We are Resilient Together


The world looks nothing like what we knew just a few short months ago, but one thing hasn’t changed – Northwest Outward Bound School exists to create transformational change in lives and communities.

On course, we know that students grow the most and the quickest during the moments of intense challenge. For NWOBS, this is that time and this is our course. We've used this time to reflect and adapt, to determine how to serve during a time of pandemic and social unrest. Through making a charitable gift, you will help us ensure that we can continue to provide critically important educational experiences for students when youth will need it most.


"Somewhere along the way during my 50-day course, the real lesson of Outward Bound stuck...It’s a camaraderie one remembers long after Outward Bound is over. One where you take care of each other and wish for each other’s well-being as much as your own." 

- Jenny, 2019 NWOBS Alum

United we are #ResilientTogether

While we've had to make difficult decisions in response to the pandemic including course cancellations and staff furloughs, we are working hard to adapt to the current environment and live out the Outward Bound ideals to best serve our communities. We are:

  • Exploring opportunities for dynamic virtual programming for public schools and community partners.
  • Expanding alumni engagement to better connect with and mobilize the power of our networks.
  • Deepening our organizational learning and involvement in social justice work.
  • Preparing to serve safely in the future so that we can be part of healing and bridging the social and emotional learning gap caused by the pandemic.

How can you help?

Providing a charitable gift to Northwest Outward Bound School is the most impactful way to help ensure that we can continue our transformational programs for students into the future. We are thrilled to share that 100% of our Board of Directors have committed unrestricted donations as a part of our Resilient Together campaign. Will you join them in making a charitable gift? 100% of your donation will directly support our school’s core operations and our work to adapt to the needs of this unique time.


Mail a check to 1411 SW Morrison St., Suite 250 Portland, OR 97205
Call our team at (971) 256-5300
Email [email protected] for details

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