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Discover Your Potential With Voyageur

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The courage to take that first step over the rock ledge. The knowledge and discipline required to control the descent down the sheer rock wall. The trust in yourself and in your group to navigate the rapids and come through safely on the other side. Outward Bound School has been honing and developing integrity through self-exploration in since 1962. Though the school is based out of Colorado, it offers adventure programs in 11 states. Since it’s founding in Colorado, the Outward Bound School has expanded to include the Voyageur Outward Bound School, with a home base in Minnesota, but has just recently opened up programs in Texas. Read on to learn how to unveil your potential in Texas.

Desert in Big Bend National Park

Photo: Facebook/ Voyageur Outward Bound School

Voyageur offers a number of different programs for students to attend. The Big Bend program includes a little something for everybody. The programs are designed for people between the ages of 14 and 30 years old and include a 28-day course for struggling teens ages 14-17, a 30-day Pathfinder Course for ages 18-30, and 72-day Semester Course for 18-30 year olds. The Semester Course includes wilderness travel in both Minnesota and Big Bend.

Voyageur Outward Bound’s Development Specialist, Jennifer Gasperini, tells us, “Our courses are about much more than outdoor skills.  Voyageur Outward Bound has been changing lives through challenge and discovery for over 50 years. Through immersion in a wilderness setting, we teach people they have more character (perseverance, strength, grit) and leadership than they ever believed. Students have an opportunity to exercise and improve these traits working with others on [the] course and we challenge them to take that same character and leadership back to serve both themselves and their communities.”

Setting Up a Tent
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