From a new Outward Bound Alumna…

A few months ago when I was interviewing for the position of Executive Director of the Philadelphia Outward Bound School, an early question was if I had ever been on an Outward Bound expedition? No. Next, would I consider going as a student? Were they kidding? Yes, yes, yes! Dog sledding in Northern Minnesota and… READ MORE >

Citizens Bank newest Champion in Action

Philadelphia Outward Bound School was named a 2019 Champion in Action® in the category of youth leadership. The award, announced jointly by Citizens Bank, NBC10/Telemundo62 and Philadelphia Media Network, includes $35,000 in unrestricted funding, as well as promotional and volunteer support for the organization’s outstanding work. Champions in Action is part of Citizens Helping Citizens… READ MORE >

[PRESS RELEASE] Longtime Education Leader Chosen to Head Philadelphia Outward Bound School

Appointment of Meg Wise comes as experiential education organization prepares to open new Fairmount Park HQ, celebrate 25th anniversary A veteran nonprofit executive with deep experience in Philadelphia’s education and non-profit communities has been selected to serve as the new Executive Director for the Philadelphia Outward Bound School, a non-profit experiential education organization that serves… READ MORE >

Outward Bound Veterans: A Open Letter

This is an open letter to the donors of the Outward Bound Veterans Programs. I am a 72 year old U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, I have been granted 100% disability by the Veterans Administration which 70% is from PTSD.  I have suffered from this syndrome for the past 50 years. The 26… READ MORE >

Alumni Story: 2018 Veterans Expedition

I was against going for a 5:30am canoe paddle. It was dark and cold. I’d just witnessed two group members get soaked in ice cold water the day before when their canoe tipped over. I was terrified to repeat that. But I listened to instructors, gathered myself and became open minded enough to give it… READ MORE >

Women Outward Bound

On March 8th (International Women’s Day!), POBS screened the award-winning documentary film, Women Outward Bound, at WHYY’s studios in Center City, Philadelphia. Women Outward Bound tells the story of the first all female Outward Bound expedition in the US in 1965, and the participants reunion nearly 50 years later.  Director Maxine Davis, one of students from this… READ MORE >

The Discovery Center: Progress Update

The Discovery Center: Progress Update In September 2018, The Discovery Center – a new outdoor education center shared by the Philadelphia Outward Bound School and Audubon Pennsylvania – will open its doors. The Discovery Center will serve as the base of operations for the Philadelphia Outward Bound School, featuring an outdoor teams challenge course, an… READ MORE >

Migrate to Discovery & Adventure

Join community partners in an adventure-filled day to explore the future site of the Discovery Center on the banks of the East Park Reservoir in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood. Activities will include: an Outward Bound climbing wall, guided bird-watching hikes, food & music, fire pits, hot chocolate and hanging out with neighbors! This event will take… READ MORE >