Become a sponsor/partner With your help we can change lifes of young people for the better


The term OUTWARD BOUND comes from the seafaring and describes a ship loaded in the harbor and ready to sail. In this context, OUTWARD BOUND means for us to be ready to face new challenges - especially in nature, to learn perseverance, to take responsibility, to show consideration and to work together to expand our boundaries. Be ready for an active and responsible lifestyle! With this philosophy and the associated concept, we are successfully represented in more than 35 countries worldwide and now, with over 65 years of experience, Germany's oldest experiential educational institution. 

"To serve, to strive and not to yield."

Guiding principle of OUTWARD BOUND schools around the world

As a recognized sponsor of child and youth welfare, we support more than 7,000 pupils, trainees, students and other groups of participants in social institutions in their individual development as individuals and in cooperation with groups. The following mission statement formulates the values ​​of OUTWARD BOUND Germany, marks the goals pursued in the courses and identifies the essential components of our way of working.


Our values               Our goals Our way of working

Sorgfalt & Verantwortung


Herausforderung & eigene Grenzen erweitern


Soziale Kompetenz


Menschliches Miteinander

Ressourcenorientiertes Handeln & Nachhaltigkeit

Reflexion & Transfer in den Alltag

Initiative ergreifen