Sometimes the best classroom isn’t a classroom at all. It’s a wide open space. A deep forest. A roiling sea. This is your chance to test yourself as a leader. And to finish the journey with a new appreciation for yourself, your world and the community around you.
Classic-style courses are the original Outward Bound program. These expeditions are based in the outdoors and teach students technical skills like navigation, camp craft, the basics of backpacking or rock climbing and much more. As students learn these skills in challenging situations, they also learn the value of teamwork, compassion for others and the pursuit of excellence.
Designed for students aged 18+, our Classic college expeditions are centered on success and failure, challenge and change. Alongside a crew of committed peers, students gain hands-on experience in leadership, service and excellence – skills that invariably translate to success in the classroom, in the field or in a future career.
VOBS offer specialized courses in Minnesota, Texas and Canada with Boundary Waters Canoeing, Boundary Waters Canoeing & Intro to Whitewater Canoeing, Lake Superior Sea Kayaking & Backpacking, Big Bend Desert Backpacking and Boundary Waters Dogsledding and Skiing.