A middle school teacher, speaks to her experiences on course, and the change she saw in her students after a 4-day base camp and rock climbing course.
- Phoebe G., Teacher at Bret Harte Middle School
"The trips were extremely well-organized and operated, and the counselors were incredible. The kids absolutely loved them and were sad when their time together was over."
- Vonda V., Principal at Black Rock High School
"I appreciate the way this trip pushed me, molded me and created new visions for me."
- Carlos A., 16, Summer Search Student
"We learned to support each other, never leaving anyone behind. We thrived on the idea that if we could conquer this, we could conquer anything."
- Inez V., 21, Abraham Lincoln High School Alumnus
Challenge and Discovery
Schools and organizations
Offering experiential learning programs, we challenge participants to develop the skills and inner strengths needed to succeed in their schools, communities and careers. We work with participants ages 12 and up from all walks of life and backgrounds. We are dedicated to serving youth from underserved and underrepresented communities while drawing on a legacy of high-quality and transformational programs developed by Outward Bound for over 80 years.
Outward Bound California is dedicated to using the wilderness and adventure as a vehicle for learning, education and growth.
We build on experiential learning concepts and values like compassion, integrity, inclusion and diversity.
What to Expect
Our programs are led by skilled instructors with extensive training in youth development, group facilitation and risk management. Participants are placed in real situations where they learn new skills, apply their learning, exercise leadership and practice teamwork to accomplish individual and group goals. We can help your students:
Overcome group challenges
Learn leadership skills
Develop active listening skills
Build trust in peers and self
Reflect on experiences
Apply new skills back home
Outcomes (one year after course, self reported)
74% participated in community service
88% had stronger leadership skills
79% had more success at school or work
87% were more considerate of others
93% believed more in their ability to succeed
For more information or to inquire about school or group programs contact Emma Rapp, Director of Communications and Outreach at [email protected].