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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June 2024 Newsletter

POBS Trailblazer Gala a Resounding Success! Outward Bound friends and family came [...]

Making the wilderness their house

By Tom Waring  Seventeen Northeast High School students recently completed their freshmen [...]

Chester County connections bring Philadelphia Outward Bound experience to local adults, kids

As a West Chester University student, Erica Montemayor engaged with Outward Bound [...]

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 [...]