Step one: Complete the online enrollment by clicking on Reserve Your Spot Today (above), or call to enroll (866-467-7651 or 503-946-3404, option 3)
Step two: You will receive a personalized Registration E-Mail from your Course Advisor within 48 hours.
Step three: Complete the paperwork that we have directed you to on this website.
Step four: We may need a couple of weeks to review your enrollment packet and approve your participation.
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Students will be picked up at the Seattle Airport on the first day of course and drive to a campsite deep in the North Cascades from which they will embark on their expedition. Immediately upon arrival, students will have a chance to get acquainted with their new surroundings and start building the teamwork and other technical skills needed for travel in the backcountry. The small group of 7-9 get to know each other quickly under the guidance of three experienced staff who are always present, dedicated to making this trip successful for all students.
On the morning of the second day, the backcountry expedition begins! Students learn how to navigate on the water, organize equipment, prepare meals, and understand local ecology and natural history. Emerald-colored Ross Lake is surrounded by high peaks and flanked by blankets of lush green cedar and fir forests. Students will hike down to the lake with overnight gear and food and then paddle a short distance to the first established campsite along the lake. Students will encounter unforgettable natural wonders including snowfed waterfalls flowing into the lake, eagles circling overhead in search of trout, and miles of clear blue water reflecting the peaks above. Following the canoe expedition, students will head to our basecamp in the Methow Valley to rock climb at our excellent climbing sites along the base of glacially sculpted Goat Wall. Each student will learn the basics of climbing technique, belaying and knots. Students build even more trust and confidence in themselves and their fellow expedition members as they belay and encourage one another.
In addition to technical skills, Outward Bound instructors will teach and facilitate interpersonal skills which allow the group to function effectively as a team to accomplish their set goals. Outward Bound Courses are team environments where students work closely together to travel, navigate and camp every day. Throughout Outward Bound’s 50-year history and into the present, we strive and teach to development of new perspectives on compassion and being of service to others.
All Outward Bound Courses in Washington integrate service, and we maintain close relationships with local land management agencies so that our students have the opportunity to enact meaningful, visible impacts on their course area.. Our Canoeing & Rock Climbing courses often aid in the invaluable service of removing invasive species from the Ross Lake ecosystem in partnership with the National Park Service.
Successful completion of this course demands tenacity, leadership, and compassion. The challenges of course, the support of instructors and fellow students, and the opportunity to learn through meaningful experiences usher in a discovery of the strength within; this is the purpose of Outward Bound.
Air Travel for Youth Courses
Virtually all airlines require that passengers age 14 or younger that fly without a companion over the age of 18 pay for their “Unaccompanied Minor” service. This fee ranges anywhere from $40 to $75 each way. In most cases, the Unaccompanied Minor service is OPTIONAL for travelers between the ages of 15-17. For logistical reasons, we recommend that you DO NOT choose unaccompanied minor service for students over 14. If you have additional questions, please contact your course advisor.
We know that younger students represent a diverse group. For some students, Outward Bound is their first time away from home; others are veteran travelers. We plan Youth Courses to set students up for success no matter where they are starting on the spectrum of wilderness experience. The mental, social and physical challenges they will encounter are very real and meeting them is a very real accomplishment.
The Attending Outward Bound document contains VERY important information that could affect your students course experience. Please read it thoroughly. By requesting an Application for Outward Bound you are accountable for and subject to the information contained on these pages.
North Cascades Canoeing & Rock Climbing - (Ages 12-13)
Canoeing and rock climbing in the spectacular North Cascades are ideal challenges for students aged 12-14. This course provides opportunities to explore some of the most beautiful and pristine wilderness in the United States by canoe. Join us and learn expedition canoeing on the crystal-clear waters of Ross Lake in the heart of the mountain range nicknamed the “American Alps”,
Available Dates Course Length Age Course Number 6/19/2016 - 6/28/2016 10 days 12-13 WWM7-631 (for boys) Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 6/19/2016 - 6/28/2016 10 days WWM7-632 (for girls) Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 8/9/2016 - 8/18/2016 10 days 12-13 WWM7-634 (co-ed) Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 7/16/2016 - 7/25/2016 10 days 12-13 WWM7-633 (co-ed) Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 8/9/2016 - 8/18/2016 10 days 12-13 WWM7-635 (for girls) Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More
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