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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

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: 16-20  Dates: Jan 13-Feb 9, 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.

Veterans and Service Members

Florida Canoeing for Veterans

Course Length: 6-days

Ages: 18+ Dates: January 4-9, 2015

This six-day coastal canoeing course will takeparticipants through a maze of lush mangrove tunnels in a land of contrast: between tropicand 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. Participants will also learn about what make the Everglades famous worldwide, the environmental value the area adds, and how we can better take care of it. 

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