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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

10,000 Islands Sea Kayaking

Ages: 18+

Length: 7 days

Dates: March 13 - 19, 2016

This sea kayaking expedition takes students through a maze of lush mangrove tunnels in a land of contrast: between tropic and semi-tropic, land and sea, and salt and fresh water. Participants will work together as they learn to read tide charts and maps, explore fragile and unique ecosystems, cook and set-up camp on white sandy beaches under the stars and paddle to new areas each day within the Ten Thousand Islands in Southern Florida.

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College Age Expeditions

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT

Course Length: 50 days

Ages: 18+

Dates: March 9 - April 27, 2015

During this course students will be learning the technical skills of expeditioning in the Blue Ridge Mountains, cooking and setting-up camp in the backcountry, using a map and compass, rock climbing and rappelling and navigating class I-III rapids. This course provides students with the opportunity to earn college credit, their Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification and complete a service project. No prior experience is necessary. 

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LEADERSHIP GAP YEAR

Course Length: 72 days

Ages: 18-30

Dates: Sept 15 - Nov 25, 2015

Embark on the journey of a lifetime on a tri-phase 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 Aid Certification!  

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Intercept Expeditions

FLORIDA CANOEING FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Course Length: 28 days

Ages: 16-20

Dates: March 8 - April 4, 2016

This Florida canoeing course is designed for struggling young adults and their families. These courses help 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 help teens connect their desire for more freedom with the reality that they must take on additional responsibility.

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