As with any career, it takes time spent in the outdoors-leading trips, hiking trails and canoeing rivers-to feel comfortable about the terrain. As an Outward Bound Instructor, I studied youth development, knots, maps, read books on hiking, learned about... READ MORE
One cold February day while I was still in college, my roommate brought in our mail, and for the first time in years, I had a handwritten letter addressed to me. The return address was that of a program... READ MORE
What even is school right now? With students and teachers, school faculty and staff forging a path through overgrown, nearly-impossible-to-navigate, terrain—I can only imagine how challenging it must be emotionally for our young people. New, unprecedented circumstances bring about... READ MORE
With new COVID-19 practices in place, we caught up with our Alumni to hear about their recent course experiences. As I walk out the door to my house, I check for four things: wallet, keys, phone and mask—an essential list... READ MORE
Are you ready to dive into backcountry travel this year? From long-distance backpacking to mountaineering, from dog sledding to climbing, these outdoor activities all have something in common: they’re physically demanding backcountry exercises. When you embark on an outdoor... READ MORE
Since the onset of COVID, we’ve continually been reminded of several lessons we all learned in elementary school, like the importance of washing our hands and staying home if we feel unwell. However, we’ve learned some new, much more challenging... READ MORE
2020 was one big ball of stress, and just because the year came to an end doesn’t mean that stress dissipates. Of course, we all want to press the reset button, but more so, we want to make amends... READ MORE
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