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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course Length: 30 days
Dates: January 11- February 9, 2017
Our Pathfinder expeditions are designed for young adults who are recent high school graduates, college students, or young adults seeking personal, educational, or professional direction. Throughout these 30-day expeditions, students focus on increasing self-knowledge, clarifying values, strengthening decision-making skills and processes, and setting goals – all life skills to help chart a path toward independence with confidence and passion.
Course Length: 72 days
Dates: Jan 20 - April 1, 2017
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!
Course Length: 50 days
Dates: March 9 - April 27, 2017
This 50-day expedition is your opportunity to take part in hands-on learning and gain a keen understanding of the technical and teaching skills you’ll need for a career as an outdoor educator. Learn to cook and set up camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains backcountry, orienteer, rock climb, rappel and navigate class I-III rapids. At every step of the journey, receive valuable feedback from peers and instructors that furthers your development as an outdoor educator, individual, teammate and leader. During the expedition, you’ll have the opportunity to earn college credit, Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification and complete a service project. No prior experience is necessary.
Length: 7 days
Dates: Dec 28 - Jan 3
Traveling by kayak means your crew carries all of the necessary gear, food and water needed for the entire expedition. This kind of travel provides the ultimate freedom and ability to travel nimbly through this diverse ecosystem. Work together with your crew to learn to read tide charts and maps, explore fragile and unique ecosystems and cook and set up camp on white sandy beaches under the stars.
Course Length: 4-days
A unique opportunity for a parent and their child to deepen their appreciation for one another and strengthen their bonds, this expedition is comprised of challenging wilderness activities like canoeing, chart reading, and sleeping and eating on white sandy beaches under a blanket of stars in the Ten Thousand Islands of Southern Florida. As parents and children develop skills in camp craft, food preparation and cooking, knots and map and compass navigation, they create memories and metaphors of a shared adventure they will carry long into the future. Plus, the leadership abilities, communication and problem-solving skills, sense of responsibility and confidence gained by both parent and child will enhance the relationship long after the course ends.