Blue Ridge Mountains Backpacking and Rock Climbing for Veterans (May-September)

For over 30 years, Outward Bound has run wilderness expeditions specially designed for war veterans and service members. Outward Bound draws on the healing benefits of teamwork, challenge, friendship and the natural world. These courses provide a unique opportunity for self-discovery that can help veterans with their transitions back into civilian life. 

Sample Course Itinerary
This is only a SAMPLE itinerary only.

DAY 1: Course start, duffle shuffle, camp craft, backpacking expedition

DAY 2-3: Backpacking expedition, navigation and risk management skills

DAY 4: Rock climbing and or ropes course, belaying and rappelling; Solo

DAY 5: Backpacking expedition

DAY 6: Personal challenge event, clean and de-issue gear, Breakfast Banquet, graduation ceremony. Course end.