Outward Bound Training: What to Expect

Instructors coming into Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School kick off their tenure with a extended training period that is meant to prepare them to become full-time instructors. Formally known as the Instructor Apprenticeship, this training period is a highlight for many starting their time at CBOBS. Both program support work and field instructing provide new… 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 >

An Insider Look at Virtual Programming

A look back on a virtual semester With one full semester of virtual programming in the books, we wanted to go to the people on the ground (through the screen?) who have been facilitating these programs to ask them about their takeaways since working virtually with our students. Since the canceling of in-programs this spring… READ MORE >

Student Stories: Cooper’s Fire Watch

Fire Watch has been build into many Outward Bound expeditions. The history begins with Outward Bound’s founder, Kurt Hahn, who often would call on his students to serve as lighthouse watch in Scotland- to keep the fire going so others wouldn’t lose their way. While just teenagers, Hahn fully believed, “There is more in you… READ MORE >

Updates in Response to Racial Injustice

We stand with #StopAsianHate and look to leaders and organizations working to actively dismantle oppression. While the post may be late, it remains important. As Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month continues, we share some ways to celebrate and grow this month. We know that #StopAsianHate is more than just a post and are reminded… READ MORE >

The Board That Knows No Bounds.

This Fall, seven members from our Board of Trustees ventured onto the Appalachian Trail to further connect to the Outward Bound mission. While many of them have been on courses before, this group was spending it’s first time together as a crew. That means they performed all the same duties and challenges our students do… READ MORE >