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L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools

Name an outdoor adventure that interests you, but you’ve never had the chance to try. C’mon. You can do it!

Need some inspiration? Well, here’s a list to get you started:

  • Sea kayaking
  • Fly fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Berry picking
  • Archery
  • Breaking clay targets
  • Standup Paddle Boarding
  • Walking a slack line
  • Backpacking
  • Trekking
  • Trail running
  • Bicycling
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Skijouring
  • Snowshoeing
  • Birdwatching
  • Geocaching
  • Camping
  • Conservation
  • Bush Craft Skills
  • … and the list goes on and on.

50 Campfires has produced entire issues devoted to trying new things outdoors. The L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools make them doable.

Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools range from classes at its retail stores to day trips to camps to full blown adventures at distant outdoor destinations. There are even options for customized adventures, group outings, and private lessons. They also set up women’s only and men’s only opportunities.

Basic classes begin as low as $25.00. Some of the events, like conservation or clean-up efforts are free!

Picking one Friday in August at random, recently, the options for Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools across the country included:

  • Fishing trips
  • Kayak camping trips
  • Kayaking discovery course
  • Sporting Clays discovery course
  • Guided Tandem Kayak Tour
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding Immersion Course
  • Invasive Species Removal Conservation Event
  • Archery Discovery Course
  • Outing: Build a Survival Shelter
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding Discovery Courses
  • Fly-Casting Discovery Courses
  • Private Archery Lessons
  • Clinic on Knot Tying
  • Sunset Kayak Tours
  • Moonlight Kayak Tours
  • Perseid Meteor Shower Paddle
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding Yoga
  • … and on and on and on.

Each event is guided or instructed by Bean’s team of experts – most of whom work at their stores! That’s part of L.L. Bean’s overwhelming commitment to customer service. They deeply believe the employees who serve the customers need to be outdoor participants themselves!

The place to check out the list of Outdoor Discover School options for any given day, week or month is the L.L. Bean main website.

Check out L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools for yourself by clicking here.
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