BACKPACKING While exploring one of the world’s most famous footpaths you can expect to practice basic backcountry skills including on and off-trail navigation, weather forecasting and preparation, campfire cooking and tarp setup. ROCK CLIMBING At the midpoint of your expedition you will spend most of a day rock climbing and rappelling. In addition to your… READ MORE >
COURSE AREA Wild wonderful West Virginia invites you to explore the remote regions of “The Mountain State.” West Virginia is approximately 75% forest land and contains 2,029 miles of named trails. The backpacking component of your course will be in Monongahela National Forest which contains over 700 miles of these trails. This course area is… READ MORE >
This expedition is built for the eco-minded and adventurous. A group of individuals will become a tightly woven team as they travel in harmony through one of the world’s largest and most rare estuaries and the east’s most rugged trail. COURSE OVERVIEW The Chesapeake Bay: the largest estuary in the nation, is the meeting… READ MORE >
No two Outward Bound expeditions are ever quite the same. Every crew is unique; every route is distinct; and every adventure is dynamic. But one thing remains the same. On each course, students rise to meet exhilarating natural challenges in some of the country’s wildest places – and find strength and determination along the way. Build… READ MORE >
OVERVIEWVeterans expeditions provide a structured time and place to build camaraderie, outdoors skills, and personal growth. As they improve communication skills, establish trust, and validate experiences among other veterans, participants experience increases in sense of self-worth, sense of purpose and sense of achievement, all in a non-military setting. Designed to facilitate a unique and exciting… READ MORE >
Get Out And Lead (GOAL) is an Outward Bound scholarship program that has been developed to cultivate budding leaders through the unique challenge of a 10-day wilderness expedition. Students learn the skills that are critical to success and often not learned in the classroom- leadership styles, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and decision making. The ideal… READ MORE >
HOW TO APPLY Complete the Application, Personal Essay, and Letters of Recommendation forms. Submission Deadline: Completed Applications were due by SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020 to be considered. Those selected for the course will pay a $350 fee for the program ($50 with qualifying financial aid application) Open to residents of Maryland, DC, Virginia, and West Virginia.
MENTORSHIP, LEADERSHIP, & ADVENTURE This five-day Midshipmen & Veterans course is expedition-style, featuring a 50 mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail. On day one of your expedition you will meet your crew and pack up at our base before hitting the trail. You and your crew will carry all necessary food and equipment for unplugged,… READ MORE >