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Featured Alumni Ambassador: Mia Blackwell

We’re always proud to hear about our Outward Bound Costa Rica alumni and their amazing accomplishments. Participants of our Alumni Ambassador program help spread the word about their life changing experiences on course. If you would like to join the team and be a featured alumnus on our blog, start by filling out our Alumni […]

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Work for OBCR: Spring 2015 Communications & Marketing Intern

Our Organization Founded in 1994, Outward Bound Costa Rica offers a range of experiential education programs promising challenging physical activities across Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama with a focus on personal development, leadership, and cultural immersion. Our Communications Office is a collaborative team of four responsible for all communications, sales, marketing and customer service tasks […]

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Coast to Coast Semester Student Update: October 24th

  Our Coast to Coast Expedition Semester students are in the thick of their 24-day hike through Costa Rica that will lead them from the Caribbean to Pacific coasts. We have shared their photos on Facebook and are excited to provide more updates here. At a recent check-in point, our staff joined them for a […]

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Coast to Coast Semester Student Update: October 14th

This past week, our Coast to Coast Expedition Semester students officially embarked on their cornerstone trek. Starting at the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, the students are working their way through diverse landscapes, ranging from world-class beaches to lush rainforests to remote mountain ranges. At the end of their 24 days, they will have trekked across […]

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Enrollment Manager Position

The Communications Office is a small, collaborative team responsible for all communications, sales, marketing and customer service tasks organization-wide. Staffers are charged with increasing course participation across all target audiences and ensuring excellent customer service with regard to stakeholder communication – from prospective students, to families of students currently on course, to alumni and partners. […]

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Incoming College Freshmen Bring Life Lessons from Costa Rican Rainforest to the Classroom

    This September, 21 incoming freshmen students from the University of Washington joined us for a 11-day Group Program adventure full of challenging expeditions, cultural immersion, and unforgettable experiences with new-found friends as they prepared to face their first year of college. The group pushed themselves as they trekked through the rainforest, surfed the Pacific Ocean at our […]

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Reaches Rainforests of Costa Rica [VIDEO]

After being challenged by friends and family, Outward Bound Costa Rica staffers decided to take a new approach to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with a ice-cold dunk in a jungle waterfall… And we got it all on video! In traditional Outward Bound style, the OBCR Communications team set out on a two-hour trek behind our […]

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Why Experts Say Getting Outside Is Good For You

Running around outside is not only more fun than staring at a TV screen; it’s essential for your health! Studies have shown that spending time outdoors has numerous physical, mental, and social benefits. Programs like Outward Bound are designed to help participants get up close and personal with the outdoors and experiencing these benefits first-hand. Here are […]

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Pacific Wave & Water #3 Update-August 14th

This past weekend we welcomed our last Summer Expedition course whose itinerary includes plenty of thrilling adventures on the water in their days to come. The group headed to our rainforest base in Tres Rios from the airport where they were greeted by their first customary dish of rice and beans and introduced themselves while also getting to […]

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Caribbean Scuba & Service #2 Update-August 8th

The group completed their scuba diving training with Executive Director Jim Rowe last week on the island of Solarte and prepared for their four day sea-kayak expedition! During the expedition, students paddled in single and double kayaks through the archipelago and calm mangroves of Bocas Del Toro. The waters were very tranquil through the mangroves because […]

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Pacific Wave & Water #2 Update- August 8th

Last week the group of six finished up their stay at our Manuel Antonio base and packed up their surfboards for their next water adventure in Avellanas. In Avellanas, instructors Carlos and Spencer assisted the group in the set-up of their tents along the sandy beaches under the Pacific sunset. For the next few days, […]

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Top Footwear for a Costa Rican Adventure

  So you have decided on your outdoor adventure and are preparing for the trip of your life, checking your packing list twice, telling your friends, buying supplies–but wait, what about your shoes? Having adequate and sufficient footwear can be one of the most important aspects in being prepared to embark on your Outward Bound Costa Rica course. […]

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PACIFIC WAVE & WATER #2 Update- August 1st

The Pacific Wave & Water expedition began Sunday with a day in our reserve working on maintaining trails and cleaning up debris. The group headed out early Monday morning for their 3-day river expedition on the Rio General.  They mastered Class IV rapids while camping on the river bank at night and swimming at a waterfall. Student’s had […]

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Caribbean Scuba & Service #2 Update-August 1st

The students of Caribbean Scuba & Service got off to a quick start early Sunday morning heading out on their excursion to Panama to begin their training for scuba diving. The group of 9 had a smooth transition into Panama where they then loaded boats and prepared for their stay on the private small island […]

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Girl Scouts Destinations Update- July 30th

Today marks our final update for our summer Girl Scouts Destinations programs! It has been a fun-filled season of exciting activities, newly developed friendships, and creating lifetime memories with Outward Bound Costa Rica. We would like to thank all of our Girl Scouts participants for an awesome experience and helping us to have another successful summer with our […]

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Pacific Wave & Water #1 Update- July 25th

Happy Guanacaste Day from Costa Rica! This week the guys caught with Executive Director Jim Rowe at our Manuel Antonio base for two days of CPR and First Aid training.  During CPR training students learned how to correctly administer rescue breathing and chest compressions between adults and children and taking the first steps of action […]

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Rainforest HIke & Homestay #3 Update- July 25th

  Happy Guanacaste Day from Costa Rica! Last Friday students were heading to the Lopez house to prepare homemade sugar cane using the traditional trapiche and getting a taste of sweet pure sugar. After a brief sugar rush, students were eager to hike just a short distance up the mountain to a beautiful gushing 80 foot waterfall! […]

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Nature in Panama

Under the tropical waters of Panama lies a plethora of amazing fish and coral reef! While scuba diving or even just cruising along the sandy beaches, you can see the colorful arrangement of amazing marine life throughout the Panama Sea. 1. Parrot Fish These colorful fish ranging up to 4 feet have beak-like jaws and […]

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Girl Scouts Destinations Update- July 23rd

Saturday was a big day as we welcomed our last round of Girl Scout Destinations programs for the summer! Rainforest, River & Reef, Catching Waves, and Scuba & Sea Turtle Adventure bonded together sharing their experiences on Saturday as they awaited their Outward Bound Costa Rica adventures! Every Wednesday stay up to date with for […]

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Rainforest Hike & Homestay #3 Update- July 18th

Rainforest Hike & Homestay started on the trail Sunday heading only a few feet away to our local reserve where they geared up to complete their first service project. During the service project students teamed together as they shoveled and raked away scattered debris throughout the trails while learning about the importance of preserving the […]

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