At Colorado Outward Bound School, we strive to provide a wide variety of life-changing programs for youth and young adults. Our mission is to change lives through challenge and discovery. Our expeditions and day programs in Colorado and Utah encourage students to step out of their comfort zone. Our vision is to create more compassionate and resilient leaders.
Known as the 'original' Outward Bound leadership program, these expeditions take students into beautiful wilderness environments where they must dig deep and discover their hidden strengths. These courses are for students of all ages and backgrounds and teach communication and collaborative skills, confidence, self-reliance and compassion. > More.
SEMESTER & GAP YEAR
Gap Year Programs are long courses offered in remote, rugged wilderness settings that broaden students' world views while building skills in teamwork and leadership. This program is an ideal alternative for college-age students looking for something beyond the traditional classroom environment and for those who want to learn by doing. No other Outward Bound experience is as in-depth, absorbing or comprehensive as our wilderness semester courses. > More.
Pathfinder courses are a great way for young adults to pause and take a step back from all of those influencers and get to know themselves. These 30-day expeditions help students explore their strengths and values, identify future goals and create an action plan for the future. Throughout the course, you’ll participate in life coaching sessions and structured goal-setting activities that help clarify priorities, strengthen character and define a new, self-directed path. > More.
The ASCEND Scholarship Program provides full-tuition scholarships to students of high financial need. ASCEND scholarship recipients will be eligible to attend one of two Colorado Alpine Backpacking courses we offerthis summer for scholarship recipients. The scholarship covers the full cost of course tuition. Plus, students can borrow all gear, boots, and most clothing needed from our stockroom. > More.
We facilitate teambuilding and leadership programs for businesses and community partners. Our group programs provide teams with the opportunity to grow and bond while enjoying stunning landscapes, unique facilities, premier Instructors. We offer everything from single-day programs on our ropes course to multi-day adventures through the backcountry. > More.