Join Outward Bound California and She’s Rogue for 4 weeks of adventure, connection and creativity. You will learn from trained female instructors how to block print, camp, and rock climb, while pushing your boundaries in a collaborative and supportive environment. In this small group setting over the course of the program, you will have the opportunity to connect with other women making moves in their careers and lives. Each experience will build on the last, culminating in an overnight rock climbing course in California’s iconic High Sierra.
Discover fun and engaging activities that inspire you to get outside & be creative
Go deep with your peers in a supportive cohort
Reflect on leadership and risk taking while mastering new skills
Practice using your voice and leadership style through a creative medium
Walk away with tools to face challenge and creativity in your life
This event is for individuals who self-identify as female and are 18 years and older with little to no rock climbing experience. It will be a space to connect with a multigenerational cohort of mentees and mentors and build your appetite for risk taking and leadership. The goal of the program is to create a space where participants find their voice, stretch their perceived limits, and make lasting connections with other fierce, professional females to support each other after the program ends.
“I left this day feeling empowered, respected, valued, and more patient with myself and the skills I am working on.” - She’s Rogue workshop participant
FAQs and Other Details
DO I NEED TO PURCHASE MY OWN GEAR (BACKPACK / ROCK CLIMBING GEAR/ BLOCK PRINTING SUPPLIES)?
On this course you will be provided the block printing supplies, rock climbing gear, backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and all group gear. Please refer to the packing list for specific items you are required to bring and if purchasing gear is an issue we can lend anything you need! You are welcome to bring your own technical gear as long as it meets the minimum requirements found on the packing list. Your instructors will check all personal equipment to make sure it is safe and appropriate for the course.
DOES OUTWARD BOUND PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO THE OVERNIGHT CAMPING WEEKEND?
We will not be providing transportation to the evening events or overnight backpacking trip. We encourage cohort members to carpool and take public transportation whenever possible.
WHY GO INTO THE WILDERNESS OR TO NEW PLACES IN THE CITY TO LEARN ABOUT LEADERSHIP?
In addition to providing a beautiful setting, wild and natural places offer a unique learning environment. This is especially important for today’s youth who often have limited exposure to the outdoors or to corporate and professional teams who spend most of their days inside. Natural and unfamiliar spaces present you with inherent challenges and logical natural consequences to learn from in a constant feedback cycle. While learning to face these challenges as individuals and as groups, you develop the skills needed to step into leadership roles and more effectively face challenges in your daily life.
DOES OUTWARD BOUND CALIFORNIA OFFER FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIP?
We do! Over ⅔ of all our participants receive scholarship and tuition reduction to attend course. We will allocate funds based on a sliding scale and do our best to support any motivated woman to attend course.
In order to hold a space on a course, applicants will be asked to pay a deposit of $500 which will be refunded in its entirety if Outward Bound California is unable to offer sufficient funds for the individual to attend a course.
Once an applicant’s enrollment is processed, the applicant will be sent the necessary materials to apply for the course and financial aid simultaneously. Applicants will be considered for financial aid once all application materials have been received. Financial aid awards will be decided on the basis of funds available and since financial aid is limited, we ask applicants to apply early.
IS IT SAFE?
Outward Bound has an excellent safety record, and the safety of our participants is our first priority. We invest considerable time and resources in training our staff and reviewing our programs to ensure that they meet Outward Bound’s National Safety Policies and Standards—often cited as the outdoor industry standard worldwide. Our instructional staff are the best in the business and come to us with decades of professional development experience.
Making and outdoor activities have some inherent risk involved and we manage this risk and leverage it as a powerful teaching tool. You will learn on this course how to make decisions and lead through high perceived risk activities with the skilled facilitation of your instructors.
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS OF OUTWARD BOUND CALIFORNIA’S INSTRUCTORS?
Outward Bound is a leader in the outdoor & experiential education industry, as such, our standards for are high. Instructors are certified as Wilderness First Responders (WFR), an 80-hour wilderness medicine training that must be renewed every two years. Instructors are also certified in CPR. They have extensive personal and professional experience in the activities that they instruct, whether it be backpacking, rock climbing or mountaineering.
Outward Bound Professional pioneered experiential-based training and development over 45 years ago, and have worked with a wide range of clients, globally. Our senior Outward Bound Professional facilitators across our network of eleven schools in the US typically exceed 25 years of experience facilitating our programs. Many have advanced degrees, and quite a few are on university faculties.
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