New Year Greetings from Voyageur Outward Bound!
Voyageur Outward Bound School
Photo Credit: Larry Mishkar; Location: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
It's 2019 and things are off to a busy start here at Voyageur Outward Bound School! Thirteen courses have already started and/or wrapped up since the new year, with a busy winter season ahead of us. We have welcomed two new full-time staff to the crew, and have numerous new positions open for applications.

By the end of March, we will have completed 22 courses and witnessed numerous students having realized there is more in them than they know.

It is in these moments, that our hearts are truly full.
Wishing you and yours the best that 2019 has to offer!

Love from, your Voyageur Outward Bound Crew

Featured Course - Dog Sledding!
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Ever wonder what it's like to hear the call of the wolf in the dead of winter, on a crystal clear night, surrounded by a warm fire and some loveable sled dogs?

Join us on one of our 2019 winter dog sledding courses and experience it for yourself. We promise, it will be an experience you'll never forget!
Photo Credit: Elliott Sweeney

How to Prepare Physically for a Dog Sledding Course

"Winter expeditions are hard, there’s no hiding that, but they are also incredible in many other ways. Picture magical sunrises and sunsets, breathtaking night skies, unconditional furry love, rosy cheeks and big smiles, welcoming campfires and unforgettable memories. And, I would venture to say, that the physical toughness of living in winter only makes all the rest that much sweeter. "

Read the full post on the blog!

Location: The Rio Grande, Big Bend Ranch State Park
Upcoming Courses
Available Dates:
  • Mar. 5 - Apr. 1, 2019 (ages 14-17)

Available Dates:
  • Mar. 8 - May 10, 2019 (18+)

Boundary Waters Dog Sledding & Texas Big Bend Leadership Semester
Available Dates:
  • Jan. 26 - Mar. 30, 2019 (18+)

"It's not about the paddling, it's not about the portaging, it's about what do you do when you're confronted with something hard."

ear all about what it's like to be on expedition with Voyageur Outward Bound School in our newest video (below). Learn more about this particular expedition on our blog.
Registration is now open for the upcoming Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and WFR Recertification courses at Voyageur Outward Bound School.

Registration is available to the public.

Priority will be given to 2019 VOBS employees until January 31st and then registrations in the order they are received.

Course Dates:
Wilderness First Responder - 5/7/19 - 5/14/19
WFR Re-certification - 5/3/19 - 5/5/19

Alumni Opportunities:

As a VOBS alumni, we encourage you to stay in touch, share your memories and pass on your knowledge. Below are some ways to remain in contact or get involved.

Stay Connected:

Stay Involved:
  • Share your story or be a reference.
  • Make a donation or host a fundraiser.

All of these opportunities can be found at our alumni website:

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