Carry all of the food and equipment you’ll need for the journey and work with a crew to travel, live, eat and discover together. With the help of skilled instructors, gain basic outdoor skills such as Leave No Trace practices, navigation, outdoor cooking, campsite setup and much more. During the canoeing phase of the expedition, hone essential paddling techniques and practice communicating and cooperating with your partner as you encounter a wide variety of river sections together in a tandem canoe. Specifically designed for middle school age students who are looking to challenge themselves and improve their leadership skills, this course provides lifelong benefits and perspective that only wilderness travel with Outward Bound can offer.
This course is closed for the season. 2017 courses coming soon.
No two Outward Bound expeditions are ever quite the same. Every crew is unique; every route is distinct; and every adventure is dynamic. But one thing remains the same. On each course, students rise to meet exhilarating natural challenges in some of the country’s wildest places – and find strength and determination along the way.
As students hike along the Appalachian Trail with their crew, they learn how to work together and discover the commitment and effort it takes to truly work as a team. Students travel with all the food and equipment they need to conduct their expedition such as shelters, stoves, maps, emergency equipment and much more. Students learn basic outdoor skills like Leave-No-Trace ethics, outdoor living and backcountry travel. This process hones communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills and takes students on a journey unlike anything they’ve ever imagined.
On the Delaware Water Gap, each section of the river is different and has its own personality. With secluded, wide water and lots of wildlife, the stretch that flows through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area from Matamoras to Kittatinny Point offers it all. In addition to learning valuable paddling techniques in a tandem canoe. During the expedition, students learn to use technical equipment, tie knots, paddle and camp while instructors provide expert supervision.
The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area encompasses 67,000 acres of mountain ridge, forest and floodplain on both sides of the Delaware River in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. From the southern end of the park, you can view the S-shaped chasm of the Delaware Water Gap, where the river cuts a twisting path through 1,400-foot Kittatinny Ridge. Within the river watershed, you'll discover steep wooded-and-rock slopes, bountiful rhododendron, dark hallows, tinsel-like ravines and tumbling waterfalls.
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