CORE ELEMENTS OF AN OUTWARD BOUND COURSE
Outward Bound courses encourage participants to develop greater understanding of themselves, of others and of the community around them through insight into the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self.
- Acceptance of Responsibility
- Ability to transcend self-imposed limits.
- Skills Improvement
- Physical well-being
Compassion and Service
As a values-based organization, Outward Bound asks course participants to embrace our common humanity, our diversity and the natural world. Outward Bound courses promote a caring connection among participants, instructors and the world around them. Compassionate behaviour and a service ethic are essential to successful completion of an Outward Bound course, encompassing both giving to and receiving from others.
Social and Environmental Responsibility
A sense of responsibility for self, for others and for the environment is a central tenet of Outward Bound’s teachings. Participants are asked to make choices and take actions that will result in a positive impact on society and the environment.