Love in Worlds End State Park

Who doesn’t love a good love story? Follow us this week as we highlight memories from Pennsylvania’s Worlds End State Park. Recognize a familiar face? That’s Meg Wise, our Executive Director! Meg’s first visit to Worlds End State Park was in 1992 with Ken, her husband of 26 years. They hiked Loyalsock Trail, carrying all… READ MORE >

Cycling from Philadelphia to the Pine Barrens

Philadelphia may not be on your short list for outdoor adventures, but this month we hope to change that. Follow along as our staff share their top trail picks. Become inspired to check out a new trail in our region! Chris Grabowski and Chris Vanderslice – or simply Chris² – work tirelessly during our program… READ MORE >

Parks On Tap

Parks On Tap is the beer garden that gives back! It is a partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and FCM Hospitality, that brings a beer garden to various parks throughout the summer. Parks on Tap is an initiative with the city that kicked off in 2016, aiming to engage the Philadelphia… READ MORE >

WHYY – You Oughta Know [VIDEO]

On May 17th, fundraisers, supporters and sponsors came together to raise over $222,978 (and counting) at Building Adventure! Proceeds from this event support thousands of students from Philadelphia and beyond participating in Philadelphia Outward Bound School outdoor and experiential learning programs. Students from Thomas K. Finletter Academics Plus School spent a day at POBS’ Wissahickon High… READ MORE >

Trustees On The Trail

In early April, Philadelphia Outward Bound School Trustees (Phil Charron, Elinor Haider, Mark Haslam, Jill Herriott, Mark Kahn, Scott McAllister and Don Smith) joined staff members Dan Hoffman and Meg Wise, and special guest Penn State Professor Peter Allison, for a three-day canoeing expedition. The group started on the just-thawed waters of the Strawberry Mansion… READ MORE >

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 >

VIDEO: Fox29 Team Competes at Corporate Challenge

Fox29 challenged their morning news team to compete at the Philadelphia Outward Bound School’s Corporate Challenge. Reporters, Richard Curtis and Quincy Harris, partnered up with POBS alumni Damir, Sheliya, and Jill to complete various high ropes elements on our new aerial teams challenge course. Watch this live news segment to see how they faired.