Summer can present both opportunities and challenges to families and teenagers as they navigate the potential loss of routines and social time provided by school schedules. With extra time on their hands, and during this summer of a pandemic, there... READ MORE
A few weeks ago, I was standing in a circle with five dirt-covered adolescents just outside Marble, Colorado. With Aspen leaves still dripping from the early morning’s downpour, I told the students that the 15-day mountaineering course they had just... READ MORE
I’m 30 years old and the smell of spring still means one thing: it’s time to start making a hideous picture collage to paste into the lid of my camp trunk. (For those of you who didn’t go to camp,... READ MORE
When I was 22, I was really confused. I’ve never been good at planning—mostly because I never knew what I should be planning for. During my freshman year of college, I was completely overwhelmed by how many people seemed like... READ MORE
Whether it was Lewis and Clark’s exploration into unfamiliar territories, Shackelton’s race to the south pole or Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s 1953 summit of Everest, they all share a commonality with an Outward Bound course: expedition and adventure into the potential... READ MORE
Kurt Hahn, the educator who founded the first Outward Bound School, believed that within every person is “an outlandish thirst for adventure.” Outward Bound Schools all across the nation continue to serve that vision through our wilderness and urban programs.... READ MORE
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