Part 1 - Participant Application Checklist
This form takes about 30 - 45 minutes to complete, there is not a save and continue option. This application requires both participant and guardian to complete sections.
Outward Bound California (OBCA) staff are Wilderness First Responder and CPR certified and will provide first aid to students in the field at no cost. If a student requires emergency medical care beyond what staff are trained to provide, they will be evacuated from the field and the family will be responsible for all costs as invoiced by medical or emergency service providers or evacuation support outside of OBCA. Please consider purchasing temporary medical insurance.
Parents/Legal Guardians:Outward Bound is an ideal choice for motivated, fit teens that are ready for a physically and mentally challenging experience. We recognize, however, that not all kids are in exactly the same place. Many are ready and willing to attend but some may change their minds when they get here. Some will excel and some will struggle. Our instructors work to balance the pursuit of individual and team success. We encourage you to find an hour or two together to go over all the materials provided with your child.
There are many family structures and living arrangements for teens and young adults. It is helpful to have an accurate picture of the family relationships, guardianships, custody issues, and who is paying for the course. This information may offer perspective on serving your child on course or may help us understand who to contact in the event of an emergency.
**Please note if your child is older than 18, we cannot share medical information via phone or email with parents or guardians without the child's permission.
By submitting this form,
I understand that I (or my child) may be in remote areas, several hours or days away from any medical facility or where communication, transportation, or evacuation is subject to delay.
The information I have provided is accurate and complete. I have read all of the course and Outward Bound information; I understand the application, cancellation and expulsion policies and related penalties as explained in the Cancellation and Admissions Policies document I received when I requested my application. I understand that Outward Bound will be physically and emotionally challenging, involves living with a group of diverse participants, and is NOT a recreational summer camp and should in no way be considered a vacation. I am ready to take on the challenge of Outward Bound.