Rappeller Profile: Kelly Tornes

The biggest adventure event of the year is right around the corner! In less than 2 weeks, rappellers will be descending 31 stories from Brandywine Realty Trust’s One Logan Square!  Building Adventure raises crucial funds so we can deliver our mission and serve students.  Visit www.buildingadventure.org for more info. Now, meet Kelly Tornes, who may be a first time rappeller… READ MORE >

A New Urban Oasis

City Paper 8/14/2014 By: Jon Hurdle An abandoned city reservoir on the edge of Strawberry Mansion, hidden by dense vegetation and guarded by a chain-link fence, has long been an important stop for birds migrating on the Atlantic flyway. But the city’s recent decision to lease the land to two environmentally friendly groups means the… READ MORE >

Rappeler Profile: Rachel Park

Plans are underway for our biggest event of the year-Building Adventure 2014.  Spots are filling up so register now to rappel 31 stories from Brandywine Realty Trust’s One Logan Square!  This event raises crucial funds that allow us to carry out our mission and serve students.  For more information, visit our event page or follow… READ MORE >

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 >