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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October 2023 Newsletter

Building Adventure 2023 Raises Over $225,000 This year’s Building Adventure – our [...]

Fearless Philly Educators Go “Over the Edge” For Outward Bound!

Three Philadelphia educators went “Over the Edge” for Building Adventure, Philadelphia Outward [...]

Building Adventure 2023 In the News

We were thrilled that Jennaphr Frederick from Fox 29's "Good Day Philadelphia" [...]

September 2023 Newsletter

Breaking the Ice, Outward Bound-Style Our new Executive Director, Justin Ennis, jumped [...]

Breaking the Ice, Outward Bound-Style

Icebreakers are cool. But how about four days in the wilderness with [...]

Philadelphia teachers’ Outward Bound canoe expedition helps them build bonds and skills

By Carly Sitrin   Sept 11, 2023 In the waning days of summer, [...]

August 2023 Newsletter

Meet Erica, Hometown Instructor Erica Wiggins grew up just blocks away from [...]

Meet Erica: Hometown Instructor

“When I first came to The Discovery Center, I immediately had that [...]