How is North Carolina Outward Bound School connected to Outward Bound Wilderness?
In 2002, there were 5 Outward Bound wilderness schools, all united under the umbrella of Outward Bound USA. In 2003, Colorado Outward Bound School and Pacific Crest Outward Bound School merged to become Outward Bound West. In 2005, Hurricane Island Outward Bound School and Voyageur Outward Bound School joined Outward Bound West and became Outward Bound Wilderness. At this time, North Carolina Outward Bound decided to remain an independent school. We have not merged with OBWilderness; however we often work collaboratively as sister schools. We (NCOBS staff and Board of Directors) collectively decided we could best serve our students and staff by maintaining control of our destiny as a smaller educational community. One of our goals in remaining an independent Outward Bound school is to focus on what we do best and deliver that with excellence.