Outward Bound Offering Summer Courses

June 18, 2015

Bermuda’s Outward Bound is getting set to hold five-day summer courses, with spots in the programme still available.

According to the official website, Outward Bound Bermuda’s mission is to help attendees “discover and develop their potential for themselves, others, and the world around them by engaging in challenging experiences in new environments.”

The Outward Bound website says, “Following the success of Outward Bound in various locations around the world; the program was introduced to Bermuda in 1970. In October of that year, the first twelve students ventured to the United Kingdom for an experience of a lifetime.

“Such was the success of this first overseas course that the Bermuda Police Service was inspired to continue running and funding trips to Outward Bound anually.

“Since its inception, Outward Bound Bermuda has traditionally been staffed by serving Police Officers, in order to develop a rapport with the local youth. Over the past several years however, civilian instructors have been sought and trained due to an increased demand for police manpower in the community.

“Students on Paget Island take part in a number of activities, many similar to that of an overseas course. Until 1991, the St. David’s Head abseil was the most formidable aspect of the course, but the introduction of the high ropes challenge course saw this activity become the most challenging and most exciting for the students.”

Boys and girls 12 to 14-years-old can apply, with the courses running from Monday to Friday for the four weeks in July. Application forms can be found on the Outward Bound Bermuda website and submitted to Mnorman@bps.bm.

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