Discovery - Outward Bound

Discovery

For Ages 18-26 Duration 8 days

Discovery courses are a compact version of our 21-day course. Perfect for those who are time-poor, they offer a unique opportunity to step away from study, work, technology, and life commitments, and really focus on what is important to you and what you want from life going forward.

Outward Bound reminded me to use each moment productively, do things that matter and are positive, and keep asking the question about what matters to you and the community. In other words don’t stop growing – keep pushing yourself in a healthy way.

 

Bookings & Fees

Price and available dates below

31 Jul 2024 – 7 Aug 2024

$3,500 (incl. GST)

Limited places left

13 Aug 2024 – 20 Aug 2024

$3,500 (incl. GST)

Spaces available

17 Nov 2024 – 24 Nov 2024

$3,500 (incl. GST)

Spaces available

19 Jan 2025 – 26 Jan 2025

$3,500 (incl. GST)

Spaces available

4 Feb 2025 – 11 Feb 2025

$3,500 (incl. GST)

Spaces available

17 Feb 2025 – 24 Feb 2025

$3,500 (incl. GST)

Spaces available

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PRICE INCREASE EFFECTIVE FROM 1 JULY 2024. Please note that some course fees will incur a price increase from this date.
Find more information about what your course fee covers here.

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Programme

This compact course is high energy with little downtime but still perfectly balanced for those looking for physical challenge and seeking a reflective experience.

Like a condensed version of our 21 day course, Discovery will challenge any self imposed limitations of your capabilities through a series of outdoor and personal reflection challenges. Over the eight day programme, you'll take on bush, water and height activities, utilising the bush, mountains and waterways of the Marlborough Sounds.

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Funding available!

Thanks to our generous donors and supporters, we have limited funding available for people aged 18-26. 

Head to our Ka Mahi scholarship page for more information. Eligibility criteria apply.

Ka mahi scholarships

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Participant Outcomes

  • Revitalize and re-energize in the great outdoors.

  • Focus on your goals and return home prepared to tackle them.

  • Discover or revisit and reflect on yourself and your values.
  • Take time away from the pressures of study, work, family and technology to de-stress and refresh.

  • Challenge your self-imposed limitations and push yourself beyond what you thought possible.

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What you'll need

When you come to Outward Bound, there are items that you will need to bring with you and items that we will supply. As for the things that you need to bring - we encourage you to borrow as many items as you can, or buy second hand!

Check out our course gear list for a full run down and some hot tips on what to bring and what not to.

Gear list

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FAQs

Some of our commonly asked questions answered...

Each participant must undergo a medical screening prior to confirmation of enrolment. Read the Outward Bound Participation Guidelines here.

You must complete an Outward Bound medical form with a doctor. The medical form is valid for 90 days* from the date it is completed by a doctor and must be valid until the course start date. All medical forms will be reviewed by our nurse. 

If you are concerned about a medical condition, please call us on 0800 688 927 to talk it through.

*Medical forms for participants booked on either a Mind Body Soul, Classic, or Leaps & Bounds course are valid for 180 days.

The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it! You must be able to comfortably run 3km in under 25 minutes, plus complete a full day's physical activity.

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

No, you don't need to have any experience of outdoor activities or spending time outdoors.

You simply need to be willing to give the activities a go. The more you get involved, the more you will get out of your course.

Outward Bound is your opportunity to simply be yourself, without the expectations of people who know you. For this reason, we don't allow you to attend a course with friends or people you know.

You can attend at the same time as someone you know, however, we will put you in different groups (where available).

Our Leaps & Bounds and Custom Design courses are the exception to this rule.

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