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 >

Service Urban Expedition with Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida

Whoo! This summer has been so momentous thus far, it’s almost hard to believe that were just about over the halfway mark, our first Service Urban Expedition for the season included. We had the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida (GSGCF) visit our campus in order to challenge themselves with one of our summer expeditions. We… READ MORE >

PRESS RELEASE: Outward Bound USA receives $5 million from The S.D Bechtel, Jr. Foundation to launch the Outward Bound Professional Learning Lab

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Greggs, on behalf of Outward Bound USA PR@OutwardBound.org 917-691-5459 Golden, Colorado, June 30, 2017 – Outward Bound USA is pleased to announce the launch of the Outward Bound Professional Learning Lab, made possible through the generous support of The S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation (the ‘Foundation’). The Foundation invests in youth-serving… READ MORE >

Campus Updates: Summer is in Full Swing!

School might be out everywhere else, but not here on our campus where summer programs officially began last week! We’ve already seen a number of different groups including an Outward Bound Professional program for Commercial Construction, a Chesapeake Bay Sea Kayaking & Environmental Leadership Expedition, and an Insight Program for the closely named Upward Bound. The… READ MORE >

My First Day at Outward Bound

To continuously build upon one’s character, learning, maturing and wondering, can be both rewarding and difficult. But how exactly would one go about doing so? There is not one single solution nor is there an easy answer; the biggest reason for this being the various obstacles (mental or physical) that one must overcome in order… READ MORE >

Meet the Interns – Class of 2016 (Fall)

The questions we asked… 1. Who from history would you take on an Outward Bound expedition and why? 2. What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? 3. Who is the headliner at your dream concert? Nicole Ripple Who from history would you take on an Outward Bound expedition and why? I would take the historical… READ MORE >