In recent years, we discovered connecting with crew is more important than ever. OBUSA’s virtual programming brings our community closer, engaging alumni, sponsors, students, and partners in experiential virtual events that inspire us with stories of resilience.
This year, we invite you to circle up with us for OBUSA’s 2022 Virtual Event Series and discover how Outward Bound is inspiring bold futures for every student to live a life of purpose and compassion.
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].
OBUSA’s 2022 Fall Circle Up
Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 PM ET Join Us on ZOOM
Outward Bound USA's Circle Up is returning this fall! On Tuesday, November 15th at 7:00 PM ET you will hear from our new CEO Ginger Naylor who will share an Outward Bound system update, discuss priorities for 2023, and answer your questions.
October 22, 2022 The Discovery Center - 3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia PA 19121 9 AM - 2:45 PM ET
POBS alumni and OB alums in the Philly area are invited to join us for a day on the James McLane Family Challenge Course at The Discovery Center in Fairmount Park. This free event includes a pizza lunch and will give you a chance to step out of your comfort zone on our aerial teams course! The day starts at 9:00 am with ice breakers and ground activities, and ends with you overcoming your fears high in the air above Fairmount Park as you face team challenges alongside fellow alumni and POBS instructors.
Join us for an engaging evening of cocktails, dinner, a paddle raise, and for inspirational stories of how Outward Bound has changed the lives of students, instructors, and in communities for 60 years.
OBUSA’s 2022 Spring Circle Up
Wednesday, April 13th 4-5:00pm ET
Meet Vanessa Rodriguez, new Chief Executive Officer of New York City Outward Bound Schools, and Bea Armstrong, new Executive Director of North Carolina Outward Bound School, who will join OBUSA interim Executive Director Arthur Pearson and Board Chair Catherine Smith to share exciting plans for 2022 and Outward Bound's 60th Anniversary in the USA.
OBUSA’s Fall Circle Up
Thursday, December 16th 4-5:00pm ET
Board Chair, Catherine Smith and Executive Director, Josh Brankman present an update on the successes and challenges of 2021 and share the outlook for 2022.
Hosted by: Josh Brankman, Executive Director and Catherine Smith, Outward Bound USA Board Chair
The Upside of Outside: Learning Beyond the Classroom
Wednesday, September 29th from 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET
Special guests, Karen Pittman and Gil Noam, nationally recognized leaders in the science of learning and youth development, discuss the importance of a social-emotional approach to education, and how Outward Bound USA's Professional Learning Lab, together with regional Outward Bound School program and instructional staff, are leading the way.
Inspiring Bold Futures: The Student Experience
Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 4pm ET
OBUSA invites you on a virtual expedition to explore the lasting impact of Outward Bound programming. During this immersive and interactive event, participants will hear students' stories of challenge and growth, get a taste of Outward Bound in the virtual setting through student led short challenge initiatives and learn from Outward Bound leaders about a few of the unique partnerships and programs that are inspiring students to lead lives of purpose and compassion.
The Spring Circle Up, a town hall event, kicked off OBUSA’s 2021 Virtual Event Series. Together we gathered with School staff and leadership who have innovated health and safety practices during the Covid-19 pandemic to share stories of trials and teamwork as they continue to address the ever-evolving needs of students nationwide.
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.
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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