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

Optional

  • Dry clothes for after activity
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Waterproof camera
  • 10-foot or longer solo recreational kayak, paddle and US Coast Guard-approved Type III PFD†

What We Provide

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Use of all necessary paddling equipment: boats, paddles, PFD's, etc.
L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools

Recreational Kayaking Enhanced Strokes and Maneuvers

Free $10 gift card for use on a future order with purchase of $50 or more.
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Our four-hour intermediate kayaking course is a great place to learn from expert instructors the advanced strokes and safety techniques you need to paddle with confidence.

  • Prerequisite: Participants should be frequent paddlers or have taken our Introduction to Recreational Kayaking Course
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 12 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

Improve your paddling efficiency, ability and confidence in this four-hour course. The perfect follow-up to our Introduction to Recreational Kayaking Course, this fun half-day of instruction will teach you the skills to be more proficient on the water, allowing you to paddle farther and get more enjoyment on kayaking trips. Our expert instructors will teach you balance, boat lean and the basic body mechanics of advanced paddling strokes. You'll also receive instruction on water skills and safety, including how to successfully perform wet exits, self and assisted rescues and T-rescues.

All necessary paddling equipment is provided.

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.
Improve your paddling efficiency, ability and confidence in this four-hour course. The perfect follow-up to our Introduction to Recreational Kayaking Course, this fun half-day of instruction will teach you the skills to be more proficient on the water, allowing you to paddle farther and get more enjoyment on kayaking trips. Our expert instructors will teach you balance, boat lean and the basic body mechanics of advanced paddling strokes. You'll also receive instruction on water skills and safety, including how to successfully perform wet exits, self and assisted rescues and T-rescues.

All necessary paddling equipment is provided.

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.

TO CONTACT AN ADVENTURE CONSULTANT

odschool@llbean.com 1-888-615-9979

HOURS: 7 days a week, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. ET

Participant Agreement Policy

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

*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.

†Please call ahead if you plan to use your own equipment as it must pass inspection by L.L.Bean staff before use. If it's deemed unsuitable, we will provide you with the necessary equipment.

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Recreational Kayaking Enhanced Strokes and Maneuvers
Improve your paddling efficiency, ability and confidence in this four-hour course. The perfect follow-up to our Introduction to Recreational Kayaking Course, this fun half-day of instruction will teach you the skills to be more proficient on the water, allowing you to paddle farther and get more enjoyment on kayaking trips. Our expert instructors will teach you balance, boat lean and the basic body mechanics of advanced paddling strokes. You'll also receive instruction on water skills and safety, including how to successfully perform wet exits, self and assisted rescues and T-rescues.

All necessary paddling equipment is provided.

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.