Voyageur Outward Bound School
Photo Credit: Menno Lammerts von Bueren

As we charge forward into the winter season at VOBS (snow has already fallen at Homeplace and in the Twin Cities), everyone is busy taking some much needed rest from a record summer season, and beginning to prepare for an epic winter through staff travel opportunities and dog training!

Course advisor, Instructor and dog trainer, Sammie Kapaun, took a moment to share her experience with Outward Bound National. Read the full blog here.

Down in Big Bend, Instructors are learning new skills and preparing for a Texas winter! Check out photos from fall staff training in Big Bend. Photos courtesy of VOBS Instructors Rachael and Ben!
Photo Credit: John Ratzloff
Upcoming Dog Sledding Courses

Boundary Waters Dog Sledding & Cross Country Skiing for Adults (ages 18+, 23+, 30+ and 45+)
Available Dates:
  • Dec. 27, 2018 - Jan. 3, 2019 (18+ and 30+ options)
  • Jan. 5-12, 2019 (18+)
  • Jan. 12-19, 2019 (18+ and 30+ options)
  • Feb. 2-16, 2019 (18+)
  • Feb. 9-16, 2019 (45+)
  • Feb. 23 - Mar. 2, 2019 (23+)
  • Mar. 2-9, 2019 (18+)
  • Mar. 9-16, 2019 (18+)
  • Mar. 16-23, 2019 (30+)

Boundary Waters Dog Sledding & Cross Country Skiing (ages 16-18)
Available Dates:
  • Dec. 27, 2018 - Jan. 10, 2019
  • Dec. 28, 2018 - Jan. 4, 2019
Photo Credit: John Ratzloff
We were named one of Outside Magazine's Best Places to Work for the third year in a row! Congratulations to our colleagues at Colorado Outward Bound School, Outward Bound Baltimore and Outward Bound California for making the list too!

We're hiring for 2019 field positions and a few administrative positions as well. Come join our amazing team! All current openings can be found online:

On the Blog - Returning Home

"For me, it is simply coming home. In a sense, I've never left. Outward Bound initiated me in the way of the wilderness and self-discover."

Gary Lee, VOBS alumni from 1967, reflects on his return to Homeplace in 2017 for the 50th reunion of his OB course.

Check it out on the blog!

Join The Coven community and Voyageur Outward Bound staff, alumni and supporters as we celebrate Jean Replinger and Women Outward Bound; screening in Minneapolis this Thursday!

Date: Thursday, November 8th
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Coven (30 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401)

Want your own "Women Outward Bound" DVD? Buy them here: or at the event!

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