Ditch the tablet. Unplug the phone. Tap into the power of the natural world. You might be surprised at what you’ll find in the silence between footsteps; the quiet between paddle strokes; the space between stars.
Classic-style courses are the original Outward Bound program. These expeditions are based in the outdoors and teach students technical skills like navigation, camp craft, the basics of backpacking or rock climbing and much more. As students learn these skills in challenging situations, they also learn the value of teamwork, compassion for others and the pursuit of excellence.
Designed for adults (aged: 18+, 23+, 30+), these Classic wilderness adventure expeditions are about recapturing the enthusiasm of doing something new, different and difficult. Participants tackle challenges and re-discover their strength and energy. Classic adult courses instill a fresh sense of confidence and clarity.
Alumni Blog: Eat dessert first
In fielding a lot of questions along the lines of “Why on Earth would you want to go do something like that?” I was able to answer easily…for the experience. When is the last time you sought out a new experience, profoundly developmental or otherwise, just for the sake of doing something new/different? Given our comfort-addicted culture (of which I certainly include myself), I’m imagining a lot of people don’t bother seeking out this kind of thing. Pretty understandable given people’s dedication to their profoundly comfy comfort zone – it’s how it got its name after all. It’s comfortable. > Read more
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