COBS 55th Anniversary

COBS 55th Anniversary

To Serve, To Strive and Not to Yield

Colorado Outward Bound School Turns 55!

Since 1962, Colorado Outward Bound School has been changing lives through challenge and discovery, and showing students of all ages that there is more in them than they know. As we embark on our 55th season in 2017, we look to our loyal community, built over these seasons in the depths of canyons, along mighty rivers and on the tops of mountains, with appreciation. We reflect on our years of character development, leadership and service, and forward to a future where instilling these values in our students is more important than ever, and how our service and leadership can impact future generations of COBS students for years to come.

We will have multiple opportunities to participate in the celebration of our 55 years, and we invite you to join us in any way that is meaningful to you.

Denver Open House – June 9th

We will be holding an open house at our Denver headquarters, 5161 Sheridan Boulevard, on June 9th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The night will include time to catch up with old friends, food, drinks, a tour of headquarters, views of the Flatirons, reflection on your favorite COBS moments and mentors, and more! We hope you will join us for a night of celebration and fellowship.

If you like, send us your favorite COBS photos to be included in a slideshow at the open house. This gathering is free, but if you would like to contribute, consider making a donation in honor or memory of the colleague or instructor at COBS that had the biggest impact on you. We’d love to hear those stories.

To RSVP or make a donation, please visit our Denver Open House EventBrite page.
If you have any questions or need assistance registering, please contact Anna Bishop,, or by phone at (906) 280-1303.

Marble Service Weekend/55th Season Celebration – September 15 – 17

Bring your family and join us for a weekend of service, community and celebration as we recognize the 55th season of the Colorado Outward Bound School! This weekend will include group activities such as campfires, service opportunities around base, area hikes, meals on base, and an organizational update from our fearless Executive Director, Peter O’Neil. We encourage adventurers of all ages to come participate in the festivities and consider participating in a service project.

Service projects in previous years have included: painting buildings, light construction, landscaping, etc.

You are welcome to come spend as much time on base as you are able. If you are planning on spending the night or weekend with us, options for lodging include camping at the Marble base and limited rustic indoor accommodations on base. You can also find lodging options in town, off of base. If you are interested in indoor accommodations at the basecamp (again, these accommodations are rustic), please let us know as soon as possible as space is limited. Meals provided on base will be: dinner Friday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday, and breakfast Sunday. All information detailed in the RSVP link below.

Important to note: The road to the Marble basecamp is difficult to navigate and only driveable in a four-wheel vehicle. We will have shuttles running to the basecamp. Please indicate on your registration when you will be arriving in Marble and when you will require a shuttle ride to base if you do not have a four-wheel drive vehicle to make the drive.

If you are planning on attending, please register on our Marble Service Weekend EventBrite page.

If you have any questions or need help registering, please email