There are many distractions in our world today that, if present, would diminish an Outward Bound experience. To encourage students to be present, engaged, responsive, and thoughtful, we do not allow items that can distract the group from the task at hand, including music devices such as iPods, mobile phones (including smart phones with camera capabilities), laptop computers, electronic readers or tablets (iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc.), watches or clocks, knives and multi-tools, or lighters. All of these items will be collected, documented, and stored in secure lockers for the duration of course.
Our base is located in a very humid climate. Outward Bound Costa Rica is not responsible for any damages to personal items caused by the weather/environment during storage or the remote possibility of theft or other loss.