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.

Teen Courses

Blue Ridge Mtns Backpacking and Whitewater Canoeing

Length: 9 or 14 days

Ages: 14-16 or 16-18

Dates: 7.6 - 7.14 or 7.25 - 8.7

In addition to learning whitewater canoeing skills, you and your crew will backpack through the Western North Carolina region which is home to hundreds of waterfalls, over a million acres of national forest, park and public land, roaring rivers and the highest peaks in the Eastern United States. While learning new skills in backcountry travel and whitewater canoeing, you’ll also develop teamwork and leadership skills, as well as confidence while you work with you group to meet daily goals.

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Struggling Teen Courses

Intercept Florida Canoeing

Length: 28 day

Ages: 14-17

Dates: 6.4.19 - 7.1.19

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 canoe travel, camp craft and group dynamics while traveling in the unique ecosystems of Florida’s waterways.

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