At Voyageur Outward Bound School we believe in the potential of every individual. We believe when people discover strength of character, an aptitude for leadership and a desire to serve, it has a positive impact on their lives and the lives of those around them. And that discovery has the power to make the world a better place. Outward Bound changes lives through challenge and discovery. We offer life-changing expeditions for everyone, regardless of social or economic status, race or gender, from struggling teens, to first generation urban youth, adults in transition or veterans integrating back into life outside of active duty.
For over 50 years, we have been changing lives by using the wilderness as a classroom to provide unparalleled opportunities for personal growth, self-reliance, confidence, teamwork and compassion.
Our full portfolio of programs ranges from part-day programming to wilderness programs lasting a full semester. Canoeing, camping, rock climbing, backpacking, skiing, snowshoeing, dog-sledding and urban adventure programs serve as the educational vehicle for social and emotional learning and character development. In all of VOBS programs, tight-knit groups are led through sequenced challenges designed to discover and improve skills such as emotion management, teamwork, initiative, problem solving, responsibility and empathy. This learning occurs for both the individual and the group. Voyageur Outward Bound School students experience the benefit of personal challenge and the positive effects of nature as they build critical life skills.
From the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota, Widji is uniquely situated to provide access to some of the finest wilderness areas in North America. Four generations of young lives, spanning over eighty years, have been transformed by a Widjiwagan experience. Through wilderness travel and environmental learning experiences, they have built leadership skills, gained confidence and explored extraordinary listings.
Camp Widjiwagan offers programming for teens, ages 11–18.
Good things happen when a boy leaves home for camp. He gains independence and finds his own voice. Camp Voyageur fills a summer with sports, adventure and exploring the Boundary Waters with friends.
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How about getting away from cell phones and the shuffle of the city for a day or a week, more?
Come on up north and catch more fish than you can imagine. With over a million acres of true wilderness and thousands of lakes to choose from, we have undoubtedly the best smallmouth fishing in North America.
Wilderness walleyes? Nothing beats the reward of a little extra effort to get to those “secret” fishing holes. Experience an ‘age-gone-by’ traditional campfire cooked shore-lunch with freshly caught walleye. Then see some pristine waterfalls, northern lights or pictographs, maybe a moose? Northeast Minnesota has some of the best wing shooting for Ruffed and Spruce Grouse in the nation. Endless trails and solitude.
Check out my package prices and discover the incredible value that Bushey Guide Service has to offer due to our lifelong experience in fishing, camping and guiding in the Northwoods and multiple referrals to prove it, I will create an experience that works for you.