Our mission is to change lives through challenge and discovery.
Drawing on 50 years of experience in experiential education in the United States, and the incredible skill of our instructional staff, Outward Bound California changes lives through challenge and discovery.
The center of Outward Bound’s educational philosophy is the belief that for young people to succeed, they need character growth and skills to assume leadership roles and take positive approaches to life’s challenges. By engaging students in demanding situations, often in unfamiliar environments, Outward Bound allows students to develop as leaders while also encouraging self-reliance, physical fitness, craftsmanship, service to those in need and the environment and, above all, compassion.
All of our programs are based on this educational framework: