Classic course

Classic

For ages 18-26 Duration 21 days

When there are no set steps left to take, the Classic course gives you the focus and perspective to decide on your future direction.

In fact, one in four Classic participants told us their course motivated them to find work or start a new career.

The Classic is the original and iconic Outward Bound experience, a perfect balance of adventure and reflection. You’ll take time to consider your personal values and work out what’s important.

You’ll find a sense of belonging, leaving Anakiwa with new connections and with a better understanding of yourself and your relationship to the wider world.

I walked away from Outward Bound with inner and outer strength. I felt like I could take on the world and nothing could stop me.

Sammy Jane Garrett

Bookings & fees

Price and Available Dates Below

Sunday 28 August 2016 – Saturday 17 September 2016

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Course fees (per person incl. GST): $4100
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Saturday 24 September 2016 – Friday 14 October 2016

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Saturday 5 November 2016 – Friday 25 November 2016

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Friday 2 December 2016 – Thursday 22 December 2016

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Friday 6 January 2017 – Thursday 26 January 2017

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Friday 3 February 2017 – Thursday 23 February 2017

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Friday 3 March 2017 – Thursday 23 March 2017

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Monday 10 April 2017 – Sunday 30 April 2017

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Sunday 7 May 2017 – Saturday 27 May 2017

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Sunday 4 June 2017 – Saturday 24 June 2017

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Course Stories

Hear from people who completed this course

Want to know what the Classic course is like from a participant’s point of view?

Participant Matt shares the top 3 things he took away from his epic Classic Course.

Read Matt's story

Break The Barrier

Whatever your personal barrier, we'll give you all the advice you need to begin your adventure.

Rosie raised her course fee through fundraising. Find out how.

David made space in his working commitments to get to OB. Find out how.

Amber got stronger, fitter and overcame her fears to reach OB. Find out how.

FAQs

Some of our commonly asked questions answered...

Like you, everyone in your group - or Watch - will be aged 18-26. Your watchmates will come from all over NZ and beyond and from a range of social and cultural backgrounds.

You'll spend almost all of your time within your watch and as a result, many watchmates leave Outward Bound as life-long friends.

The fitter you are, the more you will get out of your course. For our standard 8 or 21 day courses, you will need to be able to run 3km in under 25 minutes and complete a full day of activities.

Check out our guide to getting fit and healthy for OB.

Yes our courses meet or exceed the requirements for Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award (DoE) at the Gold level.

This includes:

  • Residential Section (5 days 4 nights away from home)
  • Adventurous Journey Training
  • Adventurous Journey Practices

Learn more here.

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