BCBOBS Recognized in OUTSIDE’S Best Places to Work 2018

Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School has been given Honorable Mention as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2018. Winning companies provide great workplaces for employees and encourage a balance between work and enjoying life in the great outdoors, while also respecting the environment. "We believe that by creating a more inclusive and connected... READ MORE >

Throwback: The 15th Annual Cornerstone Awards

CORNERSTONE AWARDS DINNER SATURDAY, MAY 12 2017 The 15th Annual Cornerstone Awards Dinner ordered up some classic Outward Bound weather for this year’s event, but that didn’t stop our guests from taking on the Aerial Teams Course before sitting down for the evening. We were treated to a live stream of the Kentucky Derby, a... READ MORE >

Board Spotlight: John Avirett

BOARD SPOTLIGHT: JOHN AVIRETT GREENSPRING ASSOCIATES  |  BOARD MEMBER, DONOR "I serve because I believe in the skill sets that we offer students, and because I know that development is tied to a city that I care about. I know that our work will have a long-term impact on our future society." When I was... READ MORE >

The Wildest Course Areas for our Students

URBAN BASED, WILDERNESS EQUIPPED THE CHESAPEAKE REGION HAS SOME OF THE WILDEST COURSE AREA FOR OUR STUDENTS Baltimore might be in our name, but our students explore wilderness areas all over the Chesapeake Region: from West Virginia, to Pennsylvania, and all over the state of Maryland. Each and every year, our team scours the remote... READ MORE >

Focused on Character in the Chesapeake Region

FOCUSED ON CHARACTER HOW WE SHAPE CHARACTER CURRICULUM IN THE CHESAPEAKE REGION Our 2017 season brought back perennial school partners like Episcopal High School for their 20th year of Outward Bound expeditions. It also brought unique opportunities to serve groups of students from across the region and country - such as Tundra Women’s Coalition, Laalot,... READ MORE >

Change a World: An Interview with the Richard Family

(L to R) Madeleine, Isabelle, mom Virginia, and little brother Phineas THE RICHARD FAMILY is one of thousands that have experienced the life-changing magic of Outward Bound. Madeleine, a senior at the Baltimore School for the Arts, participated in both our middle school Get Out and Lead (GOAL) and high school Youth Leadership Corps (YLC)... 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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