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 >

A Year of Achievements: 2018 in Review

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.

Tis the Season to Give: Giving Tuesday 2018

Just a week until Giving Tuesday! Help out our cause at Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School—participate in Giving Tuesday! We’ll be hosting Facebook fundraisers, giveaways, live videos, and fun, informational posts on Tuesday, November 27th in honor of our mission and to give back to the Baltimore Community. What is Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday... READ MORE >

An Interview with Tom Polk, the LNT Guy

"GO TO THE LNT GUY" In researching Leave No Trace (LNT) ethics, I kept being told by members of our office, "go to the LNT guy: Tom Polk!" In learning about LNT from Tom, I learned a lot about his passion for the environment and a bit about his 25+ year history at Outward Bound.... READ MORE >

Wild Wisdom: Leave No Trace and Minimize Impact

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. LEAVE NO TRACE (LNT) Going camping? Make sure to remember these Leave No Trace (LNT) principles to protect the environment! We see a lot of cool... READ MORE >

Wild Wisdom: How to Build A Fire

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 BUILD A FIRE Building a fire is fun—but can be tricky! Read on to learn how to safely and efficiently build... READ MORE >

More than Tax Write-offs: The Benefits of Charitable Giving

“Why me? Why now? How does this benefit me?” We’re sure a lot of questions run through your mind when you’re making the decision to give to a charitable organization. Fortunately, the answers to“why give”are easily found in our most basic biological and psychological selves. But before we ask why donate to an organization, let’s ask... READ MORE >

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