As someone who's completed a North Carolina Outward Bound School expedition, you can count yourself among a special group of people who have pushed themselves far beyond what they ever thought possible. We hope the experiences you had while on your journey were valuable to you and will last a life time. Below are the stories shared from your fellow Outward Bounders. Make sure you add your own!
Women's Intensive, 1988
Our crew shared the risks and adventures expected, but we were to endure more: the subsequent murder of one of our crewmates. We gathered at my home for her funeral and celebration of her life. Two years later I was diagnosed with an incurable and chronic disease, Progressive MS. I had raised my children almost single-handedly, as my then husband had MS. That marriage ended and off I went with two teenaged children. They are happy in their own lives, I have remarried and now run a garden designed for the physically challenged, free of charge. Getting around on a golf cart for my outside chores, earning a certification as a Master Gardener, organizing a group of volunteers has taught me that sheer determination can and will earn one the privilege of experiencing life's challenges with a good heart, a willingness to accept what comes our way - all without yielding - thanks to NCOB.
Sea Kayaking Course in the Outer Banks, 2004, Rebecca
NC-51 Crew, Pat Peterson, 1973
Michael on Outward Bound the summer after high school, 1980's
Brad on Solo at Sitting Bear, 1971
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