Leaps & Bounds

For caregiver & teen Duration 8 days

The ultimate shared adventure for a parent/caregiver and their teenager (13 - 15 years). Learn about yourself and each other in a challenging but supportive environment.  Form a relationship that is real, open, honest, and based on respect while sharing the experience with other adults and teenagers in your group.

Our courses are designed to be mentally, emotionally, and physically challenging for the average participant. Activities occur in all weather conditions and can include off-track tramping, camping outside (sometimes alone), whitewater and surf kayaking, running, sailing, swimming, rockclimbing and high-ropes.

We both learnt to trust our own abilities, to trust other watch members, to push through the fear and to take every opportunity as it presents itself.

Sandra & David

Bookings & Fees

Price and available dates below

21 Apr 2018 – 28 Apr 2018

$2,680 (pp incl GST)

Limited places left

15 Jul 2018 – 22 Jul 2018

$2,680 (pp incl GST)

Spaces available

6 Oct 2018 – 13 Oct 2018

$2,680 (pp incl GST)

Spaces available

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Course Stories

Hear from people who completed a similar course
Want to know what Leaps & Bounds is like from a participant’s point of view?

Mike and his 14-year-old daughter Emma embarked on the Outward Bound course for parents and teens.

Read their story

Break the Barrier

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

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

Ollie worked on his fitness, diet and lifestyle to get to OB. Find out how.


Some of our commonly asked questions answered...

Ideally, you should be the participant's parent, guardian or main caregiver. If not, you should play a major role in the teen's day-to-day life.

Having this strong relationship will ensure you both take away even more from your shared experience.

Yes, the course fee is per participant. The total cost for both parent and teen is therefore two times the course fee, which is an all-inclusive price from the moment you arrive.

Yes, both the parent/caregiver and teen should meet our standard fitness requirements. You should both be able to fast walk or run 3km in under 25 minutes and complete a full day of activity.

Check out our guide to getting fit and healthy for Outward Bound.

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