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
Schools and organizations
Group programs offer high impact experiences for youth, adults and educators that develop leadership and character in a new and challenging environment. We work with organizations to build programs to meet goals and transfers skills back to the classroom or organization. We are dedicated to serving under-represented and under-served communities while drawing on a legacy of transformational programs developed for more than 80 years.
1-Day Programs: Team Building, Ropes Course and Rock Climbing
Overnight: Basecamp or Expedition Style: Rock Climbing, Backpacking or Urban
The core of Outward Bound's educational philosophy is the belief that success requires character growth and learned skills to assume leadership roles and take positive approaches to life's challenges.
By engaging participants in demanding situations, Outward Bound allows participants to develop as leaders while encouraging self-reliance, problem solving, craftmanship, decision making and service to one another and the environment.