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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. 

Patagonia Backpacking and Service

Course Length: 14 days

Ages: 18+

Dates: Dec 30, 2014-Jan 12, 2015

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.  


Struggling Youth and Young Adults

Florida Canoeing for Young Adults

Course Lenth: 28 days

Ages: 18-22  Dates: Nov 11-Dec 8, 2014

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.

Florida Canoeing for Teens

Course Length: 28 days

Ages: 14-17    

Dates: Nov 11 - Dec 8, 2014

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.

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