholarship program at KBIA.
You’re invited …
Pool party is up for auction at Seaside Celebration
Please join us at KBIA this Saturday, July 19, for the first of our two annual get-togethers. The July BBQ and Awards Ceremony will kick off with assorted watersports in the pool for various ages:

9:00 AM:  3- to 4-year-olds
9:30 AM:  5- to 6-year-olds
10:00 AM: 7- to 8-year-olds
10:30 AM: 9 and older
11:00 AM: Free swim for all ages
11:30 AM: Diving exhibition, followed by Water Polo exhibition
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At 12 PM, KBIA volunteers will serve up a barbecue lunch (hot dogs and hamburgers, lemonade, iced tea, chips and cake.) Cost is $6.

At 1 PM, we will begin the awards portion of the day, handing out various KBIA “wedges” and traditional KBIA honors. Be sure to check next week’s e-newsletter for a list of the winners!

From 6 to 8 PM, please join us on the KBIA lawn for our seventh annual Seaside Celebration. In addition to cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres for our 21+ member families, we will be auctioning off a KBIA parking spot, as well as — new this year — a pool party! If you can’t make it Saturday night (and we sure hope you can!) we will even accept bids by email. We kindly ask you RSVP by Wednesday, July 16.

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Help Reid’s Ride mark 10 years
YOU are invited to join the Sacco family in celebrating the 10th annual Reid’s Ride next week. Lorraine and Gene, alongside friends and family, will start their bike ride this Sunday in Massachusetts and finish the route Monday at KBIA. All are welcome to ride the final third leg of the route, approximately 42 miles (Rye Beach, NH to the Burkhard Family Estate). That afternoon, on July 21, KBIA will host a barbecue, complete with eats and treats from Reid’s Ride sponsors and participants, for Team KBIA.  Reid’s Ride honors Reid Sacco, a KBIA counselor who lost his battle to cancer in 2005.
To join in the fun, please register today!
CITs to take on the ropes course
All teens welcome July 22
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Calling all teens who has been or will be a KBIA CIT this summer! On Tuesday, July 22, our CITs will head out for a day on the Ropes Challenge Course at the Sweetser campus in Saco.The main focus for this annual offering is developing leadership skills, communication, motivation by relying on each other — then applying it to their Counselor in Training course. They will be using both the high- and low-ropes course.

Teens should meet at 9 AM by the steps of Strong Cottage at KBIA, where they will return for pickup by 4 PM. Interested participants may sign up in the office or by emailing CIT Coordinator Maureen McEnaney.

This week at KBIA
TWEEN NIGHT: Pool Party, 6 to 8 PM Tuesday. $24.
MOVIE NIGHT: SOLD OUT “Tarzan” 7 to 9 PM Wednesday at Smith House. $7.
TEEN NIGHT: Funtown, Saco. 5:30 to 9ish PM Thursday. $24.
COVE WALK: 12 to 2 PM Sunday, July 20, meeting at the steps of Strong Cottage at KBIA. $10 per family; open to the public.

*please pre-register for all events at the office so we may accurately plan for tickets and transportation.