It is what we have done best for nearly 50 years at North Carolina Outward Bound School. Come to know what it is like to live, work and play in the great outdoors by learning how to camp and travel on a classic 22-day (or 28-days for adults 18-30), multi-activity course. This journey will take you deep into some of the oldest mountains in the world, where North Carolina Outward Bound School began.
Although 22 or 28 days seems like a long time, this course is actually the most optimal course for getting the true Outward Bound experience. After long days of challenge and adventure, you'll be rewarded with skills that last a lifetime.
Participants will journey deep into Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests where they will work together to find their way through lush forests, expedition, cook their own meals over a camp stove and learn Leave No Trace techniques to minimize their impact on the land.
Class I-III whitewater twist through sculpted rock channels -- perfect for you and a partner to develop collaboration and communication skills required to execute synchronized strokes, dynamic eddy turns, peel-outs and ferries. Participants will also build fundamental rock climbing skills like knot tying, belaying and reading rock faces. Those skills are then put to the test as the crew attempts a breath-taking multi-pitch climb to the summit of a huge granite mountain with panoramic views of the valley.
The Southern Appalachians, which includes the Blue Ridge Mountains, are some of the oldest mountains in the world. The range is mostly located in the Unites States, but extends into southeastern Canada too. The birthplace of North Carolina Outward Bound School is in the Southern Appalachians of North Carolina where the highest mountains of the range reside, the highest being Mount Mitchell at 6,684 feet (2,037 m). These mountain’s rocky craggs and granite outcroppings provide exceptional climbing opportunities and amidst the mountains are some exceptional whitewater canoeing opportunities on the French Broach, Chattooga and Tuckaseegee.
To apply for this course click the apply button next to the course dates that work for you. The non-refundable application fee of $125 is due at the time of application. Course tuitions listed do not include our application fee or transportation fee. You can also call one of our expert Admissions Advisors at 866-467-7651.