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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 to enroll or enroll online.
Course Length: 72-days
Course Number: NSEM13721 or PSEM13721
Dates: Jan 22 - April 3, 2014
Who said learning had to be boring? Embark on the journey of a lifetime with NCOBS’ 72-day Leadership Semester. Participants will summit peaks in Patagonia, coastal canoe through the mangrove forests of Florida and rock climbing in the majestic mountains of North carolina. This multi-regional semester course offers the chance to challenge yourself, practice your leadership skills and foster personal development. Different course progressions depending on the season you choose. No prior experience is necessary.
Course Length: 21-days
Course Number: PMA13211
Dates: Dec. 28 - Jan 17, 2013
Lace up your boots and strap on your gear for this Andean adventure! From eating local food and participating in a service project, to backpacking (up to 7,000 feet) deep into the varied terrain of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, you’ll be immersed in a unique cross-cultural experience. During the first week of the expedition you will learn the basics of alpine travel and mountaineering. As your team progresses, so will your learning. Participants will develop teamwork while setting-up camp, cooking their own meals over a camp stove and learning Leave No Trace techniques to minimize your impact on the land. After some long, challenging days, you will be rewarded with a huge sense of accomplishment and memories that will last a lifetime. Towards the end of course, you will learn the technical skills of glacier travel, crevasse rescue, and ice climbing in preparation for a spectacular glacier traverse on the flanks of Mt. Tronador.
Course Length: 14 days
Course Number: PSA13141
Dates: Dec. 30, 2013- Jan 12, 2014
A cross-cultural service project has long been a highlight of our Patagonia courses. This course takes it to the next level. Our service projects are ever changing: building fences, painting homes, harvesting fruit and building structures are some of the projects we have done in the past. No matter what project you work on, the ethic of service is in everything that we do: helping people while expecting nothing in return for our labor. There is much to learn from the local populations' strong cultural traditions of a simple lifestyle, emphasis on family, close ties to the earth and the natural reward of working with your hands.
Course Length: 50 days
Course Number: NOLC13502
Date: March 9 - April 27, 2014
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. Our aim is to create a safe and supportive environment that utilizes challenge, adventure and problem solving to help you learn. Participants will also earn their Wilderness First Responder on this course.
Adult & College Age Courses
Course Length: 7 days
Course Number: FKA1371
Dates: Dec. 28, 2013 - Jan. 3, 2013
In addition to experiencing an amazing part of the country, you will develop your sea kayaking skills as you paddle through a maze of mangrove trees, learn to read tide charts and maps, explore fragile and unique ecosystems, work with your team to find your way to a sandy beach each evening, set up camp, and cook your own meals. With Outward Bound your classroom is everywhere.
Struggling Teens & Young Adults
Course Length: 28-days
Dates: January 17, 2014-February 13, 2014
Intercept is a special program for Outward Bound. It is designed to serve teens 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 from childhood to adulthood and designed to help teens connect their desire for more freedom with the reality that they must take on additional responsibility. Throughout this 28-day canoeing course students will be introduced to the joys and challenges of expeditionary travel, camp craft and group dynamics while traveling on the unique river systems of central Florida that head out to the Intercostal Waterway on the Atlantic Ocean.
Course Length: 28 days
Dates: January 14, 2014-February 10, 2014
Intercept is a special program for Outward Bound. It is designed to serve teens 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 from childhood to adulthood and designed to help teens connect their desire for more freedom with the reality that they must take on additional responsibility.
This Intercept Course is broken down into three components: a wilderness expedition, debrief and Parent/Student seminar. Together these components focus on teamwork, communication, leadership skills and helping our students practice making positive decisions, finding new strength/self-esteem and working to find new directions and to create a path to a brighter future.