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Family Stand-Up Paddleboarding Discovery Course

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Join us and learn how to SUP with your child on board.
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Activity level: Easy
  • Minimum age: 3 (17 and under with a parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

Come bring the kids and experience the joy of stand-up paddleboarding together. A new family-friendly outdoor adventure awaits.

Easy, fun and specially designed for families with kids, our two-hour shore and water adventure is the perfect way for parents to introduce this fun water sport to their children.

After reviewing basic paddleboarding skills and strokes, we'll take stable boards out on calm waters. With a child comfortably sitting (or standing) on the bow, parents will experience paddling for two people on the board. This course will take it slow – it's all about having fun together. Please be sure to bring a bathing suit and be ready to get wet.

Note Children should be comfortable in the water. Depending on their size, older kids may have an opportunity to paddle by themselves on a separate board.

All necessary paddleboarding equipment is provided. PFDs will be provided to all participants.

L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.

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*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.

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What to Bring
  • Weather and activity-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Water shoes or shoes you don't mind getting wet (closed-toe recommended)
  • One quart of water (no glass bottles)
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler

  • Swimsuit
  • Dry clothes for after activity
  • Change of shoes for after activity
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Waterproof camera
  • Towel

What We Provide
  • Use of all necessary paddling equipment: paddleboards, paddles, PFDs, etc,
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
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7  out of  7 ( 100% ) reviewers would recommend this product. 
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5 / 5
August 30, 2018
Fun intro!
Perfect short intro to sup! Family friendly with lots of help and tips from our excellent leaders Jim and Sara! The kids and the adults in our group had... more
Cape elizabeth, me
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5 / 5
August 21, 2018
Try If You've Never Tried!
If you've never done SUP....this is the way to start! Two great instructors walk you through techniques and skills and then take you on an enjoyable... more
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
August 20, 2018
SUPer Fun!
My mom and I recently took the Discovery Course and let me tell you, it was awesome! Definitely hooked. Already searching for a board of my own. It was... more
Bethlehem, PA
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5 / 5
August 19, 2018
Stand up Paddle Boarding
My son and I did a discovery course the evening of August 15 at 6pm. We were fortunate to be guided by Kennedy and Liz. It was a wonderful experience!... more
Coopersburg Pa
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5 / 5
August 18, 2018
Great experience - SUP Family Course
We went out with Javier on Lake Atwood today. It was a great time. The location is beautiful and peaceful - no crowds. Javier is a fun instructor, he... more
Hoffman Estates
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5 / 5
July 20, 2018
What a great time!
We were taken to the SUP site immediately after everyone was checked in. Upon arrival Dennis and Julie informed us first of safety protocols then moved... more
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5 / 5
June 6, 2018
Fun and educational
I had a very informative and enjoyable afternoon doing an SUP Discovery Class. Jocelyn was great!
Pittsburgh, PA
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