Game Changing Gibbs: A Fond Bon Voyage

We are wishing a bittersweet farewell to Sara Gibb, our Instructional Designer, and her family as her husband CDR Arthur Gibb III retires to start a new chapter as Dean of Community Life at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. He was recently honored at the United States Naval Academy for his 28 years of… READ MORE >

PRESS RELEASE: New Bill Secures $1.2M In Support For Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School’s Police Youth Challenge

Baltimore, MD, May 15, 2018 – The Governor’s recent signing of MD HB432 successfully established The Maryland Violence Intervention and Prevention Program Fund. The $10M grant fund was created “to support effective violence reduction strategies by providing competitive grants to local governments and nonprofit organizations to fund evidence-based health programs or evidence-informed health programs”. One… READ MORE >

Benefits of the Challenge Zone

On an Outward Bound course, students can expect not only to encounter adventure, beautiful wilderness, and great backcountry meals, but another key ingredient to our programs: challenge. Without challenge, our programs are merely vacations, and their impact would last just as long. But with challenge, we broaden students’ confidence, learning, and understanding of what a… READ MORE >

About Cornerstone’s Student Speaker, Jordan Rose

We at Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School are thrilled to have one of our alumni join us as our Student Speaker for our upcoming Cornerstone event. ABOUT JORDAN We selected Jordan to speak at our event due to his personal commitment and dedication to the Outward Bound mission. After participating in one of our… READ MORE >

White Paper: Character Education Demystified (by Sara Gibb)

The paper showcases the Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School (BCBOBS) wraparound Wilderness Expedition experience as a solution for teaching Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills to youth, specifically in the areas of social problem solving, resilience, emotional self-efficacy, and conflict management. Intentionally developing Social and Emotional Learning skills leads to increased mastery in personal,… READ MORE >

Alumni Wisdom: Should you accept your patch at graduation?

Recently, we had the pleasure of taking the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida on a Service Urban Expedition here in Baltimore City. They worked hard to complete all the challenges we put in front of them, tackling service projects throughout the city while navigating on foot, public transit, and even canoe. Their crew covered a… READ MORE >

Hampstead Hill Academy – Interview with Principal Hornbeck

Recently we visited with Principal Matthew Hornbeck at Hampstead Hill Academy in Baltimore, one of our long-term partners in the city. Their students have done everything from our one-day Insight programs to the Police Youth Challenge, and even our week-long wilderness expeditions. In fact, Principal Hornbeck is a multiple time alumnus of Outward Bound, so… READ MORE >