Stand-up Paddleboard Trips

A SUP trip, short for Stand-Up Paddleboarding trip, involves navigating on water using a longboard-like paddleboard while standing upright, offering a unique and serene way to explore waterways and enjoy nature.

What to Expect

You’ll get wet—You can’t stand-up paddleboard and not get wet. The lakes that we go to tend to be quite cold, as well. Wear your swim suit and bring one (or more) towels.

It’s a workout—SUPing uses stomach and back muscles you probably don’t even know you have. For some this means short paddles with lots of rest breaks, which is what we plan for.

Rest breaks—we split the group so that only a few are on the water at a time. This is for both safety purposes to allow the guides to monitor everyone and to give everyone a break (see It’s a workout).

Bonking—Running out of energy, bonking, hitting the wall happens. That’s why it’s important to make sure everyone has breakfast before heading out and eats during the day.

Emotional ups and downs—These often begin well before your trip as youth worry—understandably—about the trip, which is a big unknown. Know that there will be emotional lows and highs on the trip as everyone is pushed out of their comfort zone by new experiences and challenges, and then overcome the challenges. The lows never last long and every day ends with a high when we get back to the car. Our guides also have experience helping youth work through the lows and turn them into insights.

Fun—sometimes it’s type 1 (fun that feels fun), sometimes type 2 (fun that doesn’t feel

Learning opportunities—on the water and at camp, guides will bring up things that happened, dynamics observed, and what can be learned.

Pride—Whether you enjoyed SUPing or not, you’ll be proud of what you accomplished when you get back to the car. And you should be. What you did isn’t easy. But you did it.

Program Fees

Our goal is to make the wilderness safe, affordable and accessible. We provide guides, gear and food at no cost. However, we do require clients to pay a membership fee based on trip length and the number of participants.

Cancellation Policy

Two weeks before your trip, we must have confirmation of the numbers of participants and their waivers.

If you cancel your trip within two weeks of the start date, you will be charged a late cancellation fee of $150. This is to cover the costs of planning the trips (admin hours, prep time, groceries, etc.)

Please note: If your trip involves third party gear rental (stand-up paddleboards, white water rafting, rock climbing, etc.), you may be charged additional cancellation fees. This depends on if we can get reimbursed for the rentals/fees that we have incurred. We understand that there are many factors out of your control, but please remember that the cancellation of a trip means another group didn’t have that chance to go. If you do need to cancel, the earlier we know the better as we may be able to fill the trip with another group.

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