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Custom Courses

Looking for a personalized BOSS course? BOSS Custom Courses are designed specifically to meet your needs. In recent years, we've created a number of custom courses for Boy Scout troops, non-profit foundations, and even for people who just want to enjoy a modified BOSS experience. This category also includes the work we've done for newspapers and magazines, television programs, and movie studios, including 20th Century Fox, NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, The History Channel, and National Geographic Television.

About the Course

"Dear Josh, thank you so much for leading Hamish [Bowles] on such an eye-opening adventure. I hope you enjoy his account of the journey as much as I did."
- Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief, VOGUE Magazine

"Josh, you and your team were great. Thanks for your enthusiasm and expertise. We'd love to learn to survive with you guys after LOST."
- Nancy Stern, Executive Producer, NBC's LOST

"I feel really grateful I got to go through this experience. You guys were great."
- Lucy Liu, actress

"Top notch. Thanks so much for creating a great trip for us, Josh."
- Max Block, Producer, National Geographic Television

Custom Course Options at BOSS


Over the years, we've put together some incredible events and courses for all types of groups, from 2-hour workshops to 7-day private courses. The customized versions of our courses give you the ability to create a BOSS experience to meet your exact needs, whether it's based on timing, group size, location, or course content. We can do "typical" BOSS courses that involve desert travel and survival skills, or we can add more personal elements to bring a high-degree of customization to your special event: corporate events, teambuilding exercises, private media trips, celebrity/VIP getaways. Prices are quoted on a per person/per day or gross basis.  You may contact the office directly at 800.335.7404 so that we can discuss your needs and, hopefully, begin making plans to get your family, company, or organization out on the trail at BOSS this year.

Before contacting us about a custom course, however, please note the following:

Custom and private courses are not the courses to consider when you're on a tight budget, and here, in a nutshell, is why: we feel strongly about providing our same high standard of safety and on-call support as we provide with our standard offerings, and while much of this infrastructure may remain invisible to the client, it is nevertheless always there.  More time and effort is taken in developing a custom experience, as well. All our fixed, variable and opportunity costs are normally borne and defrayed by 8-12 students on a regular course.  So if you want to have a one-on-one experience or travel with a small group of your choosing, your custom course will cost more per person than a standard BOSS trip of similar duration.