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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January 2024 Newsletter

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December 2023 Newsletter

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November 2023 Newsletter

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“You get used to the weight on your shoulders”

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Our Favorite Photos of 2023

In 2023, students and instructors used course cameras to capture their experience [...]