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L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools

L.L.Bean's Outdoor Discovery Schools at Sunday River is coming back in the summer of 2017! Schedule coming soon. 

Course Descriptions

Archery Discovery Course

Our 80-Archeryminute Archery Discovery course is a great place to learn the skills you'll need to enjoy this exciting sport in your own backyard.

This course is a great introduction to life-long archery enjoyment. After brief introductions and a safety talk, you'll receive helpful advice from our expert instructors on how to release an arrow for optimal accuracy and precision. They'll gladly answer any question you have and give you expert tips on the best practices for this exciting sport. All necessary archery equipment is provided.

·         Activity level:  Easy 
·         Minimum age:  8 (14 and under with parent or guardian)

Kayaking Discovery Course

Our 90-minute Kayaking Discovery course is a fun way to learn, from expert instructors, the fundamental skills and safety techniques you'll need to discover new waterways. 

This course covers all the basic skills and safety techniques for kayaking. After brief introductions, our expert paddling instructors will explain kayak design and boat fit. You'll learn Kayaking about paddling terminology and basic paddling strokes. Our skilled guides will happily share their extensive knowledge of the sport of kayaking and give you insight about places in Maine you might want to explore by kayak. All necessary paddling equipment is provided.

·         Activity level:  Easy 
·         Minimum age:  8 (14 and under with parent or guardian)

Solo Kayak Tour

Leave your everyday worries behind as you take a 3-hour guided tour of beautiful Round Pond in Greenwood, Maine, the birthplace of L.L. Bean.

Discover why kayaking has become so popular with outdoor enthusiasts. After the brief demonstration where you'll learn basic strokes, our Registered Maine Guides will lead you on an interpretive tour, sharing their knowledge of the plants, wildlife and local history of Round Pond where L.L. Bean was born. You'll explore the pond's small islands and scenic coves filled with an abundance of wildlife, including landlocked salmon and lake trout. From a wealth of stories and experience, our friendly guides will share accounts of their many paddles across the state, giving you even more ideas for future trips. All necessary paddling equipment is provided.

·         Activity level:  Easy 
·         Minimum age:  10 (14 and under with parent or guardian)

PaddleboardingStand Up Paddle Boarding Discovery Course

Try out the exciting sport of stand up paddleboarding in this 80-minute discovery course.

Our exciting, Stand Up Paddleboarding Discovery course is a great way to learn the popular sport of stand up paddleboarding - the perfect blend of exercise and fun. Paddleboarding, or SUP as it's commonly called, builds core body strength while allowing you to enjoy scenic lakes, coves and inlets. In a relaxed environment, you'll learn the fundamentals of stand up paddling and the essential water skills for being safe on the water. Our expert instructors will teach you the history of the sport and share anecdotes of their paddling excursions, giving you ideas about the fun adventures you can have on the water. You'll also learn how to use every piece of equipment, as well as a variety of paddling strokes and have the opportunity to practice each stroke by the shore. All necessary paddleboarding equipment is provided.

·         Activity level:  Easy
·         Minimum age:  8 (14 and under with parent or guardian)

What to bring: Activity appropriate closed-toed shoes, sunscreen, hat with visor, water bottle, swimsuit*/weather-appropriate clothing (*for water courses), personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler

Refund Policy: All discovery courses must be canceled 48 hours prior to the course to receive a full refund. All tours must be canceled 7 days' prior to receive a full refund.