Association Outward Bound Croatia is founded by a group of experienced and eminent persons from scientific, business and adventure field. We are a member of a world-renowned schools of Outward Bound International.
Our mission is to encourage people to discover and develop their potential and to create a better world for themselves and others through challenging experiences in unfamiliar settings.
It is all about the adventure, dealing with the unknown, meeting the challenges, stretching beyond the limits and developing courage, resilience, persistence, responsibility, adaptability, integrity, compassion, service to community, and the ability to work well with others – life lasting qualities.
All this in the most spectacular areas of Croatia – forests, mountains, rivers, lakes and the sea – wilderness being our classroom..
re you searching for an international volunteer experience or excitement? New connections? New adventures? New possibilities? Then perhaps becoming our EVS volunteer might be the right decision for you.
Challenge yourself by stepping outside your comfort zone and immersing yourself into a different culture. Make a difference in the lives of others and experience personal growth.
International volunteering will give you the opportunity to leave your regular routine and improve your self-esteem, self-confidence and life satisfaction. You will get a sense of empowerment and a chance to reflect on what you want from life.
ahn strongly believed that people should develop important skills besides academics including self-esteem, self-confidence, team work, social consciousness, etc.
Outward Bound still believes that education must encourage and instill compassion and service while developing character through physical, practical challenges.
It was derived from Kurt Hahn’s thinking behind this philosophy: “There is more in you than you think”.
Since then Outward Bound has expanded internationally and today our schools are implementing outdoor courses in nature where participants find themselves out of their everyday routine, outside of their comfort zone, where they can discover themselves and their inner abilities.
Our participants gain awareness of positive interaction with other members of the group and the environment thus enhancing their personal and social skills.
There are more than 50 Outward Bound schools in 34 countries across the globe, each applying the practices and philosophy of Outward Bound to fit their local needs.
utward Bound courses are based on experiential learning method, meaning stepping outside the usual situations and getting into more challenging environment, both physically and mentally.
With reflection to every new experience, the participants gain awareness of themselves and the way they function in certain situations which can later help them to alter their way of thinking.
This creates more options in going through life and thus more success.
Core elements of our courses:
Objectives of an Outward Bound course can be quite different depending on the target group and can be one or more of the following:
Activities used on an Outward Bound course are tools used in creating new and powerful experiences.
rock climbing, abseiling, wilderness orienteering, trekking, multi-day expeditions, building shelter and sleeping outdoors, caving, diving, raft building, kayaking, low and high ropes; team initiative and problem-solving tasks and much more.
Our top most priority is safety on the field.
rganization of the Outward Bound schools is based on more than 75 years of experience throughout the world and today is setting the highest standards in outdoor education as well as experiential learning.
As the leading adventure-based education program in the world, Outward Bound developed and refined safety procedures and program reviews and each Outward Bound center seeks to have high standards of risk management, procedures designed to reduce the likelihood of accidents and incidents in every country where Outward Bound programs take place, following strict safety policy ensuring highest possible course quality and effectiveness.