Your COBS expedition will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
What You’ll Learn
Using the wilderness as our classroom, we help students develop skills that will last a lifetime. You’ll learn social and emotional skills that can’t be taught in regular classrooms like compassionate leadership, self-awareness, and teamwork. Through challenge and adventure, you will learn that you are stronger than you know.
Every day on course will be an exciting and challenging adventure. You and your crew will work together to chart your path through the wilderness. Whether you are embarking on backpacking or rafting expedition you will take part in our core course elements including a Solo experience, a Challenge Event, and Guided Reflections.
Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS) is a non-profit school and proud affiliate of the international network of Outward Bound schools. Collectively, we’ve served over 7 million people in 30 countries. Our roots go back to 1941 when influential educator, Kurt Hahn, developed an expeditionary learning framework to teach students skills for life through challenge and discovery. Now, as new generationscontinue to write Outward Bound's history, how we apply those principles continues to evolve.
I learned a lot of new things like how to tie a tent and I worked on getting better at things like working in a group with different perspectives and ideas.
It was all difficult but I was able to push through it and can look back and say, 'I did that.' This not only trained my body but also my mind, and to have a self-reflection to try to find myself and who I want to be in the future.
What has become my biggest takeaway from my Outward Bound journey is the importance of compassion. The world needs compassion.
I had so much fun and got to know the rest of my home state. Opportunities like these are really helpful, it gives me a chance to explore and learn new things. I also got to know myself. The mountains helped me understand that life is too good to be true and have to go for it.
When I first arrived at the airport to be picked up by COBS, I had no idea what to expect. But when I arrived, I almost immediately found my place amongst my peers. Every day was an adventure. I gained a new perspective of myself.