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 >

Real Tales from the Trail: This is Outward Bound

“I signed you up to go backpacking this summer” “What- backpacking? What’s that, like camping?” What did she just sign me up for I thought to myself. No way. I hate bugs and I’m allergic to literally everything outside. Besides, who’s gonna keep up with my social media? “Yeah, sorta. You should look it up,… 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 >

An Interview with Tom Polk, the LNT Guy

“GO TO THE LNT GUY” In researching Leave No Trace (LNT) ethics, I kept being told by members of our office, “go to the LNT guy: Tom Polk!” In learning about LNT from Tom, I learned a lot about his passion for the environment and a bit about his 25+ year history at Outward Bound…. READ MORE >

About Cornerstone’s Student Speaker, Jordan Rose

We at Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School are thrilled to have one of our alumni join us as our Student Speaker for our upcoming Cornerstone event. ABOUT JORDAN We selected Jordan to speak at our event due to his personal commitment and dedication to the Outward Bound mission. After participating in one of our… 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 >

Hampstead Hill Academy – Interview with Principal Hornbeck

Recently we visited with Principal Matthew Hornbeck at Hampstead Hill Academy in Baltimore, one of our long-term partners in the city. Their students have done everything from our one-day Insight programs to the Police Youth Challenge, and even our week-long wilderness expeditions. In fact, Principal Hornbeck is a multiple time alumnus of Outward Bound, so… READ MORE >