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Winter Expeditions Change Lives

The Boundary Waters is both incredibly harsh and beautiful in the winter. Watching the stars and northern lights through a crystal clear sky can fill you with a sense of wonder unlike anything in a city. At the same time, the cold and snow test your resolve. You find yourself having to keep constantly moving…

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Outward Bound History: Foundations

Through the 1920s, Germany’s political climate began to change. Kurt Hahn’s liberalism and educational philosophies drew increasing criticism. Nevertheless, he continued to promote his ideas about education and society. Hahn was an outspoken opponent of the Nazi Party-a particularly dangerous and courageous position for a German-born Jew. In 1932, several Nazi storm troopers beat a…

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Outward Bound History: Kurt Hahn

Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1886, Outward Bound founder and visionary Kurt Hahn was the second of four sons in a prominent Jewish family. In 1904, Hahn suffered severe sunstroke which left him permanently disabled and required a long period of recovery in darkened rooms. During these lonely months Hahn articulated a philosophy that would…

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Serving Students by Giving

Giving is one of the most powerful principles of all time. Voyageur Outward Bound School has been changing lives through challenge and discovery in Minnesota for more than 50 years by using the wilderness as a classroom to provide unparalleled opportunities for personal growth, self-reliance, teamwork and compassion. With the opening of the Twin Cities…