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.
The Wetherbee Scholarship is a yearly gift given by the Wetherbee family to Outward Bound. It is in honor of 1st Marine Alexander Wetherbee who was killed in Iraq in 2004. He was an outdoorsman, so the family thought this scholarship was a beautiful way to honor his memory. We agree.
Happy President's Day! We're honoring our past presidents by highlighting ten who acted on our shared passion for nature, conservation and the outdoors, and have made landmark (pun intended) progress toward environmental care, awareness and appreciation. Upper Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park, California. We all think of Lincoln as an outdoorsy guy anyway, having... READ MORE >
Outward Bound is known for providing transformative experiences that can be life-changing—especially when they bring together those who share the same interests, values, and passions. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, read Chris' account below of how he met his wife, Liana, and how Outward Bound—and cookies—brought them together.
If you're an alumni, we taught you a LOT on your course! Check out our Alumni Lessons to help refresh your memory of basic camp craft and teachings from your instructors. HOW TO PACK AND FIT A BACKPACK For those of you who want to go backpacking again in the future, check out these Outward Bound... READ MORE >
THIS YEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS 2018 flew by, and stunned all of us here at BCBOBS with what gems it brought in its wake. We're grateful for the results of hard work, public support, and leadership that made 2018 a year for BCBOBS to remember and replicate.