Champions Change Lives

OB Champions all over the country are passing on the torch and working hard to make Outward Bound a reality for someone just like you.

And you can do it too. Be a champion for someone else. Someone who feels unsure of their future, or struggles to believe in themselves, but has hope that Outward Bound could change their life.

Find a challenge event, set up and customise your page, share it with family and friends and start raising money!

Your donation will help make Outward Bound a reality for someone just like you.

Getting started is easy. Firstly we suggest you read through the challenge ideas below, and then get in touch with our fundraising guru Christina Goss who is happy to answer any of your questions. Remember – there’s more in you! You’ve got this!

Become a Champion and make Outward Bound a reality for someone like you!

Hear from the champions themselves

Going the Extra Mile

Going the Extra Mile

Wellingtonian Breanna Ward swam the Strait in 7hours 26mins on Saturday 1st December, 2018 to raise funds for the Outward Bound Champion programme. We caught up with Breanna to chat about the swim and what she's planning next. Read more

First time marathoner smashes fundraising goal

First time marathoner smashes fundraising goal

Aydhen, Batten 629, completed a Professional course in 2017 and was sponsored by his employer, Fisher and Paykel, as part of their leadership programme. He shares with us why his experience motivated him to get involved in the OB Champion programme. Read more

Remember Darryl Walker, star of hit TVNZ series 'Darryl. An Outward Bound story'? He loved his Outward Bound experience so much he went on to become an OB Champion. As an OB Champion, you can sign up for a challenge and raise money to help send someone else on an Outward Bound course!

He checked in with us to give us an update on how his training is going, all the way from LA!

Starring Millen Baird a.k.a. Darryl Walker a.k.a. OB Champion Superstar.

Champions do change lives

Hear from a couple of students who have attended OB through the generosity of others


A letter from Chris and Logan

A letter from Chris and Logan

When I found out my 13 year old foster son Logan had the wonderful gift of a scholarship to Outward Bound and he needed an adult to accompany him I knew it had to be me! Read more

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It truly has been a life changing experience for me, many things I've learnt I can take home with me and use for the rest of my life. The experience you gain from attending is truly incredible and will help you for years after leaving the course.

Matthew, Kupe 627

Matthew's course was funded by donations and he is now an OB Champion

I learnt so much and made heaps of amazing memories with people who were once strangers, but are now very close friends. I believe I have grown as a person and leant that I am capable of anything, because there is more in me. Outward Bound has helped me see that. I can make a difference.

Tiana, Kupe 627

Tiana's course was funded by donations and he is now an OB Champion

I'm ready to become a Champion!

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