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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 or enroll online.

Adult Courses

Blue Ridge Backpacking and Rock Climbing-Adult Renwal

Course Length: 8 days

Ages: 30+

Dates: May 9 - 16, 2015

Students will backpack for four days and will spend as many as two days rock climbing depending on the weather. During the course, instructors will facilitate the sharing of life experiences amongst the group and craft course activities in ways that offer opportunities for students to examine where they’ve been, where they are now and where they would like to go in life. Adult Renewal courses are perfect for those individuals who find themselves at a transition point in their lives and need some direction. 


Teen Courses

Blue Ridge Mountains Backpacking and Rock Climbing

Course Length: 9 days

Ages: 14-16

Dates: June 8 - 16, 2015

Students will be backpacking in Pisgah National Forest where they will learn safety precautions for backcountry foot travel, how to find campsites, how to navigate varied terrain, how to use a map and compass, as well as how to do these activities responsibly using Leave No Trace principles.After having backpacked for a few days, students will spend a few days either climbing up a rock face or rappelling down one. Depending on weather and group dynamics, the crew may even have the opportunity to experience a high ropes obstacle course. These activities will push students to step outside their comfort zones to communicate and trust one another. 


Struggling Teens and Young Adults

Florida Canoeing for Young Adults

Course Lenth: 28 days

Ages: 18-22 

Dates: May 1 - 28, 2015

Intercept is a special program for Outward Bound. It is designed to serve young adults age 16-20 and their families by helping them address behaviors such as unhealthy risk-taking, low motivation, defiance or poor school performance. Courses are presented as metaphors for the transition to adulthood and designed to help young adults connect their desire for more freedom with the reality that they must take on additional responsibility.


International Courses

Blue Ridge Mountains to Florida to Patagonia

Course Length: 72

Ages: 18-30

Dates: Sept. 15 - Nov 23, 2015

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 South America's Patagonia. Students can even earn their Wilderness First Responder Certification!


Veterans Courses

Atlanta-Metro Area Veterans Course

Course Length: 6 days

Dates: May 21-26, 2015

This six-day backpacking and rock climbing course for Atlanta-area veterans will take participants deep into the mountains of Western North Carolina. These mountains are some of the oldest in the world and home to hundreds of waterfalls, over a million acres of national forest, park and public land, unique rock formations and the highest peaks in the Eastern United States.

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