Adult Programs

$1,100 per person

Next program:

Date: Saturday 19 – Wednesday 23 September 2020

Location: Tharwa, ACT



Are you looking for a unique and exciting way to discover what are you strengths and weaknesses as an adult? How best can you apply your skills to adverse situations?

By using the outdoors as your teacher, the Discover program will lead you through the Australian bush on a journey of self-improvement. It focuses on analysing your ability as a manager, leader, employee or student and how you can best apply yourself in the workplace. You’ll find you’re much more capable than what you thought.

The Discover Program is a 5 day outdoor course for adults 18 years and over in Namadgi National Park, Canberra. You group will need to work together while organising camp, cooking on fires, navigating through the wilderness and summiting peaks. The individual challenges such as high ropes courses and an abseil are supported by your two Outward Bound facilitators who will expertly debrief and discuss how to apply these experiences to your life back home.

Get a step above the competition by adding this outdoor leadership experience to your resume. Book as an individual of come as a group, to this rewarding and transformative program.



All food and snacks provided

All cooking and safety equipment provided

Backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping mat provided

Return shuttle service from inner Canberra to start point

Individual clothing and gear list will be sent with enrolment package


Course Outcomes:

Collaboration and Teamwork

Engaging in tasks that require intentional and collaborative effort to succeed.

Initiative and Problem Solving

Engaging in complex and non-routine situations that demand new logic for successful resolution.

Self-Awareness and Self-Management

Establishing and maintaining personal motivation to complete tasks reliably and in a timely manner. Making decisions regarding one’s own actions and accepting the responsibility of being accountable for the consequences, both desirable and unintended.


Ready to reach your potential? Know someone who could benefit from the Discover experience? Enroll now, or email us at and a friendly staff member will be in touch with more information.

$880 per person

Next program:

Date: 2-5 October 2020

Location: Tharwa, ACT



Demands on our time and the pressures of modern living can mean that families may miss opportunities to share great experiences together and build strong family relationships.

Outward Bound aims to strengthen important family relationships by providing a family get-away with a difference and a bonding experience you’ll never forget! Our 4-day family program encourages participants to support one another and connect through dialogue, personal reflection, working together and creating fantastic life-long memories. This is a rare opportunity to see your family in a whole new light.

Have fun sharing your adventure with other families who are on their own exciting journey. Adolescence is an important time for young people to build strong and healthy relationships with parents and carers in their life.

The Family program is designed for one youth with an accompanying adult. We have two Family cohorts available to join:

  • Middle School – for youth who are in school Years 5-8
  • Senior School – for youth who are in school Years 9-12


Course Outcomes:

Fun and Adventure

Above all, this is a fun and enjoyable time together and is a great way to experience the Australian bush with the help and support of Outward Bound’s expert instructors.

Unique Shared Experience

The Family Program creates a shared experience that will be recalled and drawn upon for years to come.  With increasing demands on our time and the pressures of modern living, opportunities to just spend time together are precious and will become a point of connection for years to come.

Greater understanding of one another

Through facilitated reflection, family members will gain greater insight into how they relate to one another and may even learn a few new things about each other.  Family course participants typically report that they feel a deeper and stronger connection with one another.


Would you or someone you know benefit from the Family experience? Enroll now or e-mail us at and a friendly staff member will be in touch with more information.