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 >

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 >