Featured Courses



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 info@ncobs.org.

Struggling Teen Courses

Intercept Blue Ridge Mountains Backpacking, Rock Climbing & Whitewater Canoeing

Length: 28 day

Ages: 17-21

Dates: 9.24 - 10.21

Intercept courses are structured wilderness expeditions that help address behaviors such as unhealthy risk-taking, low self-image and motivation, defiance and poor decision-making and school performance.

Throughout the course students will be introduced to the joys and challenges of expeditionary backpacking while traveling in the unique ecosystems of Western North Carolina. New activities, crewmates and environments help to break habits and patterns as well as coach students on discovering the next positive steps in their lives.

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Adult Courses

Blue Ridge Mountains Backpacking & Rock Climbing for Adults

Length: 8-days

Ages: 30+

Dates: 9.28 - 10.5

On this expedition, backpack in the misty, cool, Blue Ridge Mountains. Breaking up those days on the trail will be time spent climbing rock faces, or rappelling down them. In addition to gaining experience traveling in some of the oldest mountains in the world, participants will build upon their confidence and leadership skills, meet people from all over the country and work with their team to meet daily goals.


Pathfinder Courses

Pathfinder Blue Ridge Mountains Backpacking and Rock Climbing to Florida Canoeing

Length: 30 days

Ages: 18-25

Dates: 10.15 - 11.13

Sometimes you don’t know where you want to go in life until you spend a few weeks in the middle of nowhere. Pathfinder expeditions give you time and space to understand what’s important to you and the skills to get there. Over the next 30 days, you’ll rise to meet natural challenges, becoming accustomed to setting goals, making decisions, and recovering from set-backs, all of which help clarify bigger choices that await you in life beyond your course.


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