The Colorado Outward Bound School, founded in 1962 in Marble, Colorado, is a non-profit educational organization that serves people of all ages and backgrounds through challenging learning expeditions that focus on character development, leadership, environmental stewardship, and service to others. A COBS course helps individuals and teams discover strength of character and an aptitude for leadership needed to serve others in their community and care for the world around them.
As the pioneer and leading provider of experiential and outdoor education in the United States, the Colorado Outward Bound School offers more than 100 courses throughout the year, across the U.S. and internationally. We serve 1,500 students annually, many of whom receive scholarship support provides by individual and organizational partners. As part of the global Outward Bound charter, COBS is part of a nationwide community of more than 1 million alumni, instructors and board members.
The Colorado Outward Bound School runs wilderness programs throughout Utah and Colorado, Alaska and Ecuador.