L.L. Bean Discovery School Programs

Upcoming Programs at Tucker Park

Introduction to Fly-Casting $69
7/01 – 9am-12pm

Sunset Kayak Tour $59
 6/16 – 6-9pm

Full Moon Kayak Tour $59
6/9 – 7-10pm
7/8 – 7-10pm

Sunset Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tour $59
 6/17 – 5:30-8:30pm


Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding Classes

Discovery Courses     September and October – $25
These courses begin with a brief introduction and safety talk from our paddling staff. Then, you'll receive instruction on a variety of paddling techniques.  After you feel comfortable on the water, you'll set out on a guided, interpretive tour with your group.

Introduction Courses     September - $69
This course covers all the basic skills and safety techniques you'll need to paddle on your own. You'll learn the essentials of recreational paddling, including car-top transport, launching techniques, equipment needs, safety, reading weather conditions, gear storage advice and more.  After instruction on paddling techniques, when you are confident in your abilities, you'll take a guided tour with the group.  

Paddling Tours on the James River

Fall Foliage Kayak Tours
October – $59
This unique and relaxing fireworks tour will be the highlight of your summer. Our experienced guides will lead you to the ideal location for taking in the Goochland County fireworks display on the water.

Full Moon Kayak Tour
September 8th – $59
Discover the beauty of nature at night as you paddle through calm waters under the glow of the summer moon. We believe a full moon enhances the beauty of these secluded waters and creates a truly memorable adventure. This spectacular tour only occurs during the weeks of the full moon and is a special adventure you won't want to miss.

Sunset Kayak Tour
September 9th – $59
Treat yourself to a relaxing sunset paddle where you'll experience the quiet magic of water and sky changing color, minute by minute. A truly unique experience to enjoy with family and friends, summer through fall. 

Outdoor Skills

Introduction to Outdoor Photography
September 10 – $49
During this four-hour course, our expert staff will share their passion for the great outdoors and teach you how to tell a better visual story. Learn photography tips and techniques as you walk around Tucker Park and the banks of the James River. All levels of photographers are welcome.  

Wilderness Skills Courses on Fire, Water, Shelter, and Food
September and October - $35
Come out to Tucker Park with our guides and learn how to improve your outdoor skills in hands-on sessions. Participants can choose from a variety of topics where you’ll learn everything from how to build a shelter or fire, filter your water, and cook in the backcountry.

To register and learn more about our classes and events visit llbean.com/shortpump

We can do custom outings for small groups. Call 888-534-5803 for details.