Share the adventure of a lifetime together and create lasting memories.
Family courses offer the same challenges as any Outward Bound course, with an added focus on deepening the relationship between a parent and child. On this course, you and your child will learn about teamwork, communication and respect as you accomplish things you never imagined. Throughout the expedition, Instructors facilitate discussions about family dynamics, family values, traditions and priorities, and strategies to bring Outward Bound values and design principles into the home. This is a unique opportunity – and a designated time and space – for families to enjoy each other and the wilderness around them.
Alumni Blog: Challenge that bonds us
It was 1998, and I received a phone call no one wants, my doctor telling me I had non-hodgkins lymphoma for the second time in my life. Although this time it was first stage, not like the fourth stage “get your affairs in order” 15 years before. I decided that after the chemo was done I was going to take my then fifteen year old son, Ryan Stevens, on a parent-child Outward Bound course, as that gave me something to look forward to and to prepare for.
Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they’re yours. Richard Bach
I began a rigorous workout routine of weight lifting, hiking and running to get myself back into shape after the chemotherapy. I made an effort to get stronger and be ready for the adventure of Outward Bound. My then new Vasque boots were thoroughly broken in before we left for North Carolina. > Read more.