For 50 years and with more than 1 million participants, Outward Bound continues to lead the way in outdoor adventure-education for youth and adults. With locations throughout the United States and Internationally and over 500 courses to choose from, your perfect adventure awaits!
Outward Bound programs emphasize personal growth through experience and challenge in the wilderness. Students develop self-reliance, responsibility, teamwork, confidence, compassion, as well as environmental and community stewardship.
Courses range in length from four days to three months, for ages 12 to 45+. Activities include backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, mountaineering, white water rafting, sailing, dog sledding, skiing and much more. Scholarships are available. (less)... Read more
Six Flags Great America is a proud supporter of educational programs and has created several opportunities to encourage education in the community. Read to Succeed is a program for K-6 students who complete six hours of non-school related reading to earn a free admission ticket. Schools can register online in the fall.
Six Flags also hosts several educational events each year for teachers and students. Our most popular educational events is Physics Day where students from local schools participate in an outdoor learning lab by measuring G-forces on our rides and coasters. Six Flags also hosts Marketing Day where students interested in Marketing can come in for a Q&A with Six Flags Great America's Marketing Director. Other educational events include Math & Science Day and Technology & Engineering Day. Learn about all of Six Flags Great America's outdoor learning lab opportunities on the park event page at Sixflags.com/greatamerica. (less)... Read more