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Discover your stength of character, ability to lead and desire to serve with Outward Bound 

Step 1: Enroll and pay a deposit.

Secure your spot on the North Carolina Outward Bound School course of your choice. Be sure to read over our Enrollment Policies and Procedures as well as Cancellation and Transfer Policies.

1). The first and fastest way you can enroll is by calling 1-888-75-NCOBS (1-888-756-2627) and speaking with Course Advisor during the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Be prepared to pay the non-refundable Application Fee of $125 if it's more than 60 days before the course start date and full tuition and fees if it's 59 days or less until course starts.

2). The second way to secure your spot on a course is by filling out the secure online form. You can do this 24 hours a day/7 days a week. A Course Advisor will contact you during our business hours within 1 business day to complete the enrollment process. However, until you speak with us, your spot will not be secure.

If the course you are interested in has only a few spots left, it is strongly recommended that you enroll via phone during our business hours. If you have not yet chosen a course, refer to the Course Finder on the right side of this page to check out the course options.


Step 2: Fill out the forms.

Once you have completed the enrollment process, our Student Services Department will send your Application Forms and Important Course Information to you in a Registration E-mail.  Please read this entire e-mail and download the appropriate forms listed there (the e-mail will contain links to all the forms you need). There are required medical history forms to be filled out and returned and a tab included called Important Course Information is provided to help you better prepare for your adventure (travel, required clothing and gear, sample itinerary). You will not receive the Registration E-mail with these required forms until you've completed Step 1.


Step 3: Send us the completed forms.

Complete all the required forms and submit to us by mail or fax, which is included in your Registration E-mail, or by scanning into PDF format and e-mailing to with your name and course number in the subject line.


Step 4: Get ready for the challenge.

Start preparing mentally and physically for your North Carolina Outward Bound course. You don't have to be a world-class athlete to complete an Outward Bound course. In fact, most of our courses are designed for the average person who is looking for a physical, mental and social challenge. Still, your level of physical readiness will affect your experience. Learn more about what's required and how you can better prepare yourself for your personal challenge.


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