News from the Beach
July 22, 2013
Sailing along this summer
Glass half-full of half-empty? Now beginning our fifth of eight weeks at the beach, we ask ourselves the same question: Half over or half a season left to enjoy? We have had a great summer so far — so many summer memories in the making, new experiences, new accomplishments — and we trust you and your children have too. But what else do the kids want to do this summer? Now that they have had the chance to check everything out here, ask them what else they may want to try this summer. Be sure to revisit our 2013 Registration Guide to see everything we have to offer (or check it out here). That’s more than 50 offerings in total. Whatever you choose, we hope to see you back at the beach soon!
KBIA to host MIRC sailing competition this Wednesday
On Wednesday afternoon, between 11 AM and 3 PM, sailors from around the region will be racing local waters in a competitive MIRC regatta. KBIA Waterfront Director Nils Reuterdahl says the boats on the race course should be visible from the new Mother’s Beach playground during that time for all to see. This is the first time in at least five years that KBIA has the hosting honors. Around 3 PM, trophies will be awarded to the top teams, followed by a cookout for the sailors. The MIRC is a traditional regatta that is open to a group of New England sailing schools to promote healthy competition and allows the young sailors to travel to other clubs and meet new friends while showing off their talents.
Honoring our children
July award-winners named
We have many children here who excel in their areas of special interest, and we honored them at Saturday’s awards ceremony with KBIA “wedges.” For children we saw go “above and beyond,” we awarded the traditional silver-ware that has a permanent home in our office. Their names will be engraved on the plaques, forever part of our KBIA history. This year’s July award-winners include:
Nick Reszetnik for the Friendship Cup for waterfront.
Gwennie Walier for the Sisters G&V Art Award for the arts.
Razz Oppenheimer for the Feldman Award for the arts.
Natasha Bucheit for the Comelia C. Smith Swimming Award for staff.
Kathleen Kelley for Griswald Cup for tennis teaching.
‘Paint the Beach’ set for Aug. 3 
Regional artists have been busy painting the coastal landscape, architecture and surrounding beauty for the second annual “Paint the Beach” art show and sale. Some 80 to 100 works of art in various mediums will be on sale next Saturday, Aug. 3.
Sponsored by both KBIA and Heartwood College of Art, show hours are 4 to 6 p.m. under the tent at KBIA. Wine and light fare will be served; admission is free.
All unframed pieces will sell for $400. Both nonprofit organizations, KBIA and Heartwood College of Art will both receive a portion of the proceeds.
CITs take on the ropes course
All Counselors in Training are invited to attend a special day at the Maine Ropes Course on Tuesday, July 30. Teens will depart from KBIA at 9 AM and return at 3:30 PM.
CIT Coordinator Maureen McEnaney will lead this trip that promotes “FOCUS Through Adventure” and helps teens develop team building and communication skills. All skill levels are welcome to attend, and teens should bring their own lunch and wear comfortable clothing. Please preregister by e-mailing Maureen or contacting the KBIA office (967-2180).
All CITs enrolled in any of our CIT classes this summer are welcome to attend free of charge.


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Laser Tag at the Beach
Join us this Tuesday
Back by popular demand, we will once again host G-Force Laser Tag at the beach on Tuesday, July 23! This will be a combined Teen/Tween Night (tweens vs. tweens, perhaps?) and we will need at least 30 pre-registered participants to make this possible. Cost is $24. We will also need volunteers to help set up the course at 4 p.m. (we will provide dinner for all volunteers!)
This week at KBIA
TWEEN NIGHT: G-Force Laser Tag, Mother’s Beach, 6 to 8 PM Tuesday. $24.
MOVIE NIGHT: “Finding Nemo,” Smith House, 7 to 9 PM Wednesday. $7.
TEEN NIGHT: G-Force Laser Tag, Mother’s Beach, 6 to 8 PM Tuesday. $24.*
* Please note change of regular day for Teen Night.
OPEN SAIL: 1 to 5 PM Saturday, and 2 to 5 PM Sunday; free and open to members.
Please pre-register for all events at the office so we may accurately plan for transportation and admission fees; families may pay at the door for Movie Night.
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