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.

Adult Courses

10,000 Islands Sea Kayaking

Length: 7 days

Ages: 18+

Dates: 12/28/18 - 1/3/19

On this expedition, you will be paddling through lush mangrove tunnels in a land of contrast: between tropic and semi-tropic, land and sea and salt and fresh water. You and your crew will learn to work together to read tide charts, explore unique ecosystems, cook and set-up camp on white sandy beaches under the stars as you paddle to new areas each day.

Pathfinder Courses

Pathfinder FL Canoeing to Blue Ridge Mtns Backpacking & Climbing

Length: 30 days

Ages: 18-25

Dates: 2/24-3/25/19

Pathfinder is deliberate in its approach for young people seeking help in ‘finding their path’ in life. The wilderness classroom allows students to develop an extensive range of technical outdoor skills. More importantly, Pathfinder participants acquire transferable skills like effective communication, self-awareness and resiliency. 

Outdoor Educator Courses

Blue Ridge Mtns Outdoor Educator

Length: 50-days

Ages: 18+

Dates: 3/9 - 4/27/19

On course, you and your crew will practice technical outdoor expedition skills, how to cook and setup 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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