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Rae-Rae: In Love With Being On Trail

I’m delighted to introduce you to my friend and VOBS instructor extraordinaire, Rachel Hedlund. Rae-Rae, as she is affectionately known, has a super-infectious laugh, a surfer alter ego and is the only person I know who refers to Ruth Bader Ginsburg as “Notorious RBG.” I was lucky enough to spend 8 days in her company…


Leaving No Trace

When I first met Brian Meyer, I did not anticipate that he would move me, and the rest of our Boundary Waters crew, to tears with his writing. On Expedition, I discovered a patient and thoughtful friend, and I think Brian discovered that he is an artist. Experience leads to such discoveries. Fleming may have…


Stormy Weather: An Adversity Epiphany

The air is thick and the barometric pressure is dropping. Something is brewing. Tension is building– in the atmosphere and in our crew. It’s just after 5pm on day 6 of our 8 day Boundary Waters Canoe Expedition in the Minnesota wilderness, and we’re trying to pick a campsite. “We” are seven adults, ages thirty…

Voyageur Outward Bound School

Voyageur Outward Bound School is a Minnesota based non-profit school specializing in character development, leadership, and experiential education.

We believe in the potential of every individual. We believe that when people discover a strength of character, an aptitude for leadership and desire to serve, it has a positive impact on their lives and the lives of those around them. And that discovery has the power to make the world a better place.

As the leader in experiential and outdoor education, Voyageur Outward Bound School helps students of all ages and walks of life discover and develop a strength of character, an ability to lead and a desire to serve others…that they never knew they had.