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

Meet the Interns – Class of 2016

The questions we asked… 1. Who from history would you take on an Outward Bound expedition and why? 2. If the person above you on this list were a piece of kitchen equipment, what would it be and why? 3. … Continued

Newsletter | March 2016 | Emerging Leaders

  Katie’s Korner: A few words from our Executive Director . . .   “Leaders are raised through training and experience. Nobody was born naturally with hand-gloves of leadership. We come to life to search for it, discover it and optimize it.” ― … Continued

Newsletter | February 2016 | Leap of faith

Katie’s Korner: A few words from our Executive Director . . .   In 1993, I participated in a high ropes course instructor training.  Among the high ropes course elements on which we trained was The Multi Vine. Imagine, you’re 35 feet above the … Continued

Newsletter | January 2016 | New Year, New Opportunities

  Katie’s Korner: A few words from our Executive Director . . .   One of the most common words we hear at POBS is “opportunity.”  We talk about opportunities to reach more students with our mission to change lives through challenge and … Continued

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