Courtney Kupsch is Development Director and Chief Optimism Officer at Voyageur Outward Bound School. Courtney lends sunshine, humor and creative thinking to our mission. With over ten years of fundraising, marketing and youth advocacy experience, Courtney leads with wisdom and strategy to communicate the power of challenge and discovery programming. Courtney is an avid community champion, an eager volunteer and a bold urban explorer. She enjoys the Twin Cities art scene, biking and paddle boarding our lovely lakes.
On every Outward Bound course our students experience the benefit of relevant challenges and the positive effects of nature as they build character and leadership skills: emotion management, empathy, teamwork, responsibility, initiative, problem solving, persistence, and service. Equally important, our courses... READ MORE
“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King Out “on course,” Outward Bound students learn to function as valued members of a group working toward a common goal.... READ MORE
“Vulnerability is the key to having meaningful human experiences.” – Brene Brown Vulnerability. It’s -33° and I am outside, on the ice, inside a sleeping bag which is inside another sleeping bag. Due to the constraints of sandwiched sleeping bags,... READ MORE
Be tough, yet gentle. Humble, yet bold. Swayed always by beauty and truth. -Bob Pieh The photos on the left are from the photo album “Mom’s Extraordinary, Outstanding, Personal, Adventure.” These treasured memories feature VOBS alumni and donor, Deb... READ MORE
Last Thursday, more than 50 Voyageur Outward Bound School (VOBS) supporters came together at our Twin Cities Center (TCC) in Saint Paul for a festive Open House. As Poppy Potter, Director of TCC and Group Programs explained, “this year is a milestone for VOBS.”... READ MORE