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 →

Lili’s reflections on challenges and triumphs from her Washington Kayaking and Mountaineering Course

In the spring of my junior year, I started carrying small, black Moleskine journals in which I write­ incessantly–thoughts, quotes, to-do-lists, poems, assignments, letters, book recommendations, etc. Having kept these little journals for the past two and a half years, I know that there is a correlation between my wellbeing and how much I write. ... Continue Reading →

OUT There Adventures Service Project

Join EarthCorp and OUT There Adventures for the Get OUT There Service Project   In honor of LGBT history month, local non-profits OUT There Adventures and EarthCorp are teaming up to drawn attention to the LGBTQ community and its relationship to our region's parks and wild places. Saturday, October 15th. 10am to 2pm. Genesee Park.... Continue Reading →

2016 Student Scholarship Report

Pinnacle Scholarship Program The Pinnacle Scholarship Program enables low-income, high-potential youth to tap into their inner strengths by challenging themselves physically, mentally and emotionally on wilderness courses.  Through pre- and post-course mentoring and a service component, Northwest Outward Bound ensures that these students have the tools they need to succeed and transfer skills learned on-course... Continue Reading →

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