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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

MAINE TO BAHAMAS

Length: 80-days
Ages:
18+
Dates: 9/17/18 - 11/25/

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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maine coast and Appalachian mountain outdoor educator

Length: 50-days
Ages: 18+
Dates: 9/23/18 - 11/11/18

Through training, practice, feedback and reflection, gain the teaching and technical skills necessary for working in the field of outdoor education. Immerse yourself in Outward Bound history, tradition, and teaching methods, while simultaneously exploring group dynamics, experiential education theory and methods, and wilderness activity management.

 

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Pathfinder

PATHFINDER MAINE SAILING AND CANOEING

Length: 30-days
Ages: 18-25
Dates: 5/15/8 - 6/13/18
            9/23/18 - 10/22/18

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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Grieving Teens

Maine Appalachian backpacking for grieving teens

This seven-day backpacking course is a unique Outward Bound adventure specifically designed for teens coping with the death of a loved one. As students travel through the mountains, they learn how to camp and travel simply, relying on each other and what they can carry on their backs. 

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