Outward Bound Romania is a non-profit organization specialized in outdoor activities (education and recreation) that was founded in 1993 as an independent member of the internationally recognized Outward Bound International. Since its inception, Outward Bound Romania has developed safe and quality programs, mostly focused on youth. The primary programs include personal development courses for high school students, courses for educators, youth leadership courses, and courses aimed at orphans, troubled, and economically disadvantaged youth. More than 11,000 young people have participated in our courses to date.
Outward Bound works. Try it and you’ll know!
The wilderness is your classroom. The rocks, rivers, forests and lakes are the teaching tools for personal development and empowerment. You’ll encounter physical challenges like climbing and rafting. Other challenges are more subtle, like sharing your thoughts and feelings with others, or learning to work effectively as a member of a team. By removing individuals from their familiar environment, we offer safe, but demanding, physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges. The reward of meeting and conquering these challenges is learning about yourself and your potential. Our programs are created to inspire self-reliance, teamwork, confidence, responsibility, compassion, and community awareness.
When participating in one of our programs, you abandon the restrictions and tedium of daily life for a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere that inspires confidence. Qualified and capable instructors ensure your safety and provide an environment that allows for a subtle transition of leadership from the instructors to you, the participants, as your self-reliance increases and your group decision-making skills develop. The overall benefits of an Outward Bound Romania experience are obtaining a new strength and a fresh perspective you will carry back with you into daily life.
“There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.” Kurt Hahn (1886-1974) – founder of Outward Bound