Student Stories: A Little Birdie Told Me…

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 >

Serving Veterans as They’ve Served Us

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.

How can I help my child talk about their expedition?

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.

Kinder, Stronger, Better: Challenge through Exposure

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.

10 Presidents Dedicated to the Outdoors and the Environment

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 >

Cookies and Connection: Falling in Love at Outward Bound

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.

Wild Wisdom: How to Pack a Backpack

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 >

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