Step one: Complete the online enrollment by clicking on Reserve Your Spot Today (above), or call to enroll (866-467-7651 or 503-946-3404 option 3)
Step two: You will receive a personalized Registration E-Mail from your Course Advisor within 48 hours.
Step three: Complete the paperwork that we have directed you to on this website.
Step four: We may need a couple of weeks to review your enrollment packet and approve your participation.
Teen and College Application
Physician Exam Form
Admissions & Enrollment Policies
Note: Supplemental Forms may apply if we need more specific information about you. Refer to your Registration E-Mail to determine which supplemental forms are required for your enrollment packet.
Attending Outward Bound
Course Preparation & Physical Fitness
Information on Completing & Returning Forms
Need-Based Scholarship Application
In addition to technical skills, Outward Bound instructors will teach and facilitate the interpersonal skills that will allow the group to function effectively as a team to accomplish set goals. Outward Bound courses are team environments where students work closely together to travel, cook and navigate every day. Throughout Outward Bound’s 50-year history, we strive to deliver new perspective on compassion and being of service to others.
As the last days of the course draw near, students will be able to maximize their independence and decision making as instructors empower them to use their newly acquired confidence and skills to make the decisions that will see them through the final days of their expedition.
Each Outward Bound course in Washington includes a solo experience. Instructors thoughtfully manage a solo so that it is a time where students can relax from the physical and mental rigors of the course and spend some time reflecting upon the experience. While students will be largely alone during this time, they will be close to the instructor basecamp and instructors will check on students regularly. Our courses also include a service component. Service projects range widely depending on the course, but may include projects such as trail repair, removal of invasive species, assisting at our local food bank farm or engaging with organizations in the island communities we visit.
Successful completion of this course demands mastery of skills, trust, fitness, confidence, tenacity, leadership, initiative and compassion. The promotion of these qualities and the discovery of what strength lies within is the purpose of Outward Bound.
Northwest Sailing - (Ages 16-18)
The Northwest Sailing course explores the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Longboats are replicas of the boats used by the European and American explorers of the Pacific Northwest during the 18th and 19th centuries.Our sailing courses focus on maritime and wilderness skills including navigation, natural history, setting and trimming sails, and basic living aboard a Longboat.