This Fall, seven members from our Board of Trustees ventured onto the Appalachian Trail to further connect to the Outward Bound mission. While many of them have been on courses before, this group was spending it’s first time together as a crew. That means they performed all the same duties and challenges our students do… READ MORE >
Every year our expedition ‘season’ comes to a close after months of unworldly dedication from our instructors and team. While we don’t take the winter off, this milestone creates a perfect time to recognize our internal BCBOBS community for going above and beyond throughout the year. Instructors, administrators, and members of the Board all come… READ MORE >
“As we think about organizations we want to partner with, who share our values of integrity, excellence and inclusiveness, Outward Bound is at the top of that list.” – DANA COOKSEY, CHIEF PURPOSE OFFICER It can be hard to find win-win solutions in life. Luckily, that’s exactly the business of both BCBOBS and Brown Advisory…. READ MORE >
Hearing stories of our students’ resilience in the face of adversity is what makes our work and your contributions worth it. Recently, we received a story from Kailani, a former GOAL expedition student, and we were moved to share it with you and others who made her experience possible. The best time to give is… READ MORE >
Recently we’ve called upon our students to share some of their Outward Bound experiences with our community. We want to thank Kailani aka “Birdie” for her submission about her scholarship expedition in 2014, an experience full of lessons that remain with her five years later. Birdie climbing a 5.8 route at Shaffer Rock, PA in… READ MORE >
Outward Bound courses are meant to be extremely challenging, both for youth and adults, but I didn’t understand how challenging until I completed one.
Outward Bound Veterans expeditions build on camaraderie and the challenge of the natural world as a pathway to healing. These expeditions encourage participants to connect with existing strengths and bond with fellow veterans in a safe, positive, mission-driven environment.
Questions like “how was it?” often lead to answers such as: “fine,” “cold,” or “I will NEVER do anything like that again!” We hope that a few of the following questions can help guide a conversation with your child about their Outward Bound expedition.
Holistic education takes the effort of a collaborative community… because there is truth to the old adage that it takes a village to raise a child. Outward Bound was proud to be a part of that collaborative community at Learning to Lead.
When you’re out on course, it’s not like you can just go home at night and throw your clothes in the dryer or grab a clean set. In the backcountry you’ve got what you got and you have to make it work. I think that’s what makes some people fall in love with spending time outside: When convenience is removed, you have to get inventive and resilient.