Explore spores and self-care during this unique, women’s only outdoor event sponsored by Wild Women NEPA. Dannielle, from Connected Fungirl Wellness, will lead us on a hike identifying local mushrooms and describing their edible and medicinal uses before being guided through a relaxing meditation by Melissa and Kailin. Warm chaga mushroom tea will be provided for all attendees as well as reishi and chaga lip balm and mushroom identification worksheets to take home.
Paddleboarding, is a fun and versatile outdoor activity that’s low-impact and easy to learn for people of all ages, abilities & experience levels.
Paddle boarding, also known as SUP, is one of the outdoor industry’s fastest-growing water activities. It’s a unique adventure sport that’s low-impact and easy to learn for people of all ages, experience levels, and abilities. It’s also versatile — the long, wide board allows paddlers to stand, sit, kneel, lay down, do yoga, or fish with ease! It’s a relaxing way to explore nature — and an energizing full-body workout!
Ski Shack offers Introductory paddleboarding, SUP yoga and other specialty workshops throughout Northeast Pennsylvania’s greater Wyoming Valley, Endless Mountains and Pocono regions. We supply all the equipment and expertise for a fun, safe, confidence-building experience on the water. Our instructors are experienced paddlers, life-long outdoor enthusiasts, and Northeast PA natives. We’re passionate about introducing new paddlers to the sport, and about exploring the abundant lakes and waterways of NEPA and beyond.
During the warmer months, you’ll find us hosting classes at Harveys Lake in Luzerne County, along with other sites around Northeast PA.
Paddle Boarding group lessons make a great team-building activity for scouts, church groups, corporate retreats, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and more! Ski Shack also offers custom group classes for lake communities, bed and breakfasts, and private clubs. Our fully insured service includes all equipment and certified instructors who provide a fun, relaxing experience at your waterfront location.
You should bring water, a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses or a hat. If you plan to bring your phone with you on the SUP, make sure to put it in a waterproof container.
When it comes to clothing we recommend shorts, yoga pants, or a bathing suit, basically anything that dries quickly. Avoid cotton. Wear water shoes or footwear that can get wet. Always wear your PFD according to state and local laws.
All classes include a paddle board, paddle, PFD, whistle and instruction. SUP Yoga classes also include an anchor.
Paddle board rental packages include a BOTE brand inflatable SUP with PA launch permit, paddle, PFD, hand pump, and backpack. An electric pump is available to be added to your rental to inflate your board in less than 10 minutes.
The BOTE brand inflatable paddle boards that we use in class are rated with a weight capcity up to 315 lbs.
Yes! We offer private Intro to Paddle Boarding and SUP Yoga lessons for groups up to 12. Contact us to inquire about private lesson pricing and availability.
Both classes are 90 minutes in length and start on land with a brief introduction followed by an instructor-led demonstration on the water. For the intro to paddle boarding class attendees will be guided through the process of standing up on their paddleboard and covering multiple stroke techniques to maneuver on the water. During the SUP yoga class attendees will instead drop anchor and be guided through a gentle 60-minute yoga practice before returning to land.
You can paddle board on just about any body of water! We recommend paddle boarding on lakes or ponds where there is minimal boat traffic. You can also paddle board on bays, oceans and rivers where the conditions permit.
You do not need to swim while paddle boarding, however, you do need to know how to swim in case of an emergency.
Falling off your paddle board isn’t a common occurrence, but it can happen on occasion. Your instructor will guide you through the scenarios where this may occur and will provide personal guidance to ensure safety wherever possible.
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