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Rites of Passage

Young people have a tremendous amount of pressure to act like adults, be responsible, and be successful. In all this chaos, there is little time and energy for celebrating the rites of passage that were, at one time, more commonplace. Rites of passage can come in many forms; they can be pilgrimages, challenges, journeys, or…


Learn to Succeed – One Wilderness Trip at a Time

I was not allowed to cook often at home because I made too much of a mess. So I learned to cook on trips in the wilderness. First pancakes and macaroni, now cinnamon rolls and smoked fish. Turns out the woods is the perfect place to make a mess. Whether I was traveling with friends,…


Why Teachers Recommend Outward Bound

This year, I have discovered math is still the most dreaded subject among middle school students. I have shifted gears after a successful summer and have been working in the world of classroom education teaching math and science. I have found that it is both remarkably similar, and vastly different, from the outdoor education at…

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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.