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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 

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.

Florida Ten Thousand Islands Sea Kayaking

Course Length: 7 days

Ages: 18+

Dates: December 28, 2014 - January 3, 2015

Kayak through a maze of mangrove tunnels as you travel in a land of contrast: between tropic and semi-topic, land and sea, salt and fresh water, in one of the most unique and beatiful areas of the country.Participants will develop their sea kayaking skills as they paddle through a maze of mangrove trees, learn to read tide charts and maps, explore fragile and unique ecosystems,  work with their team to find their  way to a sandy beach each evening, set-up camp, and cook their own meals in an amazing part of the country. 


International Courses

Patagonia to Ten Thousand Islands to the Appalachian Mountains

Course Length: 72

Ages: 18-30

Dates: January 22-April 3, 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. 

Struggling Youth and Young Adults

Florida Canoeing for Young Adults

Course Lenth: 28 days

Ages: 18-22

Dates: Sept. 26-October 23, 2014

Intercept is a special program for Outward Bound. It is designed to serve young adults age 18-22 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.


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