Appalachian Trail Backpacking & Rock Climbing

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 >

West Virginia Dolly Sods Backpacking & Canoeing

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 >

Chesapeake Bay Sea Kayaking & Appalachian Trail Backpacking

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 >

Chesapeake Bay Sea Kayaking & Environmental Leadership

COURSE OVERVIEW The Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the nation, is the meeting point where 400 rivers, creeks and streams spanning from NY to VA all travel to the Atlantic Ocean.  It boasts 4,600 miles of tidal shoreline perfect for kayaking. Settled by the Powhatan Indians and first explored by Captain John Smith in… READ MORE >

Insight: Team Building for Youth

We offer one day courses at Outward Bound’s campus in Baltimore’s Leakin Park or at your facility. Participants spend the day engaged in ground-based problem-solving initiatives as well as high ropes challenges. As they tackle their fears, they build confidence and develop a sense of trust and teamwork. Teams from schools to non-profits come together and work to… READ MORE >

Peer Leadership: Backpacking & Rock Climbing

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 >

Youth Leadership Corps (YLC)

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.

Peer Leadership: Service Learning Urban Expedition

This unique expedition takes students to the streets. We teach groups how to navigate the city by foot and public transportation while providing challenges focused on team building and cultural experiences. Our goal is to show students sides of the city that are often overlooked. On urban expeditions, participants explore the rich cultural, historical, and… READ MORE >

Peer Leadership: Canoeing

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 >