"The students who go on course discover how to connect with one another, create traditions around meals and are encouraged to reach new heights. They then bring those skills back to camp and ultimately, back home. The older students return with confidence, ready to be role models for the next generation of campers. We are excited to see our partnership with Outward Bound grow."
- Eric N,Witherbee Wilderness Program Director
"Our students returned from their (Outward Bound California) experiences more confident, more centered and more focused on their futures. Not only did they learn rock climbing and an appreciation for camping and nature, they learned self-confidence, leadership and team work skills…The most heart-warming is the students plan to go camping and hiking again. Outward Bound sparked a passion that will continue with our students throughout their lives."
- Vonda V, Principal of Black Rock High School
Outward Bound California believes that a collaborative spirit on and off course is the best way to see a well-rounded community thrive.
Through Outward Bound California’s bases in the High Sierras, Joshua Tree and San Francisco Bay Area, students can embark on a multi-week wilderness backpacking trip, gain deeper cultural understanding on an Urban Expedition, build community through a one-day rock climbing course and much more! We are committed to serving low-income, traditionally excluded populations and effective community partnerships, giving two in three of our students a full or partial scholarship.
Outward Bound California has been fortunate to partner with the following schools, governing bodies, and non-profit organizations throughout the state of California:
Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory Claire Lilienthal Middle School Democracy Preparatory Academy
Get Out And Learn/Downtown High School Mission High School Rudsdale Newcomer High School Aptos Middle School Sunrise Middle School Visitacion Valley Middle School (VVMS) Burton High School Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Academic Middle School John O'Connell High School June Jordan School for Equity Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Tennyson High School
Blue Oak School Sierra Nevada University St. Raymond Catholic School Stevenson School The Bayshore School The Branson School
San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (SFCASA) San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department Mentoring for Success Public Service Pathways
Harpeth Hall School Pacific Bay Christian School
AIM High Bayview Hunters Point YMCA Boys and Girls Club Visitacion Valley Clubhouse Camp Phoenix City Youth Now College Track East Palo Alto Covenant House California Enterprise for Youth Forest and Tree Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) Hope SF Kids Enjoy Exercise Now Kingmakers of Oakland Larkin Street Youth Services Mayor's Youth Employment and Education Program Outdoor Educators Institute (Youth Outside) Outward Bound California (OBCA) Project Avary Real Options for City Kids Success Centers Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) YES Nature to Neighborhoods Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Mission Clubhouse Community Grows FACES for the Future Coalition Girl Scouts Heart of Central California Los Angeles Audubon Society Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles Project Wreckless Seen52 Summer Search
If your company, organization, or department would like to partner with Outward Bound California, contact Eli Fox, Outreach and Alumni Manager, at [email protected], or complete this Contact Form and we'll be in touch with you.
Outward Bound operates under a U.S. Forest Services special use permit in the Sierra, Sequoia, San Bernardino and Stanislaus National Forest. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
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