Abilities that last a lifetime

Outward Bound is the premier provider of experience-based outdoor leadership programs for youth and adults. Outward Bound courses change lives and give you the tools to see further, climb higher and find your way. Seek a challenge and embark on a wilderness backpacking trip, an urban exploration, or even take a mountaineering or rock climbing course, and bring home the courage to find your own path.

The value of the experience

We believe that physically and mentally challenging experiences, when facilitated by trained professionals in a safe and supportive environment, can help students discover and develop their strength of character, ability to lead and desire to serve.

Serving our community

Our skilled and compassionate instructors lead year-round programs in public schools and in partnership with other youth-serving nonprofits. Students expand their notions of what is possible, translate challenging life experiences into positive personal achievement and emerge as confident and empathetic leaders.

Find out who you truly are

Outward Bound outdoor experiences challenge you to be a leader, an individual and an innovator. You will develop a sense of community, build character, and discover what it means to go beyond. Outward Bound education experiences inspire new potential and expand horizons.  Our innovative courses will let you see that you can achieve more than you ever thought possible.