Tales from the Trail #1: Joel Jaroch, Teacher

Over 80% of our school and community partners request funding support to enroll their students in Outward Bound programs.  To help illustrate the life changing impact of Outward Bound, we’ve asked one of our partner public school teachers,  Joel Jaroch, to share his perspective.  Mr. Jaroch teaches 6th grade at Overbrook Education Center, a public school… READ MORE >

Rappeller Profile: John Susko

Building Adventure 2014 is here! This is the biggest adventure event of the year, and we are 50% full.  Secure your spot now to rappel 31 stories from Brandywine Realty Trust’s One Logan Square!  Building Adventure raises crucial funds so we can deliver our mission and serve students.  For the month of July, enter the… READ MORE >

Student Blog: My Outward Bound Journey Continues…

By: Julia Magowan, Outward Bound Alum, OB Student Intern and Graduating Senior at Masterman High School My journey with Outward Bound began in 2012 when a club I am in at school was given the opportunity, through a scholarship, to participate in an Insight day at the Philadelphia Outward Bound Ropes Course in Roxborough. Walking… READ MORE >

Instructors Recon The Circuit

By: Sam Hewitt, Instructor On a foggy mid-February morning, eight Outward Bound Philadelphia instructors and a representative from the Schuylkill Headwaters Association, set out on a five day urban backpacking expedition. The purpose of the trip was to train the instructors on a new course type that Outward Bound Philadelphia will be running this spring… READ MORE >

POBS staff share their winter adventures

And we too must make time to continue to stretch our comfort zones and go on an adventure. May it be… Traveling off-the-beaten-path on an excursion into the jungle of Peru… Taking a trip  to an inspiring and mission driven school in Nairobi… Paying homage to remembering what it’s like to get back on a… READ MORE >

2013 Veteran’s Expedition Recap

As folks here in the city of Philadelphia began to plan their Independence Day festivities (it’s a big deal around here ya know), we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the upcoming 4th than with the graduation of our two Veteran’s Expeditions.  After 6 days of backpacking and advanced navigation on the Appalachian… READ MORE >

“My 8 Month Outward Bound Course Experience”

Niki King shares her personal growth, and perspective on what it’s like to be an Outward Bound Instructor. As a field staff instructor for Outward Bound, I thought it might be helpful to share the perspective of someone in this position and a little about my own 8 month Outward Bound course… When I arrived… READ MORE >