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Featured Courses 

At North Carolina Outward Bound School, we have something for everyone! Check out these upcoming featured courses and staff favorites. Call us toll free at 888-756-2627 to enroll or enroll online.

Instructor Courses

Outdoor Leader Course

Course Length: 50 days

Ages: 18+

Dates: September 1-October 20, 2014

The Outdoor Leader Course is the perfect fit for those wanting to break into the outdoor educator profession. Our hands-on learning in both technical skills and teaching will prepare you for any entry-level position as an outdoor educator. 
Outward Bound has trained many outdoor educators and offers a premier learning experience. Like all Outward Bound courses, the Outdoor Leader Course is structured to give you opportunities to grow as an individual, as a member of a team and as a leader. 

Adult Courses

Appalachian Mountains Backpacking and Rock Climbing

Course Length: 4 days

Ages: 23+

Dates: September 25-28, 2014

Backpack and climb through some of the oldest mountains in the world and see where North Carolina Outward Bound School began! This journey will take you deep into Western North Carolina, home to hundreds of waterfalls, over a million acres of national forest, park and public land, roaring rivers and the highest peaks in the Eastern United States.

Rock Climbing Intensive

Course Length: 9 days

Ages: 18-30

Dates: September 4-12, 2014

Cradled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, in some of the best rock climbing country in the world, are two of North Carolina Outward Bound School’s (NCOBS) basecamps. For nearly 50 years, the climbing specialists at NCOBS have been teaching novice and advanced climbers to tackle technical climbs with respect, a thorough skill set, and an admiration for the environment. This course gives students the opportunity to continue in that tradition. 

International Courses

Appalachian Mountains, Central Florida, Patagonia Semester/Gap Year (Fall)

Course Length: 72

Ages: 18-30

Course Number: NNGL-481

Dates: Sept. 15, 2014 - Nov. 25, 2014

Embark on the journey of a lifetime on a 72-day Semester Course. Rock climb in the majestic mountains of North Carolina, journey by river through the canopied forests and barrier islands of Florida and finish your journey summiting peaks in Patagonia. 

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