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].
60th Anniversary Celebration Event
September 14, 2022 City Winery - New York, NY 6-9:30 PM ET
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.
To purchase individual tickets, please click here.
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or table purchases, please contact Julia Farmer at [email protected] or (434) 964-7864.
OBUSA’s 2022 Fall Circle Up
REGIONAL SCHOOL EVENTS
PHILADELPHIA OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL
Alumni Kickball Game & Picnic
Saturday, July 16 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Fairmont Park, Philadelphia PA
Join alumni, POBS staff, and friends for some Outward Bound icebreaker activities, a rousing kickball game, and a picnic lunch!
Friday, September 30 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fairmont Park, Philadelphia PA
Honoring 30 years of changing lives through challenge and discovery. In recognition of 30 years of Philadelphia Outward Bound School, the celebration will begin on Friday with our Trailblazer Gala, where we will come together to dine and hear stories of POBS's three decades of successes and delivering impactful programs to nearly 70,000 youth. A highlight of the event will be the presentation of the inaugural Founders Award to our three founders: Nancy Goldenberg, Tim Greenwood, and Michael Nutter.
Saturday, October 1 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM The Discovery Center - 3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia PA 1912
Honoring 30 years of changing lives through challenge and discovery. The celebratory festivities on Saturday, October 1st will include an all-day, family-friendly festival at The Discovery Center. This free event will offer attendees the chance to experience what thousands of our students do on our day programs and expeditions every year and see how Outward Bound has grown over the last 30 years. In addition, there will be activities for the whole family, music, food vendors, and many other fun things to do.
Saturday, July 16 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Smoky Park Supper Club, Asheville, NC
The 55th Anniversary Celebration is an opportunity to reconnect with your North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) crew. Whether you are an alumni, former staff member, donor, partner, or NCOBS cheerleader, you are part of our crew. Join us as we celebrate 55 years of developing active community leaders
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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