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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Come to the Building Adventure Preview: Rock Wall Climbing and Happy Hour!

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August 2023 Newsletter

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July 2023 Newsletter

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The Philadelphia Outward Bound School — a nonprofit experiential education organization that [...]