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Winter Expeditions Change Lives

The Boundary Waters is both incredibly harsh and beautiful in the winter. Watching the stars and northern lights through a crystal clear sky can fill you with a sense of wonder unlike anything in a city. At the same time, the cold and snow test your resolve. You find yourself having to keep constantly moving…


Outward Bound History: Foundations

Through the 1920s, Germany’s political climate began to change. Kurt Hahn’s liberalism and educational philosophies drew increasing criticism. Nevertheless, he continued to promote his ideas about education and society. Hahn was an outspoken opponent of the Nazi Party-a particularly dangerous and courageous position for a German-born Jew. In 1932, several Nazi storm troopers beat a…


Outward Bound History: Kurt Hahn

Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1886, Outward Bound founder and visionary Kurt Hahn was the second of four sons in a prominent Jewish family. In 1904, Hahn suffered severe sunstroke which left him permanently disabled and required a long period of recovery in darkened rooms. During these lonely months Hahn articulated a philosophy that would…

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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, Outward Bound 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.