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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: March 15-21, 2015

This seven-day sea kayaking expedition will take 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, carry their own food and gear and paddle to new areas each day within the Ten Thousand Islands in Southern Florida. Students will also learn about what makes the Everglades famous worldwide, the environmental value the area adds, and how we can better take care of it. 

Blue Ridge Backpacking and Rock Climbing

Length: 8 day

Ages: 18+

Dates: March 21-28, 2015

Participants will journey deep into the mountains of Western North Carolina on this backpacking and rock climbing expedition. These mountains are some of the oldest in the world and home to hundreds of waterfalls, over a million acres of national forest, park and public land, unique rock formations and the highest peaks in the Eastern United States.


Struggling Teens and Young Adults

Florida Canoeing for Young Adults

Course Lenth: 28 days

Ages: 16-20  

Dates: March 17-April 13

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.


Instructor Courses

Blue Ridge Mountains Instructor Development

Course Length: 50 days

Ages: 18+

Dates: March 9 - April 27, 2015

This course aims to create a safe and supportive environment that utilizes challenge, adventure and problem solving to help students learn. Throughout the course participants will receive valuable feedback from their instructors and peers to further their development as an outdoor educator, individual, teammate and leader. During this 50-day 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 is broken down into three phases: Immersion, Skill Development and Wilderness First Responder. It also 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.


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. 


International Courses

Blue Ridge Mountains to Florida to Patagonia

Course Length: 72

Ages: 18-30

Dates: Sept. 15 - Nov 23, 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. Students can even earn their Wilderness First Responder Certification!

 

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