Day Pack – Stand Up Paddleboard Adventure


Try out everyone’s new favorite paddle sport – Stand Up Paddleboarding! One of the fastest growing outdoor activities, Stand Up Paddleboarding is a super fun way to explore the natural, nautical world. We’ll take you to one of our favorite local spots and spend the day learning and exploring! First thing, we’ll go over the basics of paddling and standing up on the board, then we’ll take our picnic lunch, and take a tour of the local reservoir. By the end of the day, we know you’ll be as hooked as we are for Stand Up Paddleboarding. S’UP!

What to Expect

You’ll meet your fellow paddlers at Mountain Shepherd’s gorgeous 100-acre campus.  After packing a lunch for the water, we’ll load up in Mountain Shepherd’s van (Dora the Explorer!) and shuttle you to your paddling destination. After a fun filled day on the water, we’ll shuttle you back to Mountain Shepherd. All gear and safety equipment is provided for the day. 

Adventure Highlights

  •       Full day course
  •       Stand Up Paddleboarding
  •       Shuttle
  •       Lunch included
  •       Memories to last a lifetime
  •       Small group environment (10 maximum)
  •       Hands-on learning


Who chooses this adventure?

Paddling experience is not required for this course. We’ll do a introductory paddling lesson before we get on the water, and make sure everyone is feeling comfortable before we embark on our excursion. This course will be on flat-water reservoir or lake. 

This is a course for adults. 18 year olds may come alone. Mature 16 & 17 year olds may come with a responsible partner over the age of 18.

Course Minimum: 4, Course Maximum: 10

What's Included?


We will provide stand up paddleboards, paddles, and all safety equipment (PFD’s are required). The only required gear you need to bring is appropriate paddling footwear (closed-toed shoes) and quick-dry clothing/bathing suits (see below for packing list). 


Lunch is provided, with plenty of options and dietary accommodations available.

Travel Arrangements

Your adventure begins and ends at the Mountain Shepherd Lodge in Catawba, VA.The nearest airport is Roanoke (ROA), which is approximately a 30 minute drive time.

Arrival time is by 9:30 am on the morning of the training. The course concludes by 4:30 pm. If you prefer to travel the day before, you can stay at the lodge. $50 includes a bunk and breakfast. $25 for each additional person in your group. Group, semi-private and private rooms are available. Contact us for reservations. Payment due before you leave.

Activity Level

Easy to Moderate

No paddling experience necessary.  This course will be on flat-water reservoir or lake. 



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