Week 2 News from the Beach (Click here for PDF version)


Let Freedom Ring!

We will hold classes as usual on Thursday, July 4, and we hope that you will join the Kennebunk community in celebrating the holiday with fireworks over Kennebunk Beach after dark. They are set off between Gooch’s and Middle beaches, though they look great from Mother’s Beach and the KBIA area as well! Happy Independence Day from all of us at KBIA.



American pride on parade

To celebrate Independence Day in our own unique fashion, Nils and our Waterfront Staff will be decking out our fleet and leading a boat parade around the Cove and over by Mother’s Beach, as conditions permit. From the Cove, our “Gollywobblers” class (ages 7 and older) will lead the parade.

 Start time is yet to be determined  (watch our website and Facebook) All KBIA family and friends are invited to bring their own boats and join in the fun — or simply enjoy the “parade” from shore.



Road Race is Sunday; Volunteers needed

We are gearing up for this Sunday’s 22nd annual “Day at the Beach” 5K and 1K Kids Fun Run. Won’t you join us? Registration is still open (click here) and also at the registration desk on Sunday morning. The start and finish line is on Lord’s Point Road, and the course winds though the gorgeous neighborhoods around the beach, finishing along Ocean Avenue.

To successfully pull of this road race, we will need a host of volunteers. New this year, the first 25 volunteers will get a free gold “volunteer” tech shirt as our thank you to you. We can’t do it without you. All we ask is two hours of your time.. No experience is necessary, and as they say, many hands make light (and happy) work! Please email Maureen McEnaney at [email protected]  to volunteer!



Just another perk of membership: Open Swims!

Twice a day we open up the pool for supervised open swims. All children ages 4 and older, enrolled in other KBIA classes that week, may participate. Please join us between 12 and 12:30 PM and then again between 3:30 and 4 PM Monday through Friday. Cannonball!



Got bathrooms? (or just a changing room?)

Need a bathroom break? Two public restrooms are located behind Smith House. If all you need is a place to change into your bathring suit, please use one of the four family-sized changing rooms located in the back of the white Adventures Tent.


Friendly reminders

Any unattended vehicle parked in the drop-off/pick-up zones in front of the pool area may be ticketed by Kennebunk police. Two years ago we created the new zone to ease transition from car to campus, and we appreciate your cooperation in helping us move traffic along in that section. Longer-term parking is available along the fence or at the beach with a Town of Kennebunk beach sticker.

When dropping off your child, please advise the instructor who will pick him/her up. If a child arrives on his/her own, we will release the child on their own at the end of class. For bundled classes, counselors will relay pick-up/drop-off information to the pick-up counselor. 


This week  at KBIA

TWEEN NIGHT: Mini Golf at Wonder Mountain Fun Park and Big Daddy’s ice cream, Wells. 6 to 8 PM Tuesday. $22.

MOVIE NIGHT: “Tinkerbelle and the Great Fairy Rescue” at Smith House, 7 to 9 PM Wednesday. $7.

TEEN NIGHT*: Mini Golf at Wonder Mountain Fun Park and Big Daddy’s ice cream, Wells. 6 to 8 PM
Tuesday. $22.

OPEN SAIL/KAYAK: 9 AM to 1 PM Saturday. Free and open to members.

* Please note Teen Night will be held Tuesday this week because of the July 4 holiday. Register for all events at the office or pay at the door for Movie Night.