L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools®

Discover a New Reason to Love the Outdoors

Thank you for registering for one of our many Outdoor Discovery Schools adventures. Before heading out on this enjoyable outdoor experience, please take a moment to review our policies regarding cancellations and refunds, smoking and alcohol.

Cancellation/Reschedule and Refund Policy

If you need to cancel or reschedule your reservation, please call us right away at 1-888-552-3261. The amount of your refund or credit towards another course will depend on the date you notify us of your need to cancel or reschedule.

Policy for Weeklong Adventure Trips (The Great Maine Adventure with L.L.Bean, Coastal Maine Hiking Western Maine Hut Hike)
Over 60 days prior to departure: $200
60-30 days prior to departure: 50% of total trip fees
Less than 30 days: No refund

Policy for Discovery Courses
48 hours in advance: 100% credit or refund
Less than 48 hours: No credit or refund

Policy for Courses, Day Tours, Private Lesson
7 days in advance: 100% credit or refund
Less than 7 days in advance: No credit or refund

Policy for Overnight Trips, Wilderness Medicine, Instructor Certification Courses and Custom Programs
14 days in advance: 100% credit or refund
7 to 13 days in advance: 50% credit or refund
Less than 7 days in advance: No credit or refund

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. All refunds will be in the form of the original transaction. L.L.Bean shall not be responsible or liable for other expenses incurred by the participant as a result of such a cancellation.

Smoking and Tobacco Policy

L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools activities are tobacco- and smoke-free (including electronic smoking devices) in support of a healthy lifestyle and respect for our participants and guests. We thank you for understanding and respecting this policy.

Alcohol Policy

In general, alcohol consumption is not permitted during L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools events for the safety of all participants. However, alcoholic beverages are allowed on overnight trips and may only be consumed in a responsible way after the day’s activities are finished. If participants consume alcohol to excess in the evening and behave in ways that negatively impact their own safety, that of the group or the natural environment around them, our guides will intervene. We hope that we will never have to remove an offending guest from the remainder of a trip to ensure the group’s safety, but we will do so if necessary.

Once again, thank you for choosing L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools. We look forward to providing you with an exceptional experience.