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A Restorative Approach

At Voyageur Outward Bound School, our courses focus on developing an inclusive and restorative culture. A challenging environment where adversity and conflict are often vehicles for learning. Our Associate Program Director, Tyler Fish, said it best, Positive group culture isn’t without conflict. It is when people are honest, without being hurtful.” So how do we…

Becoming Voyageurs

The landscape around us has changed. Almost overnight, it seems as we have entered a different world. Where once we paddled amongst tea stained, shallow, and still lakes, now before us stretches vast water, stretching straight west to east, with towering cliffs 300 feet tall at least, towering on either side. The choked and mysterious…

Witness to a Transformation: A Social and Emotional Learning Journey

It is a sunny, yet cold, Minnesota winter day and we stand anticipating our student’s arrival. This is our first meeting of many. We wonder, “Who are the students?” “How will they receive us?” “Do they know what lies ahead?” Their first adventure is snowshoeing. When they arrive we ask them to “circle up.” Our…

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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.