About the Maryland Kite Society

Organized on January 25, 1969, The Maryland Kite Society (MKS) is the second oldest active kite club in the United States. While its membership hails mainly from the mid-Atlantic states, the MKS boasts members from across the nation and several foreign countries.MKS's official set of purposes include sharing information about kitemaking and kiteflying, providing ongoing continuity and support for local kite festivals and subsidiary groups of kiting enthusiasts, and providing a community education resource for the development of kite craftspeople and flyers of present and future generations. 

Winter 2022 Retreat News

We expect our 2022 kitemaking retreat to take place as scheduled! 

As we decided at our last retreat, we’ll be featuring a number of kitemaking projects in 2022, so you can depart with one or more brand new finished flyable gems.  The program is still under review, but we’re pleased to confirm that Charley Dunton will be teaching the Dunton Taylor Box Delta and Mike Mosman will be teaching his Mosman Edo.  We will be providing much more information very soon. Please check back for photos and more details will be up on this web site soon. You can find some more information here.

Our kite retreat presenters read like a "Who's Who" of kitemaking, and include:

Michael Goddard

Bobby Stanfield

Drake Smith

Bas Vreeswijk

Robert Brasington

John Pollock

Martin Lester

Greg Kono

Ron Gibian

Istvan Bodoczky

Jon Burkhardt

Kevin Shannon

Jose Sainz

Mike Mosman

Bob & Charmayne Umbowers

Pierre Fabre

Steve Brockett

Normand Girard