April 28th – Fridays by the Fire, dinner series part 3, KCT Headquarters – 6pm

Intimate pop-up dinner series in the Great Room, featuring local Maine products.  Proceeds to benefit  the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust.  Gather at 6 PM for a professionally led tasting of local craft beers and/or select wine pairings.  At 6:30 pm, enjoy a 3-course dinner by Four Star Private Chef's (a division of Four Star Fresh pasta), with beverage pairing.  $75.00 pp each dinner; reserve a seat at all three dinners for $200.00.

A Night at the Kasbah:  Family Style Moroccan Banquet

Orange and Radish Salad

Smoked Eggplant and Roasted Pepper Salad

Couscous with Seven Vegetables, Spicy Harissa

Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives

Anise cookies and Mint Tea

Beer and wine

June 17th -  Visit a Shipping Village, Clem Clark Boathouse 3-4 pm

Join Barbara Barwise and Sharon Cummins Saturday, on Saturday, June 17th from 3-4 at the Clement Clark Boathouse for an illustrated tour of Kennebunkport and Lower Village Shipyards from 1841 to 1975. Explore the Maritime heritage that made Kennebunkport. Get to know the Rum makers, sailmakers, ropewalkers, West Indies Men, Sea Captains, Privateers and Shipbuilders, where they worked and where they lived. No fee, however donations to save Town House School greatly appreciated.

View inside the Clem Clark Boathouse today.

View inside the Clem Clark Boathouse today.

July 17 - 21 – Flying High Summer Camp, ages 4 - 8

Summer Environmental Camp with the Trust! Ages 4-8, Monday through Friday from 9am-3pm. $250 per child, limited enrollment. Campers will split their time between Kennebunkport Conservation Trust properties and Cocoons Day School.

This week is all about our feathered friends from the red-tailed hawk who resides at the Emmons Preserve to the guls that steal our sandwiches at the beach. Spend a week hiking and bird watching with binoculars and learning how every bird is perfectly adapted for their environment, from their talons and beaks to feathers and feet. Monday and Friday explore at Cocoons Day School. Find out if there are eggs in the birdhouses and discover what is flying around the vernal pools. Tuesday through Thursday, have fun at the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust Headquarters exploring the forest and fields and make your own birdfeeders. We'll walk out to the islands of Stage Harbor and find more feathered friends who visit us on the shore. There will be other surprise visitors flying in with stories just for you! Don't miss your chance to soar in Kennebunkport!

 

August 14 - 18 - Explorers Unite Summer Camp, ages 8 - 11

Summer Environmental Camp with the Trust! Ages 8 - 11, Monday through Friday from 9am-3pm. $250 per child, limited enrollment. Campers will split their time between Kennebunkport Conservation Trust properties and Cocoons Day School.

Get ready for high adventure! Campers will spend Monday and Friday at Cocoons Day School where they will learn about different explorers and their journeys, as well as take some big journeys of their own to explore their our community. Learn how boats are built and about the first boats that came from the Kennebunk River and sailed around the world. Learn how to navigate around the woods using the tools to be an adventurer. Tuesday through Thursday will be held at the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust Headquarters. We will supply plenty of opportunities to explore new territory on a mountain bike trek, hike trails to tasty destinations, and even adventure out to an island to see how the first explorers in Cape Porpoise came here. You might even find some artifacts alongside the archeology dig out on Stage Island!

 

August 20th – Summerfest!  KCT Headquarters

Join us for our third annual Summerfest event at our headquarters on Gravelly Brook Road!  The festivities will include trail races, a human foos ball tournament, lawn games, live music and great food!  Tickets and race registration coming soon!

 

October 8th – Trust Trail Fest!  KCT Headquarters

Lace up and get ready for the finals of our trail race series!  Run a 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon on our beautiful trails that wind throughout Kennebunkport.  The festival also includes a kids fun run, prizes, live music and good eats!  Registration opening soon!

 

 

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