We Are North Carolina Outward Bound School

“There is more in us than we know. If we could be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less.”

Kurt Hahn

Founder of Outward Bound


We are North Carolina Outward Bound School – 50 Years Old

We are a living entity. The ever expanding sum of all of our students’ transformative moments, our instructors’ gifted teaching, our staff and board members’ dedicated work and our supporters’ generosity. As a school, we form a rich tapestry of experience that we dedicate now to all who helped to weave it.

Together, we are North Carolina Outward Bound School.

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NCOBS Today, Promotional Video, 2017

Defined By Our Bonds to Community

Together, we are resilient and innovative. We continue to learn and grow, drawing inspiration from our enduring principles, our visionary founders, and our students’ stories of transformation. We are compelled by Outward Bound’s ideals, and, in turn, we leave our mark.

Every heroic venture has purpose. Our quest is to change the world, one individual, one school, one organization at a time. Our enduring spirit is defined by our motto:

“ To serve, to strive, and not to yield.”

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“What Is NCOBS,” Promotional Video, 1977

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