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.

Outdoor Educator Course

Blue Ridge Mtns. Outdoor Educator

Ages: 18+

Length: 50 days

Dates: 9.3.21 - 10.22.21

​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.

Semester Course

Blue Ridge Mtns to Ten Thousand Islands Leadership Semester

Ages: 18+

Length: 72-days

Dates: 9.29 - 12.2


Climb some of the premier rock climbing routes in the southeast and paddle thrilling whitewater rapids in the colorful autumn mountains of North Carolina. Once you’ve completed the first phase of your course, head south and journey by canoe and kayak where you’ll be greeted by barrier islands, canopied trees and exotic wildlife. This expedition offers the chance to challenge yourself, practice leadership skills and strengthen your sense of personal development.

Adult Courses

Pathfinder: Backpacking, Rock Climbing & Whitewater Canoeing

Ages: 18-25

Length: 30 days

Dates: 10.11.21 - 11.9.21

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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