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Some of the most important lessons are learned outside of the classroom.

Drawing upon Outward Bound’s nearly 80 years of preeminence in experiential education, NYC Outward Bound Schools offers a range of Adventure & Team Building programs for students and educators. These programs strengthen community, belonging, collaboration, reflection and leadership.

Take a look at our current offerings

Half-Day Community-Building: Crew Connect

This 2.5-hour program helps foster relationships among participants and create a stronger sense of belonging within and connection to their team or Crew.

Full-Day Community-Building: Community Connect

This 5-hour program builds on the half-day experience and is centered around a participant-directed learning exploration that allows students and staff to build a sense of belonging within their school community, collaborate with one another, take initiative, and exercise ownership over their learning.

Mid-Year Community-Building Check-In: Reconnect & Reflect

This 2-hour program involves activities that help participants reflect on how their team or Crew has grown and evolved together throughout the year.

Train-the-Trainer Workshop

This one-day workshop is for educators who are looking to bring effective, student-centered and SEL-focused community-building practices back to their own school.

Why Work With Us?

  • 100% of our 2019 clients said that they would hire us again.
  • 100% of our current clients answered “definitely” to the statement “Our program met our specific goals and needs.”
  • Our safety record is second to none.
  • All programs are can be modified based on the client’s desired outcomes.
  • Our skilled course directors have extensive training in youth development and facilitation, and are experienced in designing and delivering programs that cater to the needs of each client.
  • Programs are offered year-round.
  • We work with students in grades 6 – 12, as well as teachers, college students, and youth workers.

Typical Participant Learning Targets:

  • I can be an effective team member by participating fully in the activities to the best of my ability.
  • I can share and practice the responsibilities of leadership and followership during group challenges.
  • I can communicate effectively by offering my own ideas and listening to the ideas of others.
  • I can build trust by relying on my group, or members of my group.
  • I can reflect on my experience and think critically about how it applies to my everyday life.
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