Thompson Island's Green Ambassadors (J'Saun Pictured Second From the Right)

“A Place That Let Me Be Me”

J’Saun Bastien recently graduated from Thompson Island’s Green Ambassador 3 year program. This May, he stood in front of the 2017 Annual Gala’s audience to share his history and his passion for Thompson Island. In front of his friends, family, … Read More

SOLO Wilderness Medicine’s WFA and CPR Course

Registration is now closed for the SOLO Course being offered on Thompson Island. Please reach out to Sally Faulkner at with any questions On April 29th and 30th, Thompson Island will be hosting SOLO Wilderness Medicine’s WFA and CPR … Read More

social emotional learning SEL on Thompson Island

The Shape of SEL on Thompson Island

“What does SEL on Thompson Island look like?” Olga Feingold, Thompson Island’s Program Director, ponders the question. There is a lot to consider.  SEL or Social-Emotional Learning covers a lot of ground- it refers to how children and adults learn … Read More

Towers of Power

How the Alpine Towers Cultivate Enhanced Self Confidence and Teambuilding   “My favorite experience was the Alpine Tower. It was a challenge but it was the best experience of my life.” Ari, 12 years old   Ari was one of … Read More

Evidence of Science Learning

Kids Increase Positive Attitudes Toward Science Message from Arthur Pearson, CEO As Outward Bounders venturing into the work of science education eight years ago, we knew exciting possibilities laid ahead. But the results have exceeded our expectations.   Our Connections … Read More

2016 AEE Organizational Member of the Year Award

It’s a  great pleasure to announce that Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center has been named the 2016 recipient of the Association for Experiential Education’s (AEE) Organizational Member of the Year Award! AEE is an international organization that exists to … Read More

Meet the 2016 Green Ambassadors!

Green Ambassadors (GA) is a seven week summer employment program, for teenagers 15-18 run in partnership with Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center and the National Park Service. This job allows teenagers to work outdoors in a professional but fun environment. … Read More

The Boston summer school students reach by ferry – not bus

On August 2, 2016 the Christian Science Monitor published a wonderful article about our Summer Connections youth program for Boston urban youth and our partnership work with Boston After School and Beyond! For the full article, please click here.