Why Philadelphia Outward Bound School?


Philadelphia Outward Bound School (est.1992) is a non-profit educational organization serving people of all ages, backgrounds, and socioeconomic status through challenging learning expeditions that inspire self-discovery, both in and out of the classroom.

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The experience of helping a fellow in danger, or even of training in a realistic manner to be ready to give this help, tends to change the balance of power in a youth's inner life with the result that compassion can become the master motive.
Kurt Hahn

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May 2024 Newsletter

The Transformative Power of Social Emotional Learning Social Emotional Learning frameworks shape the [...]

POBS Holds First Partner Breakfast

On May 6, POBS convened its first-ever Expedition Launch Partner Breakfast, celebrating [...]

April 2024 Newsletter

Trailblazer Gala Will Honor Jennifer Raymond and Katie Newsom for 25 Years [...]

Trailblazer Gala Will Honor Jennifer Raymond and Katie Newsom for 25 Years of Service

This year the Philadelphia Outward Bound School is proud to honor two [...]

Why Experiential Learning Makes for Great Corporate Teambuilding

Experiential learning simply means learning by doing. As we practice it here [...]

March 2024 Newsletter

Celebrating 25 Years of Jennifer Raymond On Friday, March 22, all of [...]

Applications Now Open for Environmental & Outdoor Leadership Program at The Discovery Center!

Applications are open for the Environmental & Outdoor Leadership Program (EOLP) at [...]

Celebrating 25 Years of Jennifer Raymond

On Friday, March 22, all of us at POBS were THRILLED to [...]

Partner Spotlight: Hand2Paw

Hand2Paw has been a POBS community partner since 2022. They provide paid [...]