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Changing the Lives of Troubled Teens, One Trip at a Time

It has been raining. It looks like it will probably rain again soon. The sky is a textured, pocked surface, and thunder is beginning to rumble threateningly in the distance. We have just left our lunch spot and are trying to paddle some significant miles before our day is over. The weather has other plans…


How Wilderness Programs Provide Help For At Risk Youth

A student stands knee-deep in a swamp, staring at a canoe. The swamp is the sort that is too thick to paddle through, yet too thin to walk on. Black mud sucks shoes in and releases decaying smells. The canoe is the nearly indestructible sort favored by non-profits or handed down through family generations. It…


The Most Frequently Asked Question

On Day One, everyone’s nervous. The students, quietly unloading their luggage at a campsite seemingly in the middle of nowhere. The instructors, trying to break the ice with the quiet students. The parents, waiting for a final call or text before a phone is turned off for maybe longer than it’s ever been off before….

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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.