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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 & Gap Year Courses

 

FLORIDA CANOEING & SAILING LEADERSHIP SEMESTER

Length: 46-days

Ages: 18-25
Dates:
 1/9/21-2/23/21

This wilderness-skills oriented leadership Semester course offers the chance to challenge yourself, practice leadership skills and foster a strong sense of personal development while traveling through the unique and varied watery ecosystems of the most remote parts of Florida.

This course is ideal for team-oriented individuals seeking challenge and adventure in unique environments.  While living and traveling in the classroom of the great outdoors in expeditionary canoes and on a traditional sailing boat, you will gain a clear sense of your abilities, build strong bonds with your group and walk away with a greater understanding of the wilderness, the world and yourself.  

You can earn college credit on this course, as well as use your 529 funds or apply for financial aid.

 

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Florida Keys Sailing to Boundary Waters Dog Sledding Leadership Semester

Length: 60-days
Ages:  18-25
Dates: 1/18/21 to 3/18/21

This 60-day dog sledding and sailing adventure starts with the commitment to venture into unfamiliar territory.


On this exciting Semester expedition, you will move through two completely different ecosystems – the temperate, remote Florida Keys, and the wild, peaceful, serene Boundary Waters region – by pulling boat, ski and sled. You will master expedition skills to safely navigate your way through both maritime and boreal environments. On an expedition like this, every decision matters - on the trail, on the boat, in camp and around the campfire. Every choice you make - how hard you work to master a skill, how you prioritize group tasks over your own needs, how you treat others or respond to challenging situations - affects you and your entire crew. This extended course, with its intensive curriculum, provides those who dare to challenge themselves with an opportunity to experience authentic growth - and learn life skills that stay with them long after the expedition has ended.

You can earn college credit on this course, as well as use your 529 funds or apply for financial aid.

 

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Maine TO FLORIDA KEYS LEADERSHIP SEMESTER

Length: 72-days
Ages:
18+
Dates:  9/9/21 - 11/19/21

Follow the traditional routes of the Abenaki and Penobscot people as you canoe through some of Maine’s most remote lakes and rivers. Earn an advanced Wilderness First Aid certification. Backpack through stretches of the northern Appalachian mountain range. Explore the stunning blue and shallow waters of the Florida Keys on a thirty-foot sailboat. This course is ideal for team-oriented individuals seeking challenge and adventure in unique environments. Throughout this semester you will develop skills needed to travel safely through the wilderness and better understand and appreciate the natural world.

 

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FLORIDA KEYS TO COSTA RICA LEADERSHIP SEMESTER

Length: 85-days
Ages:    18+

Dates 2022:   1/30/22-4/19/22

Three months. Three countries. Oceans and rivers. This 85-day semester course is the learning experience of a lifetime. On this exciting and demanding course, you’ll explore the art and science of water-based wilderness expeditions and acquire the personal, group leadership and technical skills to deliver lessons and travel safely across the globe. Start with the most ancient and traditional of marine skills: sailing and navigation in the subtropical waters of the Florida Keys. Earn an Advanced Wilderness First Aid certification and become a certified lifeguard through the American Red Cross. Then fly to Costa Rica to paddle some of the Western Hemisphere’s most exciting whitewater and experience the power of surfing. Finally, head to Panama to get certified in SCUBA and embark on an unforgettable sea kayaking expedition in the turquoise waters of the famed Bocas Del Torro archipelago on the Caribbean coast. 

You can earn college credit on this course, as well as use your 529 funds or apply for financial aid.

 

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