Location: Duluth International Airport
Time: No later than 1:00 PM
If you cannot find a flight that arrives in Duluth by 1:00 PM on your course start day you will need to arrive the night before and stay in Duluth. Please see the Pre & Post Course Accommodations Tab for information about hotels in Duluth. If you arrive the night before, you will still meet the group at the airport by 1:00 PM on your course start day.
Outward Bound staff will meet students in the baggage claim area when their flight arrives. If you are arriving by car, instructors will meet you just outside the front door of the airport. The Duluth airport is very small, so our staff will be easy to find.
Please eat lunch and make any final phone calls before arriving at the airport. Expect to be at the airport until your whole group has arrived, at which time we will transport you an additional 2-3 hours to your course-start location.
Participants may travel to/from the course by personal vehicle or commercial transportation; however, personal vehicle travel is encouraged. We want those choosing to fly to be aware of our expectations surrounding commercial travel:
When booking your flight, and while traveling, we expect you to do the following:
If you are driving to your course start, check out this fun video our staff made about ways to stay safe on the way here: Traveling to Outward Bound
CLOTHING/DRESS ON ARRIVAL DAY – Please arrive at the meeting place already dressed in your expedition clothes. Your boots or tennis shoes, wool socks, quick-dry pants, underwear, t-shirt and warmer long-sleeved layer (accessible) work best on the first day. Please see the provided packing list for further information about appropriate luggage, clothing, and layering principles.
Students will be transported back to Duluth, Minnesota at the end of their course. If you are picking up your student you can meet them at the Duluth International Airport between 11 AM and 12 PM.
Participants may travel from course by personal vehicle or commercial transportation; however, personal vehicle travel is encouraged. We want those choosing to fly to be aware of our expectations surrounding commercial travel:
If you are unable to arrive by 1:00 PM on the first day of the course, we advise that you arrive a day early. There are multiple hotel options in Duluth near the airport.
Econo Lodge: 4197 Haines Rd., Duluth (800) 922-0569
Minors welcome - arrange with hotel
No shuttle – must use local taxi service
Country Inn & Suites: 4257 Haines Rd, Duluth (218) 740-4500
Minors welcome – Ages 14 and 15 need prior approval from your course advisor
Free airport shuttle
La Quinta Inn: 1805 Maple Grove Road, Duluth; (218) 722-0700
Minors ages 16 and up welcome
Free airport shuttle