About Us

“There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.” ~ Kurt Hahn, Founder

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We believe that ‘there is more in us than we know.’

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.

Voyageur Outward Bound School has delivered its life changing courses based on:

A proven experiential educational model
  • Centered on the belief that for young people to succeed they need opportunities for self-awareness, personal growth, skill development and service.
  • And by challenging students in demanding situations, often in unfamiliar settings with a commitment to the values of compassion, integrity, excellence inclusion and diversity.
A national network of Schools with highly trained, skilled and passionate instructors
  • Regardless of who you are or where you are from, there is an Outward Bound course at an Outward Bound School that is right for you.
Over 50 years of positive results and outcomes
About Outward Bound

As the pioneer in outdoor education for the last 50 years, Outward Bound is the premier provider of experience-based outdoor leadership programs, offering over 1,000 courses throughout the year and across the U.S. for youth and adults. Outward Bound has taken over one million people of all ages on adventures that inspire character development, self-discovery, leadership skills and service ethic. Today, Outward Bound serves 70,000 students and instructors annually, many of whom receive scholarship support. Outward Bound courses change lives, giving students the tools to see further, climb higher and know their way. Students embark on trips such as backpacking, mountaineering, kayaking, sailing, canyoneering, canoeing, dog sledding, rafting, rock climbing and snow boarding, as well as urban expeditions in their community, and take home from these expeditions true leadership skills and the courage to follow their own path. For more information visit www.outwardbound.org.