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.
Length: 30 days
Ages: 18 - 25
Dates: Nov 11 - Dec 10, 2017
Our Pathfinder expeditions are designed for young adults who are searching for direction. These 30-day expeditions help students explore their strengths and values, identify future goals and create an action plan for the future. Throughout the course, you’ll participate in life coaching sessions and structured goal-setting activities that help clarify priorities, strengthen character and define a new, self-directed path.
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.
Length: 4 days
Dates: Dec 28 - 31, 2017
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.