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Summer Adventures Update: June 25, 2013

It’s officially summertime here at Outward Bound Costa Rica! Tune in to our blog on Tuesdays for updates on our Summer Adventures and Fridays for updates on our Girl Scout destinations program to hear all about our student happenings here in Costa Rica and Panama. Read on to learn the latest happenings from the students […]

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Manuel Antonio: A Costa Rican Paradise You Don’t Want To Miss

Where can you find an abundance of wildlife situated only feet away from spectacular beaches? Only at Manuel Antonio. Previously known as only a large area of farmland, Manuel Antonio now boasts one of the best national parks in the world and has quickly developed into a must see here in Costa Rica. Being comprised […]

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Links We Like: June 19, 2013

At OBCR we strive to inspire and challenge our students both mentally and physically through exciting adventures as well as service-focused expeditions. Keeping in that theme, this week’s Links We Like are all about individual who push their limits while supporting great causes: Andy Campbell lost his legs during a climbing accident, but his willpower […]

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Summer Adventures Update: June 18, 2013

It’s officially summertime here at Outward Bound Costa Rica! Tune in to our blog on Tuesdays for updates on our Summer Adventures and Fridays for updates on our Girl Scout destinations program to hear all about our student happenings here in Costa Rica and Panama.

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Our Local Impact: Working in the Tres Rios Reserve

For many years, Outward Bound Costa Rica students have completed meaningful service learning projects across the country of Costa Rica as well as in parts of Nicaragua and the Caribbean coastal region of Bocas del Toro, Panama. Recently, our team jumped at the opportunity to get involved with a service opportunity that hit closer to […]

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Links We Like: June 14, 2013

This weeks Links We Like are all about using photography to create a meaningful story. OBCR constantly encourages our open-enrollment students, Girl Scouts, and leadership students to share their photos with us as a way to document their personal experience with OBCR and continuously share it with others. Read on to see how photographers such […]

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Take our Virtual Tour: Experience Living on our Rainforest Base

OBCR is gearing up for the arrival of the students participating in our Summer Courses and all of our Girl Scouts! We are ready and excited to soon welcome all our new students to the OBCR base, which will be the start to their summer adventure. Watch this virtual tour, take a walk through their […]

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Meet the Team: Pedro Montero

Surf’s up with Pedro Montero and OBCR! Did you know that Outward Bound Costa Rica is the only OB school with an extensive surf program? It comes as no surprise then to hear that surfing is one of our most popular activity areas among our students. For that reason, Outward Bound Costa Rica employs only […]

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Social Media & Marketing Manager Position

Job Description The Social Media & Marketing Manager plays a crucial and exciting role in our Communications Office. This team of five is 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 […]

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Links We Like: June 5, 2013

Hola a todos! This weeks ‘Links We like’ are about experiencing the unknown. Whether its trekking to the South Pole and back, diving to the depths of the ocean, or exploring the world to create the perfect films, check out these links and see how these people are truly living the adventure! Ben Saunders has […]

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OBCR Welcomes Summer Interns Kaari & Melodey!

Summer’s almost here! As we gear up for our 2013 Summer Adventures and Girl Scouts destinations program, we’ve brought on two interns to the team here at Outward Bound Costa Rica who will play an important role in the Programming and Communications Offices. Read on to learn about Kaari and Melodey and how they’ll be […]

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Adios, Leadership Semester Students!

Students of our Spring 2013 Leadership Semester finished up course last week. Throughout the semester, this international group of students, arriving from six different countries, trained in seven internationally-recognized outdoor certifications while experiencing the natural wonders of Costa Rica and Panama. Read on to learn how this group spent their action-packed 65-days with Outward Bound […]

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And the Winner of a Free Course Is…

We recently ran a contest on our Facebook page to encourage our fans to Live the Adventure this summer. The prizes of the contest will help two lucky OBCR fans create an unforgettable summer…and includes one FREE 7-day 2013 Summer course for our grand prize winner! Watch the video to find out who will be […]

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Links We Like: March 27, 2013

Saludos, readers! In Costa Rica, we are officially amidst the Semana Santa, or the Holy Week leading up to Easter. In this traditionally Catholic country, offices close Thursday and Friday, public transportation is shut down and families are busily preparing for a weekend of celebration. Our top two links explore through descriptive language and photos […]

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Links We Like: March 20, 2013

Laura Dekker, 15 years old at the time, set sail to embark on a trip around the world…alone. This article gives a glimpse of the backstory about her epic trip after sailing 27,000 nautical miles in 519 days (17 months) to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe. She made a documentary (Maidentrip) which […]

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Why Become an Expert in Experiential Learning?

Have you ever found it difficult to accurately convey the impact of an OBCR course? Perhaps you want to impress your teachers or friends with knowledge of how experiential learning theory actually manifests itself on your OBCR course? Interested in being able to speak eloquently about your transformative experience on course, or your upcoming experience […]

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Leadership Update: March 15, 2013

The Leadership students have been working hard on their Lifeguard certification training in Playa Avellana, in the pool near our base, and now in Bocas Del Toro, Panama where they will have their final exams. Here’s a quick video to give you a glimpse of what their training entails. After finishing their Lifeguard training, the […]

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Links We Like: March 13, 2013

Banff Mountain Film Fest 2012 Avery Stonich sums up the Banff Mountain Film Fest 2012 entries, which passed through her hometown of Boulder, CO last week. I watched the trailers last night and they are spectacular. Included in this tour’s winners are crossing antartica unsupported, hidden tributaries of the Grand Canyon, professional climbers, skiers, and […]

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TransiTarte Cultural Summer Event in San Jose

The San Jose Municipality puts together a Summer Event for the community where they bring music, art, and entertainment for everyone to enjoy…for free! The event was spread out among five parks in the heart of San Jose. Communications Director, Jeff Friend, was able to take some photos of a few of the activities for […]

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Leadership Update: March 8, 2013

After an all around success on the Hiking Phase, Wilderness First Responder, and Ropes, the Leadership group is completing their fourth phase of course: surf and lifeguard certification at Playa Avellanas. Students have been engaging in beach based leadership development activities, surfing and building their relationship with the ocean, and consuming extraordinary amounts of fish! […]

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