Hurricane Island Outward Bound School
Outward Bound is a non-profit educational organization and expedition school that serves people of all ages and backgrounds through active learning expeditions that inspire character development, self-discovery and service both in and out of the classroom. Outward Bound delivers programs using unfamiliar settings as a way for participants across the country to experience adventure and challenge in a way that helps students realize they can do more than they thought possible. Customized courses provide curricula developed for struggling teens, groups with specific health, social or educational needs and business and professional organizations. Expeditionary Learning, a chartered entity of Outward Bound, offers a whole school reform model to more than 150 elementary and secondary schools throughout the country.
We help individuals and teams achieve their potential and develop the leadership skills needed to serve others and care for the world around them.
Building on the success of the sea-based programs, Outward Bound eventually added a mountain base in Newry, Maine, the starting point for a backpacking, climbing, and canoeing programs stretching all the way into the Rangeley Lakes region. The island-based school that Peter Willauer started in 1964 gave birth to programs that now extend from Maine to Florida and all the way to the Caribbean, Central America and South America. We serve middle school, high school, gap year, and college students, as well as adults looking for wilderness adventure and Veterans from our Armed Forces. What has kept the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School strong for years has been the passion and resolve that so many individuals and families have demonstrated time and time again.