More than just a summer camp

We know that the Scouts have generally got you covered when it comes to summer camps. But what if you're looking for more?

More camping in the wild, more paddling across lakes, more hiking up fells and making new friends?

More time spent watching sunsets than camped out on the sofa watching Netflix! This is what Outward Bound does: 



What is Outward Bound?

We're an educational charity that helps young people defy their limitations through learning and adventures in the wild. One way we do this is through our 7 and 19-day summer adventures for 11-19 year olds, by teaching them the most important lesson they could ever learn: to believe in themselves.

"Hang on a minute", we hear you cry... "that sounds a bit like Scouts!" You bet! Heck you can even expect a badge at the end of Outward Bound, but what you can also expect are unique experiences you wouldn't find on a traditional scout camp. From long-held Outward Bound traditions like multi-day expeditions, solo experiences and the (in)famous jog an dip, to making international friendships outside of your Scouting circles.

Blog: Should a Scout go Outward Bound?

Our magic formula:


Experience the unpredictability of the great outdoors in genuine wild locations


Gain useful skills for life and knowledge from expert instructors and mentors


Go on life-changing personal journeys, with new friends from across the UK and around the world.