Outward Bound is the world’s oldest and largest adventure based education program. Founded during World War II in Great Britain by progressive educator, Kurt Hahn, Outward Bound now operates more than 40 programs in 29 nations. Using innovative instructional practices in both urban and wilderness environments, Outward Bound inspires participants with opportunities to make positive choices for their futures as students and as members of their communities.

The center of Outward Bound’s educational philosophy is the belief that for young people to succeed, they need character growth and skills to assume leadership roles and take positive approaches to life’s challenges. By engaging students in demanding situations, often in unfamiliar environments, Outward Bound helps students to develop as leaders and encourages self-reliance, physical fitness, craftsmanship, service, and, above all, compassion.