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FEATURED COURSES


At North Carolina Outward Bound School, we have something for every age group. 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 info@ncobs.org.

Is the expedition of your dream all filled up for 2022? Sign-up for our early enrollment list for next year now. You'll receive the 2023 schedule first so that you can enroll early and have all course options available to you. 

Adult Courses

PATHFINDER BACKPACKING, CANOEING, AND CLIMBING

Ages: 18-25

Dates: 4.10- 5.9

Location: Blue Ridge Mountains, NC

Sometimes the noise of daily life makes it difficult to know what we really want, to set clear goals for ourselves, and to forge a path forward. Here’s your reset button. Our Pathfinder expeditions are designed to support students in increasing self-knowledge and awareness, improving goal-setting and decision-making processes, and developing perseverance and self-efficacy

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Backpacking and Climbing

Ages: 18+

Dates: 5.6 - 5.13

Location: Blue Ridge Mountains, NC

During adult courses, Instructors often facilitate the sharing of life experiences amongst the group and craft activities to allow for participants to examine where they’ve been, where they are now and where they’d like to go in the future. These courses are perfect for those who find themselves at a transition point in their lives, need a fresh outlook, or want to remind themselves ‘"there is more in you than they know."

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Family Courses

Backpacking and Rock Climbing

Dates: 5.4-5.7

Ages: 12+

Locations: Blue Ridge Mountains

Outward Bound family expeditions are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience the great outdoors with the people you love. These eye-opening adventures provide a new and exciting place to bond as a family, improve communication, and cultivate a shared sense of natural wonder as you explore some of the nation’s most pristine wilderness areas together.

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Instructor Development Course

Outdoor Educator

Ages: 18+

Dates: 3.7.23 - 4.25.23

Location: Blue Ridge Mountains, NC

As the oldest and leading provider of wilderness education in the world, Outward Bound provides comprehensive training on the fundamentals needed to become effective outdoor educators. On course, you and your crew will practice technical outdoor expedition skills, how to cook and set up camp in the backcountry, orienteering, rock climbing and rappelling, and navigating Class I-Class III rapids. By learning ‘hands-on,’ you will gain a better understanding of both the technical and teaching skills needed for a career in outdoor education.

 

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