Since our creation in 1963, Voyageur Outward Bound School has led thousands of students into the wilderness and to the streets of the Twin Cities to experience education in a non-traditional setting. Giving your students the opportunity to face challenges in these settings allows them to develop their ability to lead, discover the strength of their character, and realize a determination to make a difference in the community around them.   

Our proven education model focuses on learning THROUGH rather than FOR expedition, because outdoor expedition challenges are the perfect metaphor for life challenges: “If I can overcome the challenge of that portage, I can do difficult things at home, too.”  Suddenly, more is possible. Come and see how we can unlock your student’s potential.



Partner With Outward Bound

Our mission is to change lives through challenge and discovery, and our Twin Cities Center has been partnering with organizations since 2011. Our relationship-based approach leverages our strengths to customize curriculum, sequence programming, and serve students year after year. As a nationally recognized leader in social and emotional learning,
we bring expertise and true passion to serve your youth.



Courses for Individuals

As the pioneer in outdoor education for the last 50 years, Outward Bound is the premier provider of experience-based outdoor leadership programs, offering over 1,000 courses throughout the year and across the U.S. for youth and adults. Outward Bound has taken over one million people of all ages on adventures that inspire character development, self-discovery, leadership skills and service ethic. Today, Outward Bound serves 70,000 students and instructors annually, many of whom receive scholarship support. Outward Bound courses change lives, giving students the tools to see further, climb higher and know their way. Students embark on trips such as backpacking, mountaineering, kayaking, sailing, canyoneering, canoeing, dog sledding, rafting, rock climbing and snow boarding, as well as urban expeditions in their community, and take home from these expeditions true leadership skills and the courage to follow their own path.