Inspirational Stories

Inspirational Stories

MS – Stands for Mighty Strong

MS – Stands for Mighty Strong

Twelve years ago Southland's Julia Colhoun was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but she has not let that stand in the way of taking on various challenges. Julia recently returned to Anakiwa to take part in our Activate course. Read more

Taylor's Transformation After OB

Taylor's Transformation After OB

Hi, I'm Taylor and my life has changed completely in just a few months. I’ve gone from being on the benefit, spending my time drinking with no direction in life, to having a great job that gives me a real sense of purpose and pride. Read more

OB Champion Breanna takes on Cook Strait

OB Champion Breanna takes on Cook Strait

Outward Bound had such a positive impact on Breanna's life that she wants other people to have the opportunity to experience OB too. In the summer of 2018/2019 Breanna will be swimming the Cook Strait to fundraise for OB. Read more

Lizzie's journey to Outward Bound

Lizzie's journey to Outward Bound

Hi I’m Lizzie, and I received a scholarship to do an Outward Bound Horizons course – a course specially designed for people with disabilities. Something that wouldn't be possible without the generosity of people that donate to Outward Bound. Read more

A once in a lifetime experience - a lifetime ago

A once in a lifetime experience - a lifetime ago

OB Alumni Rose O'Connor gives us a wonderful personal account of witnessing her son's experience at Outward Bound - over 30 years on from her own experience. Read more

From sailing cutters to super yachts

From sailing cutters to super yachts

We caught up with Kris Ward who completed a Classic course in Feb 2015. He loved sailing around the Marlborough Sounds so much that he’s now logged over 30,000 nautical miles working as a deckhand on a privately owned super yacht! Read more

Jordan's story - A place of healing

Jordan's story - A place of healing

Kia ora my name is Jordan Dwight. I am from Whangarei and I go to Kamo High School. I want to share my story with you because you may have heard how Outward Bound can change lives, but did you know it is also a place of healing? Read more