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

Blue Ridge Mtns Backpacking and Rock Climbing

Ages: 30+    Length: 8-days   Dates: 9/29/18 - 10/6/18

Ages: 23+    Length: 4-days   Dates: 10/11/18 - 10/14/18

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. 


Instructor Courses

Blue Ridge Mountains Outdoor Educator

Length: 50 days

Ages: 18+

Dates: 9/1/18-10/20/18

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 setup camp in the backcountry, orienteering, rock climbing and rappelling and navigating Class I- Class III rapids. 


Pathfinder Courses

Pathfinder North Carolina to Florida

Length: 30 days

Ages: 18-25

Dates: 10/16/18 - 11/14/18

Sometimes you don't know where you want to go in life until you spend a few weeks in the middle of nowhere. Pathfinder courses offer all the components of a traditional Outward Bound courses with an added focus on goal setting and building strengths. On this 30-day course you will get the best of two worlds as you enjoy backpacking and climbing through the misty mountains of Western North Carolina and exploring the winding canoe trails of Central Florida's exotic waterways. 

Intercept Courses

Intercept Florida Canoeing

Length: 20-days

Ages: 12-13

Dates: 8/8/2018 - 8/27/18

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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