Learn to Lead in Maine: Outward Bound Instructor Development

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or - Read On

Outward Bound to Co-Sponsor The 2015 Wilderness Risk Management Conference

Continuing its tradition of providing premier outdoor experiential learning opportunities while prioritizing risk management and safety, Outward Bound will co-sponsor the Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) October 14- 16, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. In addition to being a co-sponsor, along with Student Conservation - Read On

10 Things Your Teen Wants From an Outward Bound Course

(But Doesn’t Know It Yet) Parents often have brilliant ideas about what their kids should do during the summer. And kids – especially teenagers – often have their own, quite different notions. Although some teens and parents never quite see - Read On

Outward Bound Course Memories: Ode to the Instructors

For our very last Outward Bound Course Memories: Staff Edition post, we’ve chosen a story that is both short and sweet. Brian Pacini, our Director of Analytics and New Media for Outward Bound is a numbers man. He keeps tabs on - Read On

Outward Bound Course Memories: The When of Compassion

The adults who enroll on our Outward Bound Adult courses are unequivocally brave. They have taken a precious week of vacation to go spend time in the wilderness with a group of complete strangers. They have said goodbye to their - Read On

Outward Bound Course Memories: The Power of Being Present

Our second post as part of the Outward Bound Course Memories: Staff Edition series is narrated from the point of view of National Director of the Outward Bound Veterans program, Chad Spangler. Chad had the distinct honor to accompany a - Read On

Best Outward Bound Course Memories: Staff Edition

At Outward Bound, the emphasis is on the students – what they have learned – how they have grown – how they have challenged themselves. Each expedition we offer is built on a powerful expeditionary learning framework designed to encourage - Read On

Frequently Asked Questions about taking an Outward Bound Course

Summer has officially arrived. The Outward Bound staff is busy preparing for the hundreds of students around the country who will soon embark on Outward Bound courses of all sorts: sailing, backpacking, mountaineering, kayaking, canoeing, rafting and rock climbing. And - Read On

Get Ready For Adventure: Preparing for an Outward Bound Expedition

You’ve made your big decision. You’ve chosen to embark on an Outward Bound expedition. Congrats. Now. Get ready. You’ve considered dozens of exciting destinations across the United States. You’ve debated between kayaking, canoeing, backpacking, sailing, rafting, canyoneering, mountaineering and rock - Read On
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Wilderness Therapy or Outward Bound: Which One is Right for Your Family?

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” -Isak Dinesen The benefits of the wilderness – and its positive effects on youth in particular – have been documented, extolled, and celebrated through the ages. Wordsworth mourned the - Read On
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