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After the rafting section, students will trade in their water shoes for hiking boots and head into the Central Oregon Mountains. Students will be introduced to backpacking skills such as backcountry travel, map and compass navigation, and cooking and gear selection. Students will learn basic mountaineering skills, including rock climbing skills in the 1 to 3 days of rock climbing. Students will participate in 1 to 2 peak ascents depending on the weather and group dynamics. It is possible students will learn about snow travel in the early season, use an ice axe, and glacier travel in rope teams. Students also will have the opportunity to reflect during a solitude period called a solo.
The Outward Bound Difference
Our courses are based on more than just wilderness skills; they are designed to deliver life skills. Students will not only practice leadership skills, they will learn in an environment where instructors role model compassion and environmental stewardship. They will learn in an environment where challenge and adventure lead to a sense of accomplishment and a genuine feeling of pride. Students are expected to learn and master skills; to exercise craftsmanship; to try their best; and are asked to consider their experience in group conversations and through an emphasis on reflection and bringing learning home.
This course may be the hardest thing a student has ever done. Outward Bound philosophy maintains that by facing the challenges the course offers, students will emerge physically and mentally stronger with an increased mastery of expedition skills and a better understanding of their own capabilities. We think the payoff is well worth the work, but students should be aware of what they are getting into and be excited about the challenges.
Service and Compassion
Outward Bound courses are team environments where groups work closely together to travel, navigate and camp every day. Group living can be challenging. Inevitably students learn about one key facet of human interaction - compassion. Throughout Outward Bound’s 50-year history and into the present, we strive to deliver new perspective on compassion and being of service to others. Today most courses include a half to a full day of community service, and we hope a student's experience with us translates into a desire to engage in service to others when they return home.
Oregon Rafting & Mountaineering - (Ages 14-16, 16-18)
The Wild and Scenic Deschutes River flows from the snowcapped Central Cascades to the Columbia River. A spring fed river, the Deschutes has a very consistent flow throughout the year and offers rapids ranging from Class II to Class IV. This expedition will take students 97 miles through a beautiful desert river corridor carved through volcanic basalt and schist. Students choosing the three-week version of this course should be prepared for challenge and high altitude. Regardless of course length, this course is best suited for motivated teens ready to take on a challenge and return home ready for success.
Available Dates Course Length Age Course Number 6/13/2016 - 7/4/2016 22 days 14-16 WOYN-651 Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 6/23/2016 - 7/7/2016 15 days WOYN-641 Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 7/7/2016 - 7/28/2016 22 days 14-16 WOYN-652 Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 7/14/2016 - 7/28/2016 15 days 14-16 WOYN-642 Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 8/4/2016 - 8/18/2016 15 days 14-16 WOYN-644 Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 8/4/2016 - 8/13/2016 10 days 14-16 WOYN-631 Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 7/21/2016 - 8/4/2016 15 days 14-16 WOYN-643 Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 6/13/2016 - 7/4/2016 22 days 16-18 WOTN-651 Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 6/23/2016 - 7/7/2016 15 days 16-18 WOTN-641 Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 7/7/2016 - 7/28/2016 22 days 16-18 WOTN-652 Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 7/14/2016 - 7/28/2016 15 days 16-18 WOTN-642 Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 7/21/2016 - 8/11/2016 22 days 16-18 WOTN-653 Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 8/4/2016 - 8/13/2016 10 days 16-18 WOTN-631 Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 8/4/2016 - 8/18/2016 15 days 16-18 WOTN-644 Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More
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