At Pacific Northwest Outward Bound School, we strive to provide a wide variety of life-changing programs for students of all ages and life experiences.
Classic-style courses are the original Outward Bound program. These expeditions are based in the outdoors and teach students technical skills such as 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.
Gap Year Programs are long courses offered in remote, rugged wilderness settings that broaden students' world views while building skills in teamwork and leadership. This program is an ideal alternative for college-age students looking for something beyond the traditional classroom environment and for those who want to learn by doing. No other Outward Bound experience is as in-depth, absorbing or comprehensive as our wilderness semester courses. >MORE
School, Professional, and Group Programs
Partner with the oldest, most respected provider of outdoor education to bring experiential education to your classroom. After all, no education is complete without Outward Bound. >More
Professional and Group Programs
Turning individuals and groups into high-performance leaders and teams. In the wilderness or the boardroom, anywhere in the country, North West Outward Bound School's professional and group programs can help improve your organization’s performance through leadership, team skills, effective communication and trust. >MORE
Wilderness expeditions designed specifically for veterans and active service members transitioning back to civilian lives. Veterans expeditions help to reinforce the gratification, confidence, and self-worth that comes with working within a group,and build the skills necessary to successfully return to life after wartime service. > More
OUTWARD BOUND PROFESSIONAL
Custom-designed programs that augment leadership training and team development at the workplace for business professionals. The goal is to create positive, lasting change in the workplace through innovative programs that enhance the effectiveness of individuals, groups and organizations. > More
Designed to provide respectful healing experiences in a wilderness environment, these courses implement personal growth methodologies and a simple support model that honors the griever. The grief work that is purposefully woven into every aspect of the curriculum is not intended to provide therapy, but rather to facilitate an environment where young people can connect, build relationships, and share in a relevant healing experience with real-world outcomes.
Women-Only courses offer a rare experience: freedom from preconceived notions of traditional gender roles. Join two female instructors and other diverse women of all ages and different fitness levels in an outdoor experience of fun, growth and self-discovery.
The Outward Bound 50-day Instructor Development courses are designed to provide participants with the skills and experiences they need to begin a career in the outdoor experiential education industry. Outward Bound has trained many educators and offers a premier learning experience. By learning 'hands-on,' students will gain a better understanding of both the technical and teaching skills that will prepare them for an entry-level position as an outdoor or experiential education educator. >MORE
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