Hundreds of people come to North Carolina Outward Bound each year in search of challenge, adventure, skills, exploration and accomplishment. With more than 50 years of experience, Outward Bound is the oldest, largest and most experienced wilderness education organization in the world. Our innovative course offerings, professional instructors, and impressive safety record provide a one-of-a-kind, lasting experience. In short, North Carolina Outward Bound is expedition-based experiential learning. Backpacking, rock-climbing, whitewater canoeing, mountain biking, sea kayaking, mountaineering.