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At Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, we have something for everyone! Check out these upcoming featured courses and staff favorites. If you have questions about these courses or would like to enroll, please call us at (855) 802-0307 or email admissions@hiobs.org

Semester Courses

FLORIDA KEYS TO BRAZIL 

Length: 85-days
Ages:
18+
Dates: 1/27/19 - 4/21/19  
             1/27/20 - 4/20-20

This thrilling 85-day international leadership semester takes students into the heart of the wild: from the backcountry of the Florida Keys to the frontiers of Brazil. Learn skills for sailing, wilderness medicine, mountain trekking, river canoeing, whitewater rescue, lifeguarding, service projects, rural village stay and canyoneering. Earn Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Swiftwater Rescue Technician and American Red Cross Lifeguarding certifications along the way. 

 

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maine to bahamas

Length: 80-days
Ages: 18+
Dates: 9/11/19 - 11/29/19

Learn to travel by canoe and sailboat along Maine’s rocky coast and around the Bahamas tropical waters. Earn a Wilderness First Responder Certification. Backpack and rock climb in Maine and participate in long running science projects at the Bahamas’ Cape Eleuthera Institute. This course is ideal for anyone seeking fresh challenges in a unique marine environment.

 

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Pathfinder

PATHFINDER MAINE SAILING AND CANOEING

Length: 30-days
Ages: 18-25
Dates: 8/29/19 - 9/27/19

The Pathfinder sailing and canoeing expedition is for young adults seeking clarity and challenge on an intense team expedition discovering the coast of Maine. Sail the rugged shoreline and canoe the Northwoods of Maine with Outward Bound. On the ocean, lakes and rivers of the eastern seaboard’s wildest regions, you will explore your strengths and values, learn to live and travel simply, set goals and work towards them. You will rely on your group, the forces of nature and what the group can carry.

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Three Elements

Maine sailing, backpacking & canoeing

Length: 30-days
Ages:  16-20
Dates: 7/11/19 - 8/9/19

In our longest and most diverse summer course, explore all that Maine has to offer from the rocky shoreline and spruce-covered islands to mountains, lakes and rivers.  Maine sailing, backpacking and canoeing expeditions traverse a variety of wild and rugged environments: from the granite shores and intricate rivers and dense islands of the Maine Coast; to the peaks of the northern Appalachian mountain range; to the Rangeley Lakes, and/or the Moosehead region of Maine’s Northwoods.

 

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