Exploring the outdoors is part of our DNA at L.L.Bean, and for our 100th anniversary celebration, we hope to share our passion for the outdoors by helping you to find yours. That’s why our Outdoor Discovery Schools® is offering 100 outdoor adventure courses during our anniversary year.
This year, we’ve filled our course calendar with new and exciting ways to get outside, like dogsledding, birding, sea kayaking and more. Our outdoor experts will also be on hand at all appearances of the L.L.Bean Bootmobile in the coming year, hosting one-of-a-kind adventures in unique locations. Check the L.L.Bean event calendar for upcoming Bootmobile appearances.
But what exactly is the Outdoor Discovery Schools?
Have you ever purchased a piece of gear with the highest hopes of getting outdoors and then at some point realized maybe you didn’t fully understand its capabilities or might not really have the skill to make full use of your new equipment?
At an Outdoor Discovery Schools course, participants learn the skills needed to use outdoor gear to its fullest potential, and, more important, to really enjoy time spent outside. The Outdoor Discovery Schools offers excursions based on level of expertise, interest, time and budget. From archery to paddleboarding, there’s something for everyone!
We’ll donation $1 to the National Park Foundation for each Outdoor Discovery Schools participant in 2012. Your participation helps support our Million Moment Mission, which helps kids take the first step on the path to an active, healthy outdoor lifestyle.