Adolescents faces multiple challenges in today’s society such as school entrance interviews, exams and peer performances in both academic and extra-curricular activities. This programme offers a platform for young adults to experience their first time away from home, working with others, developing a great sense of pride through taking up more accountability and learning from natural consequences of their actions.
Outward Bound is a non-profit making organisation created to help people discover and develop their potential to care for themselves, others and the world around them through challenging experiences in unfamiliar settings.
For younger participants, Outward Bound maybe your first time away from home, for others, you may be a returned participant.
The mental, social and physical challenges you will encounter are very real and meeting them is a genuine accomplishment. Instructors will create a highly structured environment with clear expectations and a daily routine like chore rotations or Leader of the Day.
6 days 5 nights
Centre-Based (2 nights wildcamping & 3 nights in dormitories)
We maintain a high staff to participants (1:6). There will be 12 participants maximum per group plus 2 instructors which are our safety ratio for all groups of all age.
Outward Bound Hong Kong - Tai Mong Tsai Base
210 Tai Mong Tsai Base, Sai Kung, New Territories
The following is an example of what your itinerary may look like. Your actual course plan will vary according to permitting, weather, participant skills and abilities, and instructor planning/ assessment.
Arrive half an hour before your start time. This gives you time to proceed to the meet up point and await your group members.
We recommend you wear course clothing and shoes.
The most important part is what the material is made from, not its brand name.
In general, avoid cotton/ cotton blends and stick to synthetic fabrics like polyester or natural fibers like silk and wool. Being dressed for the course will also further efficiency on your first day.
Whether it is the first or the 20th time you have been away from home, you might not ever have been this far away. The feeling of being alone and away from family might not happen immediately, but in a lot of cases it will occur while on course. Please use your instructors and teammates as resources as they are there to help. If you think you might feel homesick, let us know. We can help you come up with some ideas to address it.
Previous swimming and sailing experience are not necessary. We will teach you the skills for wilderness journey both interpersonal and technical skills. Technical skills include: how to pack appropriately, navigation, and to cook your group meals over stoves and pots washing.