Step one: Complete the online enrollment by clicking on Reserve Your Spot Today (above), or call to enroll (1-866-467-7651 or 503-946-3404)
Step two: You will receive a personalized Registration E-Mail from your Course Advisor within 48 hours.
Step three: Complete the paperwork that we have directed you to on this website.
Step four: We will need a couple of weeks to review your enrollment packet and approve your participation.
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Note: Supplemental Forms may apply if we need more specific information about you. Refer to your Registration E-Mail to determine which supplemental forms are required for your enrollment packet.
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In addition to technical skills, Outward Bound instructors will teach and facilitate the interpersonal skills that will allow the group to function effectively as a team to accomplish goals established by the group and individual students. Outward Bound courses are team environments where students work closely together to travel, navigate and camp every day. Throughout Outward Bound’s 50-year history and into the present, we strive to deliver new perspective on compassion and being of service to others.
Most backpacking sections include the opportunity for a peak attempt. Peak attempts are daylong enterprises often entailing pre-dawn starts. Peak attempts on this course do not typically require the use of technical gear.
As the last days of the course draw near, students will be able to maximize their independence and decision making as the instructors empower them to use their newly acquired confidence and skills to make the decisions that will see them through the final days of the adventure.
Each Outward Bound course in Washington includes a solo experience. Instructors thoughtfully manage solo so that it is a time where students can relax from the physical and mental rigors of the course and spend some time reflecting upon the experience. While students will be largely alone during this time, they will be camping close to the instructor basecamp and instructors will check on students regularly. Our courses also include a service component. Service projects range widely depending on the course, but may include projects such as trail repair, removal of invasive species, assisting at our local food bank farm or doing repairs at our community non-profit nursing home.
Successful completion of this course demands mastery of skills, trust, fitness, confidence, tenacity, leadership, initiative and compassion. The promotion of these qualities and the discovery of strengths within a student is the purpose of Outward Bound.
North Cascades Alpine Backpacking - (Ages 14-16, 16-18, 18-22)
Alpine Backpacking in the spectacular North Cascades will give students the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful and pristine wilderness in the United States as students travel through the mountain range nicknamed the “American Alps”. Alpine backpacking courses carry less weight than mountaineering courses and focus on covering greater distances through more diverse landscapes.
Available Dates Course Length Age Course Number 6/17/2016 - 6/30/2016 14 days 18-22 WWCB-641 Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 7/7/2016 - 7/28/2016 22 days WWTB-651 Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 8/7/2016 - 8/20/2016 14 days 16-18 WWTB-641 Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More 6/19/2016 - 6/25/2016 7 days 14-16 WWYA-621 Reserve Your Spot Today Learn More
Questions? Call (503) 946-3404 for more information.