Outward Bound (Rotary Supported)
Outward Bound is New Zealand’s leading organisation for showing people their full potential through outdoor challenge and adventure. Established in 1962, Outward Bound still operates from its original location, Anakiwa, in the Marlborough Sounds.
Outward Bound operate monthly 21-day (Classic) courses for 18 to 26-year old’s which are an ideal leadership opportunity for young people recently out of High School or further engaged in vocational training or tertiary study. Over 21 days participants will build levels of self confidence and self-reliance which will assist them greatly in building Character and good productive lives.
Rotary Clubs are encouraged to look into their communities and where appropriate select a deserving young person to be the recipient of a Rotary Outward-Bound Scholarship.
These courses have a cost per person of $4100 which does not include travel to the camp just outside of Picton or the cost of a medical sign off.
Clubs are encouraged to look closely at how they will conduct fundraising for such a scholarship and the extent to which they will look to a participant for a financial contribution. There is no hard and fast rule on the proportions involved. In some cases of hardship where the candidate is particularly deserving an approach to Outward Bound may also elicit some direction to sources of financial assistance.
call Outward Bound direct on 0800688927 (NZ freephone)
or call the Youth Director from the Club involved
Rotray and Rotarains were involved in the formation and ongoing support of Outward Bound.