Staff Training at Movement Gym

On Tuesday, staff from Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School (CBOBS) travelled to Movement climbing gym in Crystal City, VA. Located on the border with D.C , the gym will allow CBOBS to incorporate a key component of our curriculum into our growing DC day programs: rope elements. At our Leakin Park location, team belay activities… READ MORE >

A Reflection on One Year as CBOBS Executive Director

A common saying on an Outward Bound expedition states, “The journey is long, yet, each day is a flash”.  It is a nod to all the challenges and miles a crew may have ahead, balanced with the feelings of togetherness and accomplishment when a crew thrives together. We celebrate our own crew milestone here at… READ MORE >

Incorporating Purpose Driven Leadership into Your Work

Why Join Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School as a Board Member Adding purpose into your life and work is associated with a range of benefits from physical health to a better ability to navigate complex challenges, at work or home. A study by Harvard Business Review found that, “fewer than 20% of leaders have a… READ MORE >

The World Comes to Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School

Over three days, Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School (CBOBS) welcomed the Outward Bound International (OBI) Board and Committee of Executive Directors for their semi-annual board meeting. With programs running in 34 countries and six continents, it was an honor for CBOBS to host this group and highlight our work and impact across the Baltimore and… READ MORE >

Welcoming CBOBS New Executive Director, Kristen Komlosy

We are excited to announce Kristen Komlosy as the new Executive Director of Chesapeake Outward Bound School. Kristen comes to Outward Bound with a wealth of non-profit leadership experience, most recently as the Executive Director of Shelters to Shutters for the National Capital Region (DC, MD, and VA). Her roots and passions have long been… READ MORE >

Accepting Your Patch Years Later

The Tradition of the Outward Bound Patch Towards the end of an Outward Bound expedition is a tradition shared across crews. Students are handed their Outward Bound patch to accept it if they choose. A small token to signify the accomplishments and challenges of an expedition, students decide for themselves if they feel like they’ve… READ MORE >

Bridging a Different Gap

I remember the moment clearly. I was standing in front of my 4th grade class giving a lesson on honesty. I remember thinking, “why should they believe me?”  Honesty is really hard! It requires courage, integrity, self-confidence, and so much more. How could I give my students an experience that helped them see the value… READ MORE >