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ABOUT US

ABOUT US

WE BELIEVE, "THERE IS MORE IN US THAN WE KNOW. IF WE COULD BE MADE TO SEE IT; PERHAPS FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES WE WILL BE UNWILLING TO SETTLE FOR LESS."

Outward Bound expeditions are transformative life experiences. With a supportive crew, and the outdoors as their teacher, students learn to dig deep to find greater compassion for each other, and to push the limits of what they thought they could do. At Outward Bound, teens and adults embark on a journey measured not just in miles of mountain, river, desert or ocean, but in pivotal personal growth.

GET TO KNOW OUTWARD BOUND
  • 60 years of changing lives
  • Founded by educator Kurt Hahn
  • Leading the way in outdoor education and adventure-based learning in the U.S. 
  • Serving 50,000 students a year
  • 11 regional Schools 
  • 400+ school and community partnerships, nationwide 
THE DESIRE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We strive to lead and serve with compassion and to instill this desire in our students.

Outward Bound graduates return to then excel in conference rooms and the corridors of societal change, inspired and equipped to lead boldly, serve generously, and act with compassion.

 

WE BELIEVE STRONGLY IN

 

PUSHING BOUNDARIES

Learning how to go beyond our limits.

 

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Caring for others as much as we care for ourselves. 

 

ACCESS & OPPORTUNITY

Bringing Outward Bound to everyone, everywhere.

 

COMPASSIONATE LEADERSHIP

Leading in service to others. 

 

THE LIFE-LONG ADVENTURE OF LEARNING    

Meeting challenges and pursuing personal growth.           

Why We’re Here: a Message from Our Executive Director

"Knowing that Outward Bound impacts the lives of young people across the country in a positive way is the reason I show up for work every day. Then seeing those young people go out into the world and make a positive impact in their communities—that’s why we’re here." – Josh Brankman, Executive Director, Outward Bound USA

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