OUTWARD BOUND offers outdoor education courses for all kinds of classes and school groups. The core focus remains the personal education and team development of youth, and experiencing nature in its purest form.
In the last 65 years, hundreds of thousands of young people in Germany have gained new insights through our courses
-in the largest classroom in the world-
and brought this valuable knowledge home with them.
Students set their own mental and physical challenges, find wise and creative solutions with others, reach personal goals, and find pride their own abilities.
Our courses: Explorer, Challenge, Passage
We'll gladly assist in creating a course of a suitable length which meets your specifications according to chosen themes, personal wishes, and specific group targets.
The following course formats offer you examples of how the courses might look.
Explorer (1-5 days)/ experience oriented class trip
This programme is designed especially for children in the fourth to fifth grades. Removed from the stress of a typical structured school day, they take part in experiences which usually have no place in everyday life, and tackle assignments offering adventure in the largest classroom in the world. They find themselves again, and enjoy the contact with others through nature.
Challenge (4-14 days)/ experience oriented class excursion
In our Challenge programme, we focus on individual personal development, in addition to class cohesion. We deal with the basics of working together, the awareness and responsibility for those in the group, and creating a sense of mutual trust. Prominent themes are personality types, understanding role functions, and helpful communication models for a more positive group interaction. These are reinforced through various activities and an expedition in the great outdoors.
Passage (5-10 days)/ Mountains instead of palm trees
Final trips are always a sensitive topic. What is an “absolute must” for the students is becoming an increasingly difficult topic for the teachers. Let's go on this exciting ride together, and take the steps leading to real personal growth. This course is about the transition from adolescent to adult, from high school student to college/university student or employee. It is about finally coming face to face with "life's priorities".