Who we are / What is Outward Bound?

What it means to be outward bound

An Outward Bound program is about bringing out the best of every individual. The power and intensity of learning and adventure in the outdoors creates positive experiences and memories that have a lasting impact.

In order to understand the needs of each participant and provide challenge in the natural environment at the edge of, but not beyond their ability, programs are facilitated by expert practitioners applying an effective process. Our schools create the opportunity to develop an appreciation of the balance between risk, reward and responsibility. Stretching people both physically and mentally. In doing so they act with care, concern and generosity towards people and the natural environment.

Our People

  • Expert outdoor practitioners
  • A pool of creative talent which enables development of solutions focused and innovative programs
  • Experienced educators who facilitate learning
  • Educators who challenge and impel participants to perform
  • Highly qualified and experienced outdoor instructors

Our Process

  • Experiential learning and development using the outdoors
  • Practical application of theoretical models with continuous reviewing and reflection
  • Instillation of new behaviours and skills that transfer to the participant’s home, school and work environments and that improve performance
  • Focus on personal journeys
  • Focus on continuous reviewing and reflection

Our Places

  • Real adventures in the natural environment
  • Inspiring locations provide limitless opportunities
  • Scale of experience and journeys is unique and challenging

We create lasting impact in the lives of our participants

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