Throwback: The 15th Annual Cornerstone Awards

CORNERSTONE AWARDS DINNER SATURDAY, MAY 12 2017 The 15th Annual Cornerstone Awards Dinner ordered up some classic Outward Bound weather for this year’s event, but that didn’t stop our guests from taking on the Aerial Teams Course before sitting down for the evening. We were treated to a live stream of the Kentucky Derby, a… READ MORE >

Board Spotlight: John Avirett

BOARD SPOTLIGHT: JOHN AVIRETT GREENSPRING ASSOCIATES  |  BOARD MEMBER, DONOR “I serve because I believe in the skill sets that we offer students, and because I know that development is tied to a city that I care about. I know that our work will have a long-term impact on our future society.” When I was… READ MORE >

The Wildest Course Areas for our Students

URBAN BASED, WILDERNESS EQUIPPED THE CHESAPEAKE REGION HAS SOME OF THE WILDEST COURSE AREA FOR OUR STUDENTS Baltimore might be in our name, but our students explore wilderness areas all over the Chesapeake Region: from West Virginia, to Pennsylvania, and all over the state of Maryland. Each and every year, our team scours the remote… READ MORE >

Focused on Character in the Chesapeake Region

FOCUSED ON CHARACTER HOW WE SHAPE CHARACTER CURRICULUM IN THE CHESAPEAKE REGION Our 2017 season brought back perennial school partners like Episcopal High School for their 20th year of Outward Bound expeditions. It also brought unique opportunities to serve groups of students from across the region and country – such as Tundra Women’s Coalition, Laalot,… READ MORE >

Change a World: An Interview with the Richard Family

(L to R) Madeleine, Isabelle, mom Virginia, and little brother Phineas THE RICHARD FAMILY is one of thousands that have experienced the life-changing magic of Outward Bound. Madeleine, a senior at the Baltimore School for the Arts, participated in both our middle school Get Out and Lead (GOAL) and high school Youth Leadership Corps (YLC)… READ MORE >

Charting Course: 21 Days with USNA Midshipmen

USNA Midshipmen Complete 21-day Expedition with CBOBS Over the course of 21 days in June, eight United States Naval Academy Midshipmen traveled through wilderness in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania during a fully funded expedition with the Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School (CBOBS). The expedition included six days of backpacking and rock climbing along… READ MORE >

Baltimore Director Leads From Beyond The Desk

It’s not often the leader of an organization gets their hands dirty in quite the way Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School’s Executive Director does. An Outward Bound alumna herself, Ginger Mihalik is an avid adventurer who knows what it takes to complete the challenge of an Outward Bound course. She does more than lead… READ MORE >

PRESS RELEASE: New Bill Secures $1.2M In Support For Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School’s Police Youth Challenge

Baltimore, MD, May 15, 2018 – The Governor’s recent signing of MD HB432 successfully established The Maryland Violence Intervention and Prevention Program Fund. The $10M grant fund was created “to support effective violence reduction strategies by providing competitive grants to local governments and nonprofit organizations to fund evidence-based health programs or evidence-informed health programs”. One… READ MORE >

White Paper: Character Education Demystified (by Sara Gibb)

The paper showcases the Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School (CBOBS) wraparound Wilderness Expedition experience as a solution for teaching Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills to youth, specifically in the areas of social problem solving, resilience, emotional self-efficacy, and conflict management. Intentionally developing Social and Emotional Learning skills leads to increased mastery in personal,… READ MORE >

Alumni Wisdom: Should you accept your patch at graduation?

Recently, we had the pleasure of taking the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida on a Service Urban Expedition here in Baltimore City. They worked hard to complete all the challenges we put in front of them, tackling service projects throughout the city while navigating on foot, public transit, and even canoe. Their crew covered a… READ MORE >