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. … Continued

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 … Continued

PROGRESS UPDATE – THE DISCOVERY CENTER

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 … Continued

Register for Building Adventure 2016!

Picture Yourself On Top Of The City Scale one Philadelphia’s most iconic skyscrapers. Rappel 29 stories down Commerce Two on October 20th & 21st! Building Adventure is the Philadelphia Outward Bound School’s annual fundraising event that raises scholarship funds for … Continued

POBS’ Expands Grieving Teens Programming

This July (2016), Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) partnered with Good Grief to deliver a seven-day Grieving Teens Expedition. Good Grief a is a non-profit located in Morristown and Princeton, New Jersey that provides unlimited and free support to children, teens, young … Continued

Newsletter | June 2016 | Investing In Our Educators   

Guest Author:  Kim Glodek, Education Manager . . .   Investment – often related to finances, expending money, the expectation of making a profit or achieving a material result. Here at the Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS), we believe in investment; however, we … Continued

Newsletter | May 2016

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot Guest Author:  Alum, Alexandra “Lexi” Prochniak . . .   At the top of a 31-story building the wind whipped through … Continued

Newsletter | April 2016 | Grit

  Katie’s Korner: A few words from our Executive Director . . .   Philadelphia Outward Bound School students return for another season of challenge and discovery – building character and grit! This month featured three expedition crews from Philadelphia’s Masterman High School … Continued

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