Dates July 23 - August 5, 2018
Length 14 days
Ages Rising Juniors (summer between Sophomore & Junior Year)
Location Delaware Water Gap
Tuition $100 application fee
Seasons Summer
Scholarship are available

Take the ultimate challenge as you and a select team of students from your community embark on a 14-day multi-element expedition featuring backpacking, rock climbing, and canoeing in and around the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The Youth Leadership Corps are designed for high school students who are looking to improve their understanding of leadership, who are interested in a challenge, and are open to learning skills that will offer the lifelong benefits and perspective that only wilderness travel with Outward Bound can offer.

Successful completion of your course demands mastery of skills, trust, fitness, confidence, tenacity, leadership, initiative, and compassion. The promotion of these qualities, and the discovery of your true capabilities, is the purpose of Outward Bound. You will climb, camp, hike, and paddle your way past limits, beyond measure, and into a world of self-discovery. To the top, to the edge, to the depths of your soul, you’ll learn what it takes to be a leader.

The Philadelphia Youth Leadership Corps is a merit-based scholarship expedition awarded to some of the area's elite youth leaders who are excited to challenge themselves and discover their leadership potential. This scholarship is available for Philadelphia rising Juniors (summer between Sophomore and Junior year) interested in attending this summer’s expedition in the Delaware Water Gap.

To apply for participation:

Apply online or complete an application packet including a personal intent essay and two letters of recommendation.
Submit $100 application fee – Fee will be refunded to applicants who are not accepted.
Submission deadline: March 16, 2018

Please submit all applications to [email protected]

After we receive your materials, you will be contacted for a brief interview.

Day 1: Arrive at Philadelphia Outward Bound base at 8:30 am to meet and greet your instructors and fellow crew members. You’ll play some icebreaker games then roll right into “Duffel Shuffle,” where you’ll receive all the gear you need for your expedition. Then, you’ll hit the road! When you arrive in the Delaware Water Gap, you’ll learn some of the skills you’ll need for your ten days in the woods and on the river.

Days 2-13: Backpack, rock climb, canoe, play games, discover your strength, learn leadership, have fun, learn, teach, reflect, and so much more!

Day 14: Return to the Philadelphia Outward Bound base to clean your gear, reflect on your expedition, and have your final moments together as a crew. Graduation with friends and family is at the Philadelphia Outward Bound Base at 1:00 pm.

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