During this time of social distancing and self-isolation, connecting with crew is more important than ever. And, although we currently cannot gather in person, we’d like to circle up with you for Outward Bound USA’s Virtual Event Series. Join us for inspiring stories of resilience and compassion from Outward Bound staff and Alumni and discover how Outward Bound continues to change lives during these unprecedented times.
With over a million supporters and alumni nationwide, these events are wonderful opportunities to meet like-minded alumni, introduce prospective donors and celebrate the important work Outward Bound is doing in your city, state or neighborhood.
For further questions about any of our upcoming events please contact [email protected]
The Expedition of Resilience: A Panel Discussion with Outward Bound Health Heroes
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 4 - 5pm EDT
Join us as Dr. Seth C. Hawkins, medical advisor for North Carolina Outward Bound School, moderates a discussion with our panel of Outward Bound Health Heroes. Discover how Outward Bound’s guiding principles have impacted their ability to face personal challenges with resilience and serve others with compassion during this challenging time.
Panelists include: Maria Collins, Vice President of the New York Life Foundation; Steve Smith, Outward Bound staff alum and current member of the Northwest Outward Bound Safety Committee; Dr. Christine Norton, Outward Bound alum, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and research scientist with the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center; and Dr. David Zodda, MD, Outward Bound staff alum, Emergency Medicine Physician and Associate Director to the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Hackensack University Medical Center.
This event is made possible by our sponsor and valued partners at New York Life and the New York Life Foundation.
OUTWARD BOUND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING LAB LIVE SERIES
Learning Lab Live: Connection in the Time of Coronavirus
Tuesday, June 23 OR Thursday, June 25 2020 | 4 - 5pm EDT
Join us for one or both of these interactive ‘circle ups’ with the Outward Bound Professional Learning Lab to discover how their practices in social-emotional development can be applied to our present day challenges. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with other Outward Bound supporters, experience a taste of Outward Bound in the virtual setting, learn about key practices that Outward Bound instructors use to promotethese principles and apply those practices to their own lives at home. You do not need to register for both sessions to get the full experience.
Test your general trivia knowledge and Outward Bound know-how at a virtual Decade Crew Reunion Trivia Nights this summer. Staff and student alums are both invited to the upcoming Trivia Nights in July and August (see Decade Crew schedule below). These are free virtual events and there will be prizes! Sign up for the decade you took a course, instructed, or worked as staff. SO YES! – if you have been on multiple course - you can be on multiple decade trivia nights!
Join Sotonye Douglas (IG: @simply_soso), 2011 alumna of the NYC Outward Bound Schools’ Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School and second year medical student at Quinnipiac College. Sotonye will discuss her Outward Bound journey and the challenges medical school during a pandemic. She will also be giving targeted advice for the medical school application process and prepping for the MCATs.
August 4 | 7:30pm ET
Expedition of Medical School Part 2
Join the second interview in our Alumni Spotlight series with Sotonye Douglas (NYC Outward Bound Schools ’11). Sotonye (IG: @simply_soso) will discuss her Outward Bound journey, share the challenges of medical school during quarantine and give recent graduates advice on interviewing, professionalism, and the power of mentors.
Aug 25 | 7:30pm ET
Expedition of the Creative Arts
Join Ken Potts (IG: @mazepotts), a 2000 graduate of a 24-day course the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School and owner of Ink and Sand Creative Services as he shares how his Outward Bound experiences continue to shape his work as a filmmaker and answer question about exploring creative arts careers.
Virtual Watch Party | DC Area Alumni
Gather with other alums from the Baltimore and Washington, DC area for a virtual watch part and discussion hosted by Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School and Outward Bound USA.
An Invitational Expedition is a custom course designed to promote the understanding of the mission and programs of Outward Bound, to build support for the work of Outward Bound USA and to provide a significant, impactful program experience. Invitational Expeditions are hosted by key supporters and volunteers with the intent of cultivating and creating new donors and advocates for Outward Bound.
All in-person Outward Bound program has been suspended including 2020 Invitationals.
Interested in attending? Stay tuned for how to register! For further questions about any of our upcoming events please contact [email protected]
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