Twin Cities Center

Students near the Spoonbridge and Cherry

Twin Cities Center

Voyageur Outward Bound School was the first Outward Bound school in the nation to run urban youth expeditions in an urban area in 1985.

Since 2010 our Twin Cities Center has been partnering with schools, colleges and non-profit agencies challenging all students to GO BEYOND!

We use the power of adventure and challenge to push participants to discover what they are capable of as individuals, teams and communities. Whether in your classroom, on a river, high ropes course, hiking trail or a on a rock climbing wall students gain skills consistent with the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Skills include critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.

Our courses prepare students for the challenges of the classroom, family, community and life. Our staff work hard to help students understand how they can apply their Outward Bound skills and knowledge to life! This results in our students gaining:

  • Self Confidence
  • Leadership Skills– Goal Setting, Flexibility, Problem solving
  • Resilience
  • Compassion
  • Environmental Awareness

Our programs follow a progression that gives students the skills and knowledge they need to take responsibility for individual and group goals, decisions, and actions that drive them to achieve.

Our experiential approach is student-centric in a supportive environment. They will learn they can do
more than they ever thought possible!

Browse our program offerings:



Sampling of who we serve:

Bolder Options
LearningWorks! A Blake Initiative
Dunwoody College of Technology
Macalester College
University of MN Summer Youth Programs
Laura Jeffrey Academy
River’s Edge Academy
Nawayee Center School
Open World Learning Community School – St. Paul Public Schools
Chaska High School
Hmong American Partnership
National Youth Leadership Council
buildOn Chicago
Brooklyn Park Veteran’s Center