This campaign will improve four of our seven properties and program areas to ensure safety, quality, and maximum efficiency. Our goal is to fortify and enhance infrastructure to support programming and maximize capacity at Table Rock, Cedar Rock and Sunset Island, and to improve the Arthur M. Blank Building, our administrative office in Asheville.
Facility upgrades and enhancements will have a significant impact on programs and will bring our systems and facilities up to current standards. Upgrades to staff housing will directly impact staff retention by providing appropriate and comfortable living situations for all staff—both permanent and seasonal—allowing them to be more settled, efficient, and focused on course planning and meaningful interaction with students and colleagues. Base camp enhancements and additions will also allow us to reach our maximum course capacity—up to 12 crews at a time at both Table Rock and Cedar Rock and nine crews on Sunset Island.
Students spend time on base while participating in ropes course and rock climbing activities—course components that provide significant opportunities for growth. Program administrators, field instructors, and support staff live at our base camps throughout the year. The strong sense of home, community, and purpose at Table Rock, Cedar Rock, and Sunset Island support and inform our staff members’ work with students on a daily basis.
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Make a donation to the Base Camp and Facilities Enhancement Fund today!
North Carolina Outward Bound School is a registered 501(c)(3). Contributions are therefore tax-deductible to the full extent provided by the law. Financial information about North Carolina Outward Bound School is available from the NC State Solicitation Licensing Branch at (919) 733-4150.