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Igniting the Spark – How I became an Outward Bound Instructor

April 10, 2019 3:41PM

From participant to trainee to group instructor, Chelsea is living out the circle of life – Outward Bound style! Part of our fabulous team in our Northern Region, Chelsea describes her journey from participant to group instructor. Like her own experience as a teenager Chelsea now cherishes those moments when young people come up to […]

Can resilience be taught? Well nah, but yeah…

January 21, 2019 3:46PM

AJ attended the 14-day Scenic Rim-to-River 2018 expedition courtesy of her employer Inspire Group. As a passionate learning design consultant, she works with companies and not-for-profits across Australia, creating learning experiences that challenge people’s perceptions on what they know and believe about themselves and the world around them. She also moonlights as a boxing instructor […]

Young Explorer – Rainforest January 2019

January 21, 2019 2:06PM

Welcome to the Rainforest. We’ve got a great bunch of Young Explorers ready to start their adventure! Follow along and see some great pictures and read some great stories. Our bush telegraph system can be a little delayed but we will try and get photos and stories up as often as possible. Day 1 The […]

Young Explorer – Australian Alps January 2019

January 21, 2019 2:02PM

Welcome to Young Explorer – Australian Alps! We have 32 very adventurous young people, 2 groups and 4 instructors ready to share some great stories of team work, overcoming challenges and successes with you. Please check in and follow along. Photos and stories will come in and be uploaded via bush telegraph. This sometimes takes […]

Navigator – Rainforest – January 2019

January 14, 2019 4:04PM

Welcome to the Navigator blog for our team on expedition through spectacular Rainforests in Nth NSW. We hope you enjoy keeping up to date with the stories and triumphs of the team over the next 12 days. We’ll try and get photos up as soon as they come in but there is often a couple […]

Navigator – Australian Alps January 2019

January 14, 2019 2:23PM

Welcome to everyone to the Navigator – Australian Alps adventure. Everyone has arrived safely and excited to meet their instructors Marita and Forrest. We do have a few hot days. We’ve already seen them running around playing some games to get to know each other in the cooler part of the day. We are expecting […]

Summit to Sea 2019

January 07, 2019 9:01AM

26 days 16 crew 1 Adventure of a lifetime Welcome to the Summit to Sea blog for 2019. Updates will occur every couple of days. We’d love to hear your comments! Day 1 and 2 With cooler weather in the ACT for this year’s start the team have been enjoying getting to know each other […]

Boundless Leadership: Soak in awe for growth

December 27, 2018 2:08PM

Insights from Zoë Routh Zoë is on a mission to encourage big thinkers with big hearts to make a big difference. She is passionate about showing leaders how to challenge limitations so they can live and lead with boundless energy, confidence, and conviction. With over 30 years experience developing leaders, she has published three books: […]

Scenic Rim to River December 2018

December 10, 2018 9:42AM

Welcome to the first Summer Scenic Rim to River The adventure has started with all 11 team members geared up and ready to go. Whilst it is hot they are up to the challenge. Throughout the 14 day challenge they will be learning and practicing leadership, setting goals for themselves and pushing their own self […]

My mum is sending me on Outward Bound adventure…

December 07, 2018 10:17AM

So your Mum (or Dad) have sat next to you on the couch and clear their throat.. ”Ahem…[insert your name] or darling etc. I’ve seen this cool adventure you can go on next school holidays” You roll your eyes. “It’s called Outward Bound and it’s 12 days camping in the wilderness doing heaps of fun […]

Staff in the spotlight: Meet Kevin!

November 27, 2018 12:06PM

At Outward Bound Australia we have an amazing diversity of passionate staff. Meet Kevin Neff. Kevin hails from the USA and has been working at Outward Bound Australia for the past year and a half. Kevin brings an exuberance to his role as In Field Supervisor as he mentors other staff members to bring out […]

Feedback: Learn how to give it, learn how to take it and do both – regularly! 

October 31, 2018 11:22AM

Guest Blogger: Ben J Kelly Ben has a wide range of job experiences including as an officer in the Australian Army and working as an instructor and Business Development Manager for Outward Bound Australia. He currently teaches at a secondary school in Perth, WA.  In 2007, I had applied to become a staff in training […]

Bush Cook Tips – Get Your Roast On!!

October 23, 2018 10:27AM

If you’ve ever been around a campfire and someone is cooking something delicious you will know that feeling of excited anticipation for the feast to come under the stars. Instructor Marita Hills knows this feeling all too well as she loves to cook outdoors. Marita (Winner Great Aussie Camp Oven Cook Up 3rd Best Roast in […]

Australian Alps Navigator | October 2018

October 01, 2018 11:35AM

Hello, and welcome to the blog for Outward Bound Australia’s Navigator program! This blog will follow the adventure of the October 2018 program. Throughout the program, check back each day for updates on what is happening. Like what you see? Proud of your young person? Leave a message in the comment section below.    Day 1 […]

Australian Alps Young Explorer | October 2018

October 01, 2018 11:34AM

Hello, and welcome to the blog for Outward Bound Australia’s Young Explorer program! This blog will follow the adventure of the October 2018 program. Throughout the program, check back each day for updates on what is happening. Like what you see? Proud of your young person? Leave a message in the comment section below.    Day […]

A Teacher’s Perspective

October 01, 2018 10:08AM

Guest Blogger: Mark ‘Shrimpy’ Shrimpton Mark Shrimpton began his Outdoor Education career obtaining a Bachelor of Education in Outdoor / Physical Education) from Liverpool John Moore University, UK in 1982. Since then he has pursued a 36-year career working internationally as a school teacher and deputy principal; instructor/coach/adventure guide; corporate training & development course director […]

The first 12 months – An Instructor’s Journey

August 30, 2018 11:46AM

8 years ago Jennie was a young person on an Outward Bound program thanks to the support of her local Lions Club. Describing the experience as a “big reality check” and “hating the first three days” Jennie realized during her own Outward Bound journey that she had ultimate control over her life. With a greater […]

5 reasons to go on your next adventure!

August 30, 2018 11:34AM

Have you ever been caught Googling your next adventure at work? Looking out the window at your university lecture day dreaming of going hiking on the weekend? Want to push the boundaries of what you think you can do in the wild? Chuck down that pen, turn off the computer monitor…hold on!! Finish reading this […]

Summit to Sea – An Opportunity Like No Other

July 30, 2018 12:36PM

Recently starting her career as a teacher, Rearne Bray looks back on her Summit to Sea adventure in Team Watson from the start of this year. Thanks to Rearne for the photos. In your own words what is Summit to Sea? Summit to Sea is an opportunity like no other. It is an experience that will challenge, […]

Reaffirming our dedication to Environmental Stewardship

July 18, 2018 5:27PM

“We have a strong commitment to living up to our environmental ethos. Ensuring that wherever possible, we make the earth a better place. We believe the small acts of environmental regeneration in our own backyard can have huge flow on effects for the health of the planet.” Ingrid Neumann – Northern Program Coordinator In conjunction with […]

Navigator – Success backed up by Research

May 07, 2018 4:05PM

Posted by Caroline Bowman and Michael Peoples Recently, 28 young people from a variety of backgrounds and geographical locations converged on Outward Bound Australia’s National Campus to take part in the Navigator 12-day adventure for 15 – 17 year-olds. Whilst they learnt about navigating through the wilderness, what these young people at the start of […]

Women of Courage – What inspires me about the program?

November 15, 2017 9:58AM

It has been my honour to plan and program coordinate two Women of Courage programs this year. Welcoming beautiful and courageous women to Outward Bound Australia and providing them with an opportunity they may have never had before is a privilege. The Women of Courage program provides the women with an opportunity to expand their […]

Rainforest Navigator, Spring 2017 – Youth Development Program

September 20, 2017 4:25PM

Welcome to the Blog for our Spring Rainforest Navigator Program which is starting this weekend on Saturday 23 September from our beautiful Northern Rivers Base, just outside of Uki, NSW. Follow our 16 participants as they undertake a remarkable and challenging journey alongside our rivers, through national parks and heritage listed rainforest areas.  In these […]

Experiential Learning for your Graduate Program

May 17, 2019 3:54PM

Retain Your Best Graduates through Experiential Learning How can you, as a graduate employer, retain your brightest talent? This, according to PWC, is the $3.8 billion question. But the answer could be a walk in the park, with studies showing experiential learning delivers significant outcomes. Here’s the problem: today’s typical graduate will have five to […]

Perth College – Building Resilience in Young Women

January 12, 2019 11:32AM

With over 30 years as a cherished client of Outward Bound, Perth College continue to bring out the best in their young women. The inspiring outdoor education program is designed to deliberately put t...

Young Explorer – Rainforest – October 2018

October 03, 2018 6:16PM

Welcome to Young Explorer – Rainforest Who’s up for an adventure? We’ve got 17 keen and excited young people heading out for 5 fun filled days of adventure this week. Follow their journey as the...

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