"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. Since 2008, we have served more than 5,000 students.
Outward Bound California has been fortunate to partner with the following schools, governing bodies, and non-profit organizations throughout the state of California:
Alliance Environmental Science and Technology High School, Los Angeles Alliance Gertz-Ressler, Los Angeles Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory, Los Angeles Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Los Angeles KIPP King Collegiate High School, San Lorenzo Leadership Public School, Oakland Leadership Public School, Richmond Redwood Academy of Ukiah, Ukiah Willow Creek Academy, Sausalito Oakland Military Institute, Oakland Sunrise Middle School, San Jose
Abraham Lincoln High School, San Francisco Arvin High School, Arvin Bret Harte Middle School, Oakland San Francisco International High School Urban Promise Academy, Oakland Visitacion Valley Middle School, San Francisco Civic Center Secondary School, San Francisco Mission High School, San Francisco Roosevelt Middle School, San Francisco Leadership High School, San Francisco Lowell High School, San Francisco Rudsdale Newcomer High School, Oakland Dewey High School, Oakland Desert Hot Springs High School, Desert Hot Springs
Bakersfield Veterans Center Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) U.S. Forest Service’s Generation Green
Eastside College Preparatory School Drew School Sacred Heart Schools (Convent and Stuart Hall) University of Florida San Francisco Friends School The Berkeley School Marin Montessori School The Bay School of San Francisco Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY Stanford University, Stanford
Bresee Youth Center, Los Angeles Friends of the Urban Forest, San Francisco Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles Los Angeles Audubon Society Outdoor Educators Institute (OEI), Oakland San Francisco Achievers Summer Search YES Nature to Neighborhoods, Richmond The Dinner Party Larkin Street Youth Services, San Francisco Girl Scouts of Northern California Student Conservation Association, Community Crews College Track, San Francisco Earth Team, Richmond New Voices Are Rising, Oakland Boys and Girls Club Vistication Valley Clubhouse AIM High, San Francisco United Playaz, San Francisco Kern County Wounded Heroes Fund, Bakersfield AHERO (America's Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors) All Raise
JP Morgan Chase Simple Habit
If your company, organization, or department would like to partner with Outward Bound California, contact Emma Rapp, Director of Advancement 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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