Outward Bound® Adventure

Water rafting for teens and adults

Next Event: July 7 – 13, 2024

C.O.P.S. Outward Bound Adventure

Where: Canyonlands National Park – Cataract Canyon, UT

C.O.P.S. Outward Bound® Adventure is planned for teenagers and young adults (ages 15-20) who are children of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty, as determined by C.O.P.S. criteria.

Outward Bound® is an adventure-based program designed to inspire character development, self-discovery, compassion for others, and to actively engage in creating a better world.  The goal of this C.O.P.S. program is to challenge surviving children to overcome the obstacles and use the principles they learn in their daily lives after losing their parent to a line-of-duty death.

Outward Bound® will give participants the opportunity to recognize and navigate various river obstacles, work as a team with other surviving children, and feel the exhilaration of rushing rapids.

We hope that by attending Outward Bound® Adventure surviving children can make friendships with peers who can truly understand what they are going through.

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What to Expect

Outward Bound® is an adventure-based program structured to inspire character development, self-discovery, compassion for others, and to actively engage in creating a better world. This program is designed to challenge surviving children to overcome the obstacles they face in their lives after losing their parent to a line-of-duty death./p>

This year, Outward Bound® Adventure is a water rafting trip taking place on the Yampa River through the Dinosaur National Monument in Dinosaur, Colorado. The Yampa River is a symbol of wild rivers around the world, it runs free and wild without dams, highways, railroads or other manmade creations. Outward Bound® will give participants the opportunity to recognize and navigate various river obstacles, work as a team with other surviving children, and feel the exhilaration of the rushing rapids.

We hope that by attending Outward Bound® Adventure surviving children will get a chance to relax in a comfortable setting that is removed from their everyday life, where they can make everlasting friendships with peers who can truly understand what they are going through.

Travel Information

Please do not make any travel arrangements until you receive confirmation from C.O.P.S. that you have been selected as a participant. First-time attendees will have preference over requests from returning participants.

After confirmation: Attendees will be sent detailed information to book their travel arrangements.

Limited travel assistance may be available. Contact our president at president@copsarizona.org or contact the C.O.P.S. National Office for additional information.

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