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The Omaha Outward Bound School is committed to building our next generation of community leaders and difference makers. Experiential learning, the kind you get from clipping-in and rappelling from a 60-foot rock ledge, is proven to make a bigger impact on a young person. If you want extraordinary outcomes, it requires extraordinary programs. Our programs focus on building confidence, leadership skills, collaboration, conflict resolution and trust for kids of all ages and backgrounds.

All in the context of adventure and fun.

 

2016 Youth Participant Feedback

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Youth Progams

THE BOULDER


1/2 Day Program


Mindfulness Exercise
Full Value Contract


One Activity
Team Development Course
Indoor Rock Wall
High Ropes Course
Frontcountry Orienteering
Teambuilding on the Ground
Camp Craft


Lunch (Optional)
Debrief & Reflection


THE ASCENT


Full Day Program


Mindfulness Exercise
Full Value Contract


Two Activities
Team Development Course
Indoor Rock Wall
High Ropes Course
Frontcountry Orienteering
Teambuilding on the Ground
Camp Craft
Canoeing


Lunch
Debrief & Reflection


The Summit


Leadership Development Series
Up to 15 People


Multiple-program progression that promotes the participants’ growth in confidence, critical thinking skills, compassion, character, leadership and, ultimately, self-reliance. Sessions take place at a combination of school classrooms, the Omaha Outward Bound School Base and Omaha-area frontcountry.


 

Youth Service Leaders Expedition


2-10 Days
Crews of 12


Design the ultimate expedition for
your team to include any of the following:

Indoor/Outdoor Rock Climbing
Rapelling
High Ropes Course
Team Development Course
Orienteering
Teambuilding on the Ground
Camp Craft
Canoeing
Service Project




Urban Expedition


1 – 3 Days


Learn to see the city in a whole new way as students travel by foot or public transportation to complete a series of urban challenges connected to an educational theme. Sleep in historic buildings, navigate public transportation and gain a greater sense of community connection. On Omaha Outward Bound Schools’ Urban Expeditions, students travel Omaha streets and neighborhoods to discover firsthand the forces that shape our city. They engage with people, food, places and activities that are very different from their own experience. We weave community service and adventure activities into each trip. The expeditions can be aligned with school curriculum to provide an experiential approach to learning that complements content already being studied.




 
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