TRAVEL INFORMATION

The information below explains how to make and submit your travel arrangements for Outward Bound.

ONLY MAKE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS AFTER:

  1. You have been cleared to participate AND
  2. You are notified that your course has been confirmed as “GO.” In order for a course to be confirmed as “GO,” we must achieve a minimum number of firm enrollments.  Firm = applicants who are fully paid and cleared to participate.

We typically need 6 firm enrollments in order to confirm the course as “GO.” If you purchase airline tickets before notified to do so, make sure you either purchase refundable/transferable tickets OR purchase trip insurance covering the cost of airfare in the event your course is canceled or if you are not cleared to participate. North Carolina Outward Bound is not responsible for refunding the cost of airline tickets, clothing and gear, etc.

Course Start - Traveling to Outward Bound

YOUR COURSE WILL BEGIN AT THIS LOCATION WHETHER YOU ARE ARRIVING BY PLANE OR CAR.

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) - www.flylcpa.com

11000 Terminal Access Road – Ft. Myers, FL 33913 

  • Airline Arrival 12:00 Noon: Book your inbound flight to arrive no later than 12:00 Noon on the first day of the course. Do not book arrival after 12:00 Noon as  we are unable to accommodate arrivals after this time. Itineraries booked outside of these times will require rebooking which can be costly and avoidable.
  • Vehicle Arrival 12:00 Noon: If you are arriving by car, arrive no later than 12:00 Noon on the first day of the course.

This is our only pick-up location/time.

 

TRAVEL DELAYS

If you are delayed while traveling, call us immediately at 800-878-5258. We work diligently to accommodate unforeseen travel delays. However, in certain cases of extreme delays, it may not be possible for you to join the course.

CELL PHONES

Traveling to and from course with a cell phone and charger is encouraged.  Upon arrival and check in with our staff at the airport, we will remind participants to call their families immediately, as cell phones are not permitted once the course has officially begun. At that point, all cell phones will be turned off and stored in personal luggage until course end.

BE PREPARED 

Be dressed in items from the clothing list, make all necessary calls and have eaten prior to departure from the airport.

Review current government regulations regarding carry-on items at www.tsa.gov. Many airlines charge for each checked bag. Check your airline’s baggage policy and pay any fees for you or your child’s inbound and outbound flights.

Outward Bound Check-In Location

An Outward Bound representative will meet ALL arrivals in the Lower Level Baggage Claim Area at the row of seats near Belt 2 and the Lost Baggage Claim Office.

Look for our representative wearing a shirt or hat with an Outward Bound logo and/or carrying an Outward Bound sign.  Our representative will have a list of all student names and will note your arrival.

Our supervision officially begins when students depart the airport by NCOB vehicle or charter transportation.

Course End - Traveling Home

YOUR COURSE WILL END AT THIS LOCATION WHETHER YOU ARE DEPARTING BY PLANE OR CAR.

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) - www.flylcpa.com

11000 Terminal Access Road – Ft. Myers, FL 33913 

  • Airline Departure 2:00 PM: Book your departure no earlier than 2:00 PM on the last day of the course. Itineraries booked earlier than 2:00 PM will require re-booking which can be costly and avoidable.
  • Vehicle Departure 12:00 Noon: The pick-up/vehicle departure time is 12:00 Noon on the last day of the course.

This is our only drop-off location/time.

Submit Your Travel Arrangements to Outward Bound

At least two weeks prior to course start, provide the following to your Student Services Representative via their email address,  FAX: 1-828-298-8660 or email studentservices@ncobs.org. Any of these options will get the information to us.

  • If traveling by plane, submit the complete airline ticket itinerary for both travel days.
  • Arriving early? Include lodging information. Include the student’s name, course number and course dates. 
  • If traveling by vehicle, submit confirmation of vehicle drop-off and pick-up dates and times.  Include the name(s) and cell phone numbers of the adult(s) who will be responsible for drop-off and pick-up. Again, include the student’s name, course number and course dates.
Trip Insurance - Highly Recommended

We highly recommend you purchase Trip Insurance to cover your investment (e.g. course tuition, airfare and/or emergency evacuation). You may use a vendor of your choice or Gennifer Hogan of All Ways Travel. Gennifer is knowledgeable about our programs, has access to multiple trip insurance options and is dedicated to helping you find coverage that’s best for you.

Gennifer Hogan: genniferhogan@gmail.com
1-828-874-3242 

Hotel/Lodging Information

HOTELS NEAR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau can provide you with information for many local lodging options: 1-800-237-6444. If you need shuttle service to or from your hotel, confirm the availability of a shuttle before confirming reservation.

TSA Travel Regulations

If you are traveling by air, be aware of TSA guidelines. To avoid TSA taking items out of your carry-on luggage (like insect repellent and sunscreen), pack these items in your checked luggage or do not exceed size specifications. For more information please visit the TSA website: Transportation Security Administration - Carry-ons