About The Programs

The Clark Foundation, through an Outward Bound Scholarship Program, offers students and educators an annual opportunity to enroll in an Outward Bound Wilderness Course. The student Scholarship, open to grades nine through eleven, has included canoeing or sailing in Maine. Educators are able to select any open-enrollment Outward Bound Wilderness course in the United States.

The Clark Foundation also provides eighth grade student scholarships for Adirondack Odyssey. This canoe course travels rivers and lakes in the Adirondack Park. Four, eleven day trips are offered each summer and are guided by Clark Sports Center Adventure staff.

For more information on any of these exciting opportunities, interested parties should contact the Outward Bound Scholarship Coordinator in their participating school, or The Clark Sports Center Adventure Department by calling 547-2800.

Outward Bound & Odyssey Photos

Participating Schools

  • Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School
  • Cooperstown Central School
  • Edmeston Central School
  • Laurens Central School
  • Milford Central School
  • Mount Markham Central School
  • OAOC BOCES, Milford
  • Owen D. Young Central School
  • Richfield Springs Central School
  • Schenevus Central School
  • Worcester Central School

Application Process

Applicants must submit applications to their school coordinator. During the months of January and February, representatives of The Clark Foundation present information sessions at each school, and coordinators set deadlines for applications. Nominations are submitted to The Clark Foundation, and letters of invitation are sent out in March.

Applicants for the Adirondack Odyssey must be current students in the eighth grade at one of the participating schools.

Applicants for the High School Outward Bound Scholarship Program must be current students in grades nine through eleven at one of the participating schools.

Applicants for the Educator Outward Bound Scholarship Program must be employed as teachers or administrative staff at one of the participating schools.