Start off your college years with a cohort of like-minded students … live, learn, explore and serve!

Your Outdoor Leadership Adventure

What do paddling, rock-climbing and St. Norbert College have in common? A Gap Experience you won’t forget!

Begin your 13-week expedition in the boundary waters of northern Minnesota on an Outward Bound adventure that includes wilderness hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, paddling and much more. And throughout this adventure, you’ll learn leadership skills to carry with you the rest of your life.

Outward Bound will provide the gear and tools you’ll need; all you need to bring is a spirit of adventure and a readiness to learn. If you’re accepted to this program, we’ll provide a list of the clothing and personal items you’ll want to pack, too.

Leadership: Learn It, Live It

Throughout the course, you’ll have evening discussions to explore the personal and group challenges encountered. Topics will include leadership, independent decision-making, goal-setting, responsibility and teamwork. At other times during the course, you’ll have opportunities to learn geology, discuss environmental ethics, and delve into the natural history of the Northwoods and Lake Superior.

This expedition is an exciting way to learn about yourself; gain technical outdoor skills; gain practical, contemporary leadership skills; and become a valued team member in a challenging and inspiring setting.