Nature is a necessity for all communities.

OBA 55 banner.jpg

Our Vision

OBA will ensure that youth from diverse communities will have access to nature, environmental education, leadership development and preparation for careers in conservation.

Our Mission

Changing lives of diverse youth through challenging outdoor learning experiences.

OBA News

Check out our most recent news below.


Who We Are

Outward Bound Adventures (OBA) was founded in 1962 in Northwest Pasadena by four educators who strongly believed their students would benefit from time spent in nature. Today, Outward Bound Adventures is the oldest nonprofit in the nation dedicated to engaging youth, families, and young adults of color in culturally relevant outdoor experiences

Click HERE to learn more about our rich history.


Our Programs

Screen Shot 2020-01-02 at 7.44.44 AM.png

Environmental Studies Expeditions

Experiential camping and backpacking trips that occur year-round. These trips range from day trips to 20+ day expeditions!

Screen Shot 2020-01-02 at 7.46.32 AM.png

Diverse Outdoor Leaders Institute

Training Outdoor Leaders from culturally diverse backgrounds. For more information and to apply to the next cohort please click below.

Screen Shot 2020-01-02 at 7.45.41 AM.png

Environmental Restoration Teams

 Provides youth 16 years and older who are interested in outdoor conservation with short to long term paid hands-on work experience.

Screen Shot 2020-01-02 at 7.40.06 AM.png

Youth Advisory Council

A youth led program that develops conservation and leadership skills

Screen Shot 2020-01-02 at 7.43.48 AM.png

Teach Me to Camp

Values Clarification, Goal Setting, and Camping Education for families from underrepresented communities

Relying upon our history and experience, we have integrated these seven areas of focus into each of our programs. We found that they are the most successful at affecting education and behavior in youth and families.

Click each icon below to learn more.

Subscribe to the OBA Newsletter

to always receive updates on our latest adventures

Thank You for Subscribing to our Newsletter!

OBA Bus 1980s.jpg