In my family, Outward Bound is a rite of passage. Growing up, Outward Bound was always brought up in conversations because that is how my parents met and it brought them into a community that is made up of people who are passionate about the wilderness and outdoor education. My parents raised my siblings and I…
During the Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding, an Outward Bound course whose students represented peacebuilding organizations and perspectives from across the world, my teammates and I were charged with the task creating an effective, efficient, healthy, and supportive expeditionary team. The curriculum for the course had us discussing various facets of peacebuilding, and the reality of…
What sets Outward Bound apart is a sharp focus on shared experience. The mode of wilderness travel is far less important than the group of people with whom you are engaged in a challenge. For over 50 years VOBS has brought together groups of strangers in the wilderness and successfully created community. Walk into a…
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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, 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.