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 >

Our 2022 Blue Heron Educator Award Winners

The Blue Heron Educator Award is designed to recognize educators who embody the characteristics of agility, integrity, compassion, and perseverance, and have gone above and beyond to inspire those same traits in their students—both in and out of the classroom. CBOBS recognizes two educators every year from their two core markets—Baltimore and Washington, DC. The… READ MORE >

A Unique ROTC Program Finishes its First Year

A new ROTC program and partnership wraps up its first year with Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets from Bowie State University and University of Maryland completing a five-day wilderness expedition on the Appalachian Trail. The week-long challenge was the final step in the first year of the Building Bridges program. The program kicked off with… READ MORE >

Welcoming New Leadership to Our Board of Trustees

At Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School, we work to change lives through challenge and discovery. Our ability to foster life changing experiences for students across Baltimore, Washington DC, and the greater DMV could not happen without the dedication and support of our Board of Trustees. We are pleased to share the appointment of our new… READ MORE >

Baltimore and DC Educators Win Inaugural Educator Award

While we’ve always had the privledge to work with educators that are tirelessly dedicated to their students and families, it has been through these pandemic year that we’ve found the importance of celebrating them even further. “With the COVID-19 pandemic causing most schools to pivot to virtual learning, educators around the country—including those in the… READ MORE >

Building Bridges

This September kicked off a new program and partnership partnering with the 2LT Richard W. Collins III Foundation, and Under Armour. Over three years, ROTC cadets of Bowie State University and University of Maryland, College Park will come together through Outward Bound one-day teambuilding and 7-day wilderness expeditions. The goal? Support emerging leaders in ROTC… READ MORE >

A Special Delivery Celebrating Our Scholarship Students

Our scholarship expeditions, Get Out And Lead (GOAL) for students entering grades 7-9, and Youth Leadership Corps (YLC) for students entering grades 10-12 have been a pillar of our programming since the early beginnings of our organization. Sometimes an alumnus returning after a school group expedition, or sometimes a new student striving for more, these expeditions bring together students with a desire for personal growth and leadership.  The application process can be highly competitive… READ MORE >

An Outward Bound Experience Shared through a Mother’s Lens

When Monique heard she was sending her son on a five-day backpacking course she was hesitant at best, yet after seeing William’s transformation from his expedition she couldn’t wait to send him out again. Monique shares her story of watching her son’s transformation and learn what motivated her to join the Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School’s Donor Community.  

2020 Year End Appreciation & Awards

Ask any Outward Bound staff about our annual year-end celebration and they’ll probably talk about the appreciation, gratitude, and general magic of the night. Board members, administrators, and field staff (showered and dressed up) all pile into a room to share a meal together. The night comes alive as we recognize the milestone of another… READ MORE >