The tuition and travel expense for your North Carolina Outward Bound Veterans course is fully funded by several generous donors. After you are cleared to participate and the course is confirmed a “go” we will contact you to finalize your travel plans. Travel plans are typically confirmed 30-45 days before the course starts. 

You have the option of either flying or driving to/from course:

Airline Travel 

NCOBS will purchase you a round-trip plane ticket to/from the airport course start/end location.

You are responsible for your own baggage fees. 

If you are traveling from west of the Mississippi River, we may arrange for you to travel the day before course starts so that you arrive on time. Please plan for this when making arrangements to be away from work, school or home. Scholarship funds will cover the cost of a hotel room if we need to fly you in a day early. You will be responsible for arranging shuttle transportation from the airport to the hotel, and from the hotel back to the airport the following day to meet Outward Bound.   

After we purchase your airline ticket, if you cancel from the course or do not show up for the flight, you are responsible* for paying the cost of the ticket and the $250 Cancellation Penalty. 

EXCEPTION*: If you cannot attend course due to receiving deployment orders that conflict with the course dates, we will not hold you responsible for cost of the plane ticket or the Cancellation Penalty, provided you supply us with documentation of your orders.  

Vehicle Travel 

You can choose to drive to/from course. You will need to park in long-term parking at the airport. If you choose to drive to course, NCOBS will reimburse you for gas and airport parking fees. You must mail, e-mail or fax a copy of your receipts within 7-days of the course end. 

Back Up Travel Plan
Be Prepared - Determine a Backup Travel Plan 

Please reference our COVID-19 Program Protocols.

You MUST take a COVID-19 Antigen Test 24-Hours Prior to Course Start.
Participants will also take a COVID-19 test on course start day, administered by NCOBS Staff. 

Should you need to depart Outward Bound due to a positive COVID-19 test result or other illness symptoms:

  • on course start day - travel plans must be adjusted that day
  • during course - you must depart within 48 hours
NCOBS or our travel agent will assist coordinating your departure from course, which may include an overnight hotel stay. 

Please reference the CDC recommendations for Protecting Yourself When Using Transportation and Considerations for Travelers.