At Three Oaks Recreation Area in The City of Crystal Lake, IL.

Board House

Alpine Accessories

​​Prices for Private Lesson

Weekday 1 hour private lesson- $45

Weekend 1 hour private lesson​- $50

prices per person

This is the best way to improve your paddling skills. Our most experienced and trained instructors will spend the whole hour with you on what ever you want.


Popular lessons;

  • Improving your stance and position for best performance.
  • Improve your paddle strokes to help you control your board.
  • How to handle waves and strong winds.
  • Learn to pivot turn

Our instructor will spend the whole hour with you, or one other helping you improve on any skill you need, Included is use of a paddle board, paddle, board leash, and vest.

 Beginner Paddleboard Lesson  Learning the basic skills

 Paddleboard Private Lesson

 For improving any of your skills

Why take a lesson? Simply being able to stand on a paddleboard and putting a paddle in the water doesn't mean you know how to paddle board. The best reason to take a lesson is you learn correctly and enjoy paddleboarding more. The Board House makes learning to paddle board affordable. A beginner lesson is only $10 more than the rental fee. But it's the intermediate and private lesson where you really learn how to paddle board.

On-line lesson reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. 

For same day availability, call 847-943-7043.

Paddle Board Lessons

Hours of lessons are 9 am until 7 pm 7 days a week at Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake, IL. weather permitting.

Last lesson goes out at 7 pm. Reservation are not required but recommended

*You must be 12 or older to paddleboard at Three Oaks. *Ages 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Prices for Intermediate Lesson

Weekday 1 hour intermediate lesson- $40

Weekend 1 hour intermediate lesson​- $45

prices are per person

You've been on a paddle board a few times but want to get better. Taking an intermediate paddleboard lesson from our most experienced and trained instructor is the best way. 


In an Intermediate lesson, you'll learn;

  • Improve your stance and show you how to trim your board for best performance.
  • 3 essential paddle strokes to help you control your board.
  • How to handle waves and strong winds.
  • In an intermediate lesson, the instructors spends about 45 minutes of the intermediate hour lesson.


​Lesson includes 10-15 minutes dry land instruction and 15-30 minutes on water instruction. Any remaining time is left to have fun. Use of a paddleboard, paddle, board leash, and vest are included.

 Intermediate Paddleboard Lesson  Improving your skills

Prices for Beginner Lesson

Weekday 1 hour Beginner lesson-  $30

Weekend 1 hour Beginner lesson​- $35

prices are per person

​​Taking a beginning paddleboard lesson from a trained instructor is the best way to experience paddleboarding for the first time. You'll learn the basics and have more time on the board than in the water.


In a beginner lesson you'll learn;

  • How to size, hold, and use your paddle
  • How to kneel then how and where to stand on the board.
  • How to turn, steer, and stop your paddleboard.
  • How to fall and get back on easily.


​Lesson includes 10-15 minutes dry land instruction and 10-15 minutes on water instruction. Any remaining time is for you to have fun on the water. Use of a paddleboard, paddle, board leash, and vest are included.