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Outward Bound

In July 2012, I had the opportunity to go on an Outward Bound course in North Carolina. I was really scared, but I knew I had to do it. So I signed up and started looking all over the internet for anything that had to do with Outward Bound.

I couldn’t find anything.

So when I was done with my course, (which I LOVED), I decided that I had to recap it, for a couple of reasons.

The Crew on top of Table Rock

1 – Because I knew my grandparents were going to want to hear everything.  And there just wasn’t a way to tell them everything. Not without it taking hours and hours!

2 -Because I knew that there were people out there who were looking for information about Outward Bound. People who wanted to know more than the testimonials on the website told them. People who wanted to hear what it was actually like.

3 – Because I wanted to remember. Outward Bound was so amazing and I didn’t want to forget it as time went by. Yes, it was hard. But it was a great experience, and it changed my life.

View from Grandfather Mountain

The crew after our showers

7/27 – Leaving…

8/12 – I’m Home!

Click here to start reading Day One.

Click here to start reading Day Two.

Click here to start reading Day Three.

Click here to start reading Day Four.

Click here to start reading Day Five.

Click here to start reading Day Six.

Click here to start reading Day Seven.

Click here to start reading Day Eight.

Click here to start reading Day Nine.

Click here to start reading Day Ten.

Click here to start reading Day Eleven.

Click here to start reading Day Twelve.

Click here to start reading Day Thirteen.

Click here to start reading Day Fourteen.

Outward Bound Pictures

Brett and Colter’s Outward Bound Podcast

Want to know more about Outward Bound?

http://www.outwardbound.org/

http://www.NCOBS.org/

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  • amanda says:

    You are such a great writer Brett!

    August 19, 2012 at 10:50 PM
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  • Nicole Fava says:

    Brett-
    We love your blog! What a great daily account of what to expect from a NC Outward Bound School Course. If you don’t mind we might link it on our website/Facebook and use it for reference for others who are nervous about going on course. Do you think that would be ok? Just let us know: nfava@ncobs.org. Keep up the great work.

    June 3, 2013 at 9:35 AM
  • nicolefava says:

    Brett, I just want to let you know that we still use your blog all the time for parents and kids interested in Outward Bound who want a kids perspective. Thank you so much for writing this and allowing us to share!-From all of us at North Carolina Outward Bound School

    July 17, 2014 at 8:23 AM
    • Brett Jonas says:

      Thank you so much for telling me that, Nicole! I’m so glad to hear that it’s something you use. I hope everyone at NCOBS is doing well!

      July 17, 2014 at 10:33 AM

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