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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 online.

Adult Courses

Appalachian Mountain Backpacking and Whitewater Canoeing

Course Length: 9-day

Ages 18-30

Dates: July 25 - August 2, 2014

Tackle some of our nation’s finest whitewater river rapids in one of the oldest mountains ranges in the world and see where North Carolina Outward Bound School began! This journey will take you deep into Western North Carolina, home to hundreds of waterfalls, over a million acres of national forest, park and public land, roaring rivers and the highest peaks in the Eastern United States.


Teen Courses

Outer Banks Sea Kayaking

Course Length: 8-day

Ages: 16-18

Dates: July 28  - August 4, 2014

Expedition by sea kayak along the 200 mile stretch of islands off the coast of North Carolina known as the Outer Banks. From tales of the Lost Colony, the Wright Brothers and Blackbeard the pirate, the Outer Banks is steeped in legends and history, setting the stage for an amazing experience.  This journey will have you camping on sandy beaches, paddling past lighthouses and watching wild ponies gallop along the coast. 

Appalachian Mountains Backpacking and Rock Climbing

Course Length: 14 days

Ages: 14-16

Dates: July 29 - August 11, 2014

Tackle some of our nation’s finest whitewater river rapids in one of the oldest mountains ranges in the world and see where North Carolina Outward Bound School began! This journey will take you deep into Western North Carolina, home to hundreds of waterfalls, over a million acres of national forest, park and public land, roaring rivers and the highest peaks in the Eastern United States.


Family Courses

Appalachian Mountains Backpacking and Rock Climbing-Parent/Child

Course Length: 4 days

Ages: 12+

Dates: August 7 - 10, 2014

Family courses offer the same challenges as any Outward Bound course, with an added focus on deepening the relationship between parent and child. On this course, you and your child will learn about teamwork, communication and respect as you accomplish things you never imagined.


International Courses

Appalachian Mountains, Central Florida, Patagonia Semester/Gap Year (Fall)

Course Length: 72

Ages: 18-30

Course Number: NNGL-481

Dates: Sept. 15, 2014 - Nov. 25, 2014

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 Patagonia. 

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