Join us in fundraising for the reopening of Washington's ONLY Outward Bound basecamp!
Outward Bound, which took root in the United States in 1962 after its founding 20 years earlier in Wales, pioneered wilderness experiential learning and established the standard for outdoor education, which has been replicated around the world. Using the outdoors as a classroom, Outward Bound provides learning opportunities in remote wilderness areas, regional parks and preserves, and city parks that strengthen character, build leadership skills, inspire compassion, and help create an ethic of social and environmental responsibility.
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Kurt Hahn, the founder of Outward Bound, felt that this type of experience for students would help them to become more resilient and successful when faced with life’s challenges. Faced with the seemingly impossible challenge of ascending a steep peak, the student who struggles through hiking all day with a 60lb pack on their back and finally reaches the peak of the mountain through personal encouragement and social support will feel a sense of accomplishment and increased self-confidence. The benefit of challenge on Outward Bound courses “does make people stronger, particularly when the salve of social support is applied”.
In 2011, due to organization re-structuring, the Outward Bound Mazama base was shut down. In order to re-open this amazing program, we need financial support. You can help!
This program is very special to both of us. The opportunities it provides to students is unmatched. Please help this program stay alive!!!