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At North Carolina Outward Bound School, we have something for everyone! Check out these upcoming featured courses and staff favorites. If you have questions about these courses or would like to enroll, please call us at (888) 756-2627 or email info@ncobs.org.

Adult Expeditions

Backpacking and Rock Climbing

Length: 4-days

Ages: 23+

Dates: 9/21 - 9/24

Enjoy fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains! This classic Outward Bound course will take over rocky mountain faces and through racing rivers. In the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests, you and your crew work together to make their way through lush forests, cook their own meals, set up camp in the backcountry, navigate rivers by canoe, build trust belaying one another and learn Leave No Trace techniques to minimize your impact on the land. 

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Backpacking and Rock Climbing - Adult Renewal

Length: 8-days

Ages: 30+

Dates: 9/30 - 10/7

In our fast-paced world, it can be difficult to find a moment to be introspective. This eight-day adult backpacking and rock climbing expedition is designed for the busy adult – so you can rediscover yourself through challenge - and be reminded that ‘there is more in you than you know.’

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Intercept Expeditions

Intercept Florida Canoeing

Course Length: 28 days

Ages: 17-21

Dates: 9/19-10/16

Presented as metaphors for the transition from childhood to adulthood, courses help teens connect their desire for more freedom with the reality that they must take on additional responsibility. Students experience the joys and challenges of canoe travel, camp craft and group dynamics while traveling in the unique ecosystems of Florida’s waterways. New activities, crewmates and environments help to break bad habits and coach students on discovering the next positive step in their lives.

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Pathfinder Expeditions

Pathfinder Florida Coastal & River Canoeing

Length: 30-days

Ages: 18-25

Dates: 11/13-12/12

Our Pathfinder expeditions are designed for young adults who are recent high school graduates, college students, or young adults seeking personal, educational, or professional direction. Throughout these 30-day expeditions, students focus on increasing self-knowledge, clarifying values, strengthening decision-making skills and processes, and setting goals – all life skills to help chart a path toward independence with confidence and passion.

 

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Gap Year Courses

Blue Ridge Mountains, Florida Waterways and Patagonia Leadership Semester

Length: 72-days

Ages: 18+

Dates: 9/15-11/25

Climb rock faces in the cool autumn mountains of North Carolina, journey by river through the canopied forests and barrier islands of Florida and summit peaks in Patagonia. This expedition offers the chance to challenge yourself, practice leadership skills and foster a strong sense of personal development. While living and traveling in the classroom of the great outdoors, gain a clear sense of your abilities, build strong bonds with your group and walk away with a greater understanding of the wilderness, the world and yourself. 

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