NWOBS Staff Do It All!

The NWOBS staff don't just do an amazing job supporting the Outward Bound mission, they also volunteer on Mt. Hood, run ultra marathons, explore the Arctic, and hike extreme distances. Alpine Patrol 2017 is Portland Program Manager, Robyn Gelfand's sixth season as a Volunteer Alpine Patroller on Mt. Hood Ski Patrol, the oldest ski patrol... Continue Reading →


Why We Give

When you give to NWOBS today, your gift will be matched up to $5,000, so donate now! On this #GivingTuesday the NWOBS staff shares why they give back to their community and to nonprofits like NWOBS. "I think it comes down to gratitude and responsibility. I’m grateful for opportunities I’ve had in life and that... Continue Reading →

What are You Thankful For?

This year we sat down with a few of our staff members to have a discussion of gratitude and reflection and we asked what they are thankful for this year. Here are some of their answers: "I’m generally really thankful for another year of delivering highly impactful experiences to our students. When I dissect that... Continue Reading →

2017 Black Tie and Tennis Shoes

The 2017 Black Tie and Tennis Shoes Gala was a huge success, thank you to all of the attendees, volunteers, and sponsors for their participation and generosity! "What a great event Black Tie & Tennis shoes 2017 was! I just love when organizations marry their mission and fundraising event the way NWOBS does with their... Continue Reading →

Mazama Season Kick-off!

This month we had dozens of instructors, administrative staff, and board members gather together to celebrate the end of a challenging and inspirational instructor training season, and the beginning of Northwest Outward Bound School's 2017 wilderness courses! As the sunshine trickled in through the tall, lush forestry and beads of morning dew rolled off our... Continue Reading →

Winter in Mazama

One of the winter caretakers at the Mazama Basecamp, Cristina Woodworth, gives us a glimpse of life at the basecamp in the winter season, and the beauty of winter in the Methow Valley, WA. Slow coffee mornings and potlucks are the epitome of winters here in Mazama, Washington. Randi, Katie, Michael and I have watched out... Continue Reading →

Tribute to Mike Armstrong, Support Staff Development

Dear friends, After twenty-two years of dedicated service to Outward Bound, the staff, and students, Mike is stepping down from his role as Northwest Outward Bound School (NWOBS) Oregon Program Director and NWOBS Safety Director to seek new challenges and adventures with me and our son, Aiden. As many of you have witnessed first-hand, Mike lives and breathes the values Outward Bound:... Continue Reading →

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