Paddle Boarding 101

Paddle Boarding 101

Learn to Paddleboard with us! Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) offers a fun way to play on the water, with the added benefit of a full-body workout. Before you head out on a lake or the ocean for the first time, it’s helpful to practice and know a little bit about SUP gear and basic technique. To get started paddle boarding, you’ll want to learn:

  • How to get geared up to SUP; you’ll need your paddle board, of course, plus just a couple other essentials
  • Basic SUP paddling techniques; just a few skills will ensure you don’t end up paddling in circles.
  • Basic SUP positions; learning several different ways you can stay balanced on the board
  • A few helpful tips for your first SUP outing

Let our staff help you get on the right foot in the fast growing sport of Stand Up Paddling!

Class Details


Saturday Lessons (1 Class)

Rec Pass Members $40, Mission Members $45, Non-Members $49

This program is for individuals 13 years old or older.

The YWCA provides all equipment needed for the paddle boarding lesson.

Lifejackets are required for weak swimmers.

Paddleboards have a max capacity of 260 lbs. 

Every participant is required to complete the following waiver prior to starting the lesson.

Maximum of 3 individuals per class.

Paddle Boarding 101 begins December 2021! Registration is now open!

Register online by Clicking Here or call our Front Desk at 717-334-9171.

Class Sessions & Times

Lessons are held at our indoor heated swimming pool.

Saturday Lessons (1 Class)

Session 12-PB1

December 4

8 – 9:15 a.m.

Session 12-PB2

December 11

8 – 9:15 a.m.

Session 1-PB1

January 15

8 – 9:15 a.m.

Session 1-PB2

January 22

8 – 9:15 a.m.

Session 1-PB3

January 29

8 – 9:15 a.m.

Session 2-PB1

February 5

8 – 9:15 a.m.

Session 2-PB2

February 12

8 – 9:15 a.m.

Session 2-PB3

February 19

8 – 9:15 a.m.

Missed Lessons & Cancellation Policy

Missed Lessons

Please be aware that because of the nature of our program, slots are limited and there is NO guarantee that a make-up lesson will be provided to a student who misses due to illness or other circumstances, even when advance notice is provided. Participants WILL be charged if they do not show up to a lesson which they were signed up for. Our instructors are paid for their time at the pool, even when you or your swimmer does not show up.

Cancellation Policy

In the event of a cancellation, aquatics management staff must be notified at least 7-days before the session is set to begin. If a participant attempts to cancel within this 7-day period, the amount paid for lessons will NOT be refunded. Group lesson dates are posted several months in advance.  There will be NO REFUNDS for missed lessons, no shows, or if the child/parent is not willing to participate once classes have begun. Our instructors are paid for their time at the pool, even when you or your swimmer does not show up.


Please contact our Aquatics Coordinator, Kristen Mooney at 717-334-9171 ext. 129 or via email at for more information.