National Service Partners

ServiceNation       Service Nation Outward Bound Partner
The ultimate vision of ServiceNation is an America in which, by 2020, 100 million citizens will volunteer time in schools, workplaces, and faith-based and community institutions each and every year (up from 61 million today), and that one million Americans will annually volunteer for a year of national service.


Corporate Partners

Nature's Hand  Nature's Hand Outward Bound Partner

Following the same oven-baked recipe since 1971, Nature's Hand granola uses all natural ingredients of only the highest quality. Outward Bound USA is proud to have Nature's Hand as the official granola supplier for all Outward Bound courses.

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)    REI Equipment Outward Bound Partner
Founded in 1938, REI is a renowned supplier of specialty outdoor gear and clothing. Today, REI is the nation's largest consumer cooperative with more than 2.8 million members. Outward Bound is proud to partner with REI as a retail vendor.

The North Face    The North Face Outward Bound Partner
The North Face delivers an extensive line of performance apparel, equipment, and footwear. They push the boundaries of innovation so that you can push the boundaries of exploration. They remain deeply proud to be the first choice of the world's most accomplished climbers, mountaineers, extreme skiers, snowboarders, endurance runners, and explorers.

Eastern Mountain Sports  Eastern Mountain Sports Outward Bound Partner
Founded in 1967 by two New England rock climbers, Eastern Mountain Sports is one of the nation's leading outfitters of outdoor gear, clothing, footwear and accessories with 64 retail stores in 12 states. Eastern Mountain Sports designs and sells products for outdoor adventurers who participate in a variety of sports, such as mountaineering, backpacking, camping, hiking, adventure racing, climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and snow sports. Eastern Mountain Sports product and technology is tested by its product development and quality assurance teams in conjunction with the Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing, Kayaking and Ski Schools.

VOCA Public Relations  VOCA Public Relations Outward Bound Partner

VOCA Public Relations specializes in media relations for clients in a variety of industries including luxury, travel, hospitality, real estate, food & beverage and wellness. The agency’s mission is to provide dedicated personal attention, strategic relationships and impeccable results to clients, while fostering an atmosphere of creativity and personal growth for the agency’s freelance contractors.

National Scholarship Partners

Girl Scouts USA 
As young women emerge from Girl Scouts USA programs at age 16, Outward Bound provides additional development programs to expand their knowledge base and skill sets.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America    Boys and Girls Clubs of America Outward Bound Partner
Outward Bound supports Boys & Girls Clubs of America kids with scholarships throughout the country. Post-course, students return to their Clubs for mentoring and to apply their experiences and instill competence, usefulness, belonging and influence in their lives and communities.

Summer Search   Summer Search Outward Bound Partner
Outward Bound and Summer Search join together to help low income, racially and culturally diverse high school students gain knowledge of themselves and become responsible, altruistic leaders.

The John Motley Morehead Foundation   The John Motley Morehead Foundation Outward Bound Partner
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supports John Motley Morehead Scholars annually to attend Outward Bound programs in preparation for the college experience. Students gain confidence and leadership skills.

Marmot   Marmot Outward Bound Partner
Sponsoring merit-based scholarship students for semester-long wilderness programs, Marmot helps our nation's best students to develop character, confidence and compassion.

Henry Morrison Flagler Foundation  

Florida Atlantic University's Wilkes Honors College supports Henry Morrison Flagler Scholars annually to attend Outward Bound programs in preparation for the college experience. Students gain confidence and leadership skills.

Friends of Outward Bound

Rowell Award for the Art of Adventure
The Rowell Award celebrates the accomplishments of famed adventurers and photographers Galen and Barbara Rowell, who died in a plane crash in 2002. The Rowell Award honors that adventurer whose artistic passion illuminates the wild places of the world, and whose accomplishments significantly benefit both the environment and the people who inhabit these lands and regions.


National Land Partners

USDA-Forest Service
We are a Cooperator with the USDA Forest Service under the Superior National Forest. We issue permits into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. To preserve the wilderness, visitors to the BWCAW must follow certain regulations. Click on this link to learn the details:

Outward Bound is a Permit Holder of the Monongahela National Forest.