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

Make it an Instagram-Worthy Summer

This summer, instead of just liking photos from amazing outdoor locations, be the one to take them. Whether you hit your stride on backcountry soil, strike your balance high above treeline or find your rhythm on rolling blue waves, Outward Bound is - Read On

Outward Bound’s Top 12 Survival Skills for Life

Outward Bound courses do more than teach students how to survive in the wild; they teach them how to thrive – on their course and in their lives. They expose students to the thrills of our natural world – and - Read On

Find the World Around You: Maine Service & Leadership Semester

“I decided to take an Outward Bound semester between high school and college. I was attracted to the range of challenges I had never faced before, giving me experiences and the opportunity to learn more about myself and others. I also - Read On

Instructor Profile: Emily Durkin, Voyageur Outward Bound School

“I know that whether my students remember my name or not, I had a positive impact on someone’s life. They’re looking back at their Outward Bound experience – maybe ten years from now – knowing that it’s meaningful and worthwhile,” - Read On

Instructor Profile: Lauren ‘Ren’ Ledford, Colorado Outward Bound School

  Outward Bound Instructor Lauren ‘Ren’ Ledford of the Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS), is not eager to broadcast her list of accomplishments, though it is lengthy and impressive. She also doesn’t brag about her qualifications, another long, hard-earned list. She - Read On

Bailee Sets Sail: A Sailing Expedition With Outward Bound

“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will and the other from a strong won’t.” –Henry Ward Beecher When we ask about 17-year-old Bailee Miller’s least favorite part of her two-week Hurricane Island Outward - Read On

The Power of an Outward Bound Struggling Teens Expedition for At-Risk Youth

  “As a family we knew we needed help,” recounts Kjerstin Klein, mother of Outward Bound Struggling Teen graduate Dylan Klein. “Communication was starting to break down, and we were watching Dylan’s decision-making process and going “whoa.’” Klein knew that - Read On
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Tips For Working with Troubled Teens

Re-published from the Voyageur Outward Bound School blog.  I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of work instructing courses for Voyageur Outward Bound School’s award-winning Struggling Teens & Young Adults Program. I’ve also had the privilege, if you want to call - Read On
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