All the schools’ programmes are specifically designed to meet the requirements of each school and your pupils. The courses can be to help your students understand their true capabilities, team building or leadership. Your students will learn lessons that can never be taught in a classroom but can only be experienced. The friends, memories and experiences that they enjoy will be remembered for many years to come.
Courses are run all year around and take place in all weather conditions. The activities include
The Outward Bound programmes take these participants totally out of their comfort zones but help the to realise that they can turn their lives around and be all that they want to be, but the decision is up to them. They are run on a similar basis to the other courses but have extra input from their counsellors or mentors.
Youth at Risk programmes
The Western Cape Department of Social Development is extremely active in various programmes to change the lives of the disadvantaged youth of the province to help keep them out of gangs and/or prison and to turn them into contributing members of society. In 2015 the Western Cape Department of Social Development approached Outward Bound to run the wilderness element of some of their diversion programmes. These are for groups of young people who have been in conflict with the law and the courts request that they attend diversion programmes instead of sending them to jail.
These groups of young people are part of a year-long diversion programme of which Outward Bound is only a short part, but it is proving to be a vital element in their rehabilitation. This is most evident in the fact that the Department have approached Outward Bound to run more programmes again this year.