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Wills Month in Aotearoa New Zealand

Wills Month in Aotearoa New Zealand

September is Wills Month in Aotearoa and is a good reminder of the importance of having a Will and updating it regularly. This month, we would love for you to consider including a gift in your will to Outward Bound. Read more

Empowering Youth Through Regional Schools Courses

Empowering Youth Through Regional Schools Courses

Our Schools Courses give power back to the community, helping to shape the next generation of leaders. Learn how you can get involved in our fully funded 21-day schools courses. Read more

Whakatipu Programme: A focus on work readiness for rangatahi

Whakatipu Programme: A focus on work readiness for rangatahi

With over 60,000 students leaving school in Aotearoa each year, the transition from secondary education marks a pivotal life moment How can we teach them the skills needed for their journey to employment? Read more

Course Spotlight - Youth Horizons

Course Spotlight - Youth Horizons

Our Adapted courses are always a highlight in the calendar. Enabling New Zealanders with intellectual and physical disabilities to have a typical Outward Bound experience is just as inspiring and rewarding for our staff as it is for the students taking part and their whānau. Read more

Outward Bound Expanding to the Coromandel

Outward Bound Expanding to the Coromandel

Opening a second school is part of our commitment to making our courses as accessible to as many New Zealanders as possible. We're currently looking for a possible location on the western Coromandel Peninsula for our second school. Read more

Students Find Connection on our Southern Cross Course

Students Find Connection on our Southern Cross Course

Outward Bound's Southern Cross course is a 21-day program designed to connect and empower students of diversity or who are fostering diversity in their communities. We hear from our 2023 students to see how the found the course. Read more

Disconnecting to reconnect

Disconnecting to reconnect

An important part of an Outward Bound experience is being fully present and connecting with the people around you and the nature that surrounds you and to do that, we ask students to hand over their devices so they can live in the moment. Read more