Giving Back to Our Veterans

this veterans day, give vets a fighting chance.


Every Dollar Donated Goes Directly to Benefit a Veteran on an Outward Bound Course

We have the capacity at Hurricane Island Outward Bound to serve many more vets on courses in Maine and Florida in the coming year.  All we need is the compassionate and generous financial support from people like you.

Please help us reach our goal to double the number of vets we will serve in 2018.



Our commitment to Veterans returning home.

Since 2001, over one million active duty service members have returned to civilian life and several hundred thousand more will return home over the next five years. These brave men and women bring with them great potential and valuable skill sets, but also enormous challenges. Their experiences in conflict zones can be so debilitating that some have lost touch with their strengths and lost confidence in themselves.

Since 1983, Hurricane Island Outward Bound has helped struggling vets confront their new reality through wilderness courses at no cost to them.  These immersive, six-day experiences provide the vets an opportunity to slow life down, share stories and an adventure with their comrades in arms and allow then to realize that they are not alone in their daily struggle to give context and meaning to their service and to their lives ahead. We are literally saving lives in helping vets regain confidence in their own humanity.

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