Middle School

Breathtaking wilderness settings coupled with challenge, adventure, and an amazing new group of friends, students can't help but gain new confidence.

Classic-style courses are the original Outward Bound program. These expeditions are based in the outdoors and teach students technical skills like 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.

Our Classic Middle School expeditions are designed to create a connection with nature and a newfound confidence in students aged 12-14. Surrounded by like-minded peers and supportive instructors, students build bonds with one another, begin to test their own independence and return home with new insights and skills to share. These courses are shorter in length, but provide an exciting introduction to the full continuum of Outward Bound programming.

 

Mid-Atlantic Appalachians Backpacking & Rock Climbing

Backpacking, Rock Climbing

Courses: 2 scheduled
Ages:12-18
Destination:Appalachian Trail
Length: 8-14 DAYS
Cost: $2,450
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Water Gap Canoeing & Leadership for Girls

Canoeing, Leadership Intensive

Courses: 1 scheduled
Ages:12-14
Destination:Water Gap
Length: 8 DAYS
Cost: $2,450
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Water Gap Canoeing, Backpacking & Rock Climbing

Backpacking, Canoeing, Rock Climbing

Courses: 3 scheduled
Ages:12-14
Destination:Water Gap
Length: 10-12 DAYS
Cost: $3,050
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Pinelands Backpacking, Canoeing & High Ropes

Backpacking, Canoeing, Challenge Course

Courses: 1 scheduled
Ages:12-14
Destination:Pinelands National Reserve
Length: 8
Cost: $2,450
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High School

It’s not going to be easy, but it will be worth it. Experience rugged wilderness. Tackle demanding natural challenges. And at the end of it all, emerge a tenacious, trail-tested leader with genuine confidence and a passion to do more.

Classic-style courses are the original Outward Bound program. These expeditions are based in the outdoors and teach students technical skills like 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.

Designed for students aged 14-18, our Classic expeditions push students physically, socially and emotionally. Often when they think they’ve reached their limits, they find there is more within them. Students discover their passion; dig deep; master skills – both technical and interpersonal. Surrounded by the pristine natural world and a crew of adventurous peers, students work as a team to achieve goals and learn skills.

Water Gap Backpacking, Canoeing & Leadership

Backpacking, Canoeing, Leadership Intensive

Courses: 4 scheduled
Ages:12-16
Destination:Water Gap
Length: 12-14 DAYS
Cost: $3,396
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Mid-Atlantic Appalachians Environmental Service & Backpacking

Backpacking, Leadership Intensive, Service Intensive

Courses: 1 scheduled
Ages:16-18
Destination:Appalachian Trail
Length: 14 DAYS
Cost: $4,225
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Mid-Atlantic Appalachians Backpacking & Rock Climbing

Backpacking, Rock Climbing

Courses: 2 scheduled
Ages:12-18
Destination:Appalachian Trail
Length: 8-14 DAYS
Cost: $2,450
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Adults

Ditch the tablet. Unplug the phone. Tap into the power of the natural world.

You might be surprised at what you’ll find in the silence between footsteps; the quiet between paddle strokes; the space between stars. Designed for adults aged 18+, these Classic wilderness adventure expeditions are about recapturing the enthusiasm of doing something new, different and difficult. Participants tackle personal and physical challenges and re-discover their strength and energy. With a focus on wellness and skill-building, Classic adult courses instill a fresh sense of confidence and clarity.

Water Gap Backpacking, Canoeing & Leadership for Adults

Backpacking, Canoeing, Leadership Intensive, Rock Climbing

Courses: 1 scheduled
Ages:18-25
Destination:Water Gap
Length: 14 DAYS
Cost: $4,226
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