Character skills can be taught – both in the classroom and in nature’s physically and challenging environments. With this curriculum we employ the experiential learning tools that Outward Bound instructors have used in the field for decades and expand them into teachable lessons available to guiding, supportive teachers and adults to facilitate with their student groups. When these customizable lesson plans are used in conjunction with an Outward Bound Expedition, students are empowered by learning how to persevere through challenge, manage conflict, show compassion, and solve problems. This unique approach equips students with the life and leadership skills to transfer learning and enact positive change in their own lives and communities.


Students grapple with questions such as:

  • Why do some people overcome challenge while others give up easily?
  • What is effective communication?
  • How do our experiences shape and define us?

Lessons can be filtered by Social-Emotional outcomes that align with our Educational Model, the Domains of Thriving.

Students learn and practice tools and skills that equip them for life AND their Outward Bound program

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Select one of our pre-made session maps

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Character Education Demystified by Sara Gibb

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