OUTWARD BOUND IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL
It's official — Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School has launched Outward Bound's first-ever campus in Washington DC! We'll be growing our operations to include a new, physical location in collaboration with DC Parks and Recreation, complete with space to offer high-ropes day programs and as a basecamp for our wilderness expeditions to start/end right in the heart of the District.
This new campus will also allow us to bring our Character Curriculum into schools that need our programming to improve social emotional learning in DC classrooms, whether that's through our in-classroom facilitation or new virtual programs for distance learning. We've been perfecting our programs for over 30 years, and are proud to be able to provide end to end support for the partner schools we work with to ensure we can address the needs of students, educators, school administrators and the communities that surround them. Our team hopes that you'll join us in celebrating this exciting new chapter for our school with two special events during the week of October 19, 2020. Stay tuned to our social media channels for even more content about our plans for DC during this week as well!
ALUMNI FILM FESTIVAL: WHO AM I OUTSIDE?
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 | 6PM-8PM
Gather with alums from the Baltimore and Washington, DC area for a virtual watch party and discussion hosted by Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School and Outward Bound USA. We’ll join to watch a few film shorts centered around the celebration of who we are outside and the challenges that can often bring. Featured shorts will include Go Dark – a Wild East Story (Appalachian Trail Conservancy), Akuna Hikes - PTSD Healing Through Hiking (Merrell), and Women of Rock (Adam Moffat). We’ll then hear from a panel of Outward Bound instructors and students as well as others exploring the important work of identity in the outdoors. RSVP for the event here.
DC CAMPUS RIBBON CUTTING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 | 1PM-2PM
Join Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School as we hear from Outward Bound’s Leadership, along with key members of the DC Community to celebrate the launch of an Outward Bound first-ever campus in Washington DC. The event will be broadcast live via Zoom and give you a chance to ask questions about our work. Expect to learn about who we are, the members of our team, and hear a little bit about our plans for 2021 and beyond. While this is, in fact a Zoom webinar, it will probably be a lot less like the work meetings you've been attending—trust us! If you're interested in attending, please contact our Development Team for event information.
MEET THE DC TEAM
While our entire staff at Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School is dedicated to our DC Campus,
our growing cohort of DC-based crewmates are the face of Outward Bound in Washington.
Read below to find out a little more about each of them and come meet them during our Virtual Ribbon Cutting event.