Northwest Outward Bound School is a non-profit educational organization that provides social-emotional development through adventure and discovery. Our educational approach encourages students to develop confidence, compassion, and meaningful connections through team building and character development programs.
We bring Outward Bound values—courage, belonging, reflection, and physical engagement—to all ages. Through our school programs, group programs, and wilderness expeditions we serve middle school students, high school students, and adults. We also offer specialized courses for LGBTQ+ youth, grieving teens, Veterans, Outdoor Educators, and professionals.
Outward Bound is the leading provider of experiential and outdoor education programs for youth and adults. Regardless of who you are or where you are from, there is an Outward Bound course at an Outward Bound School that is right for you. Experience Outward Bound on one of our backpacking trips, mountaineering trips, whitewater rafting trips, canoeing trips, dog sledding expeditions, sailing trips and many other offerings.