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 man 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 2023 Newsletter

Guest Blog Post by Northeast High School Teacher Andrew Adams We Must [...]

We Must All Row the Boat We Find Ourselves In

A Guest Blog Post by Northeast High School Teacher Andrew Adams January [...]

POBS and Audubon Host Paid Internship Program at The Discovery Center

The Philadelphia Outward Bound School is currently working with Audubon Mid-Atlantic on [...]

Our Favorite Photos of 2022

In 2022, we introduced new course cameras to allow our students to [...]

December 2022 Newsletter

Meet Taj Murdock, Man of Courage Taj Murdock is a native of [...]

Taj Murdock, Man of Courage

One day in pre-Covid times, Taj Murdock took a break from cutting [...]

East Falls resident Jennifer Raymond celebrated by Prince Edward for her years of service to American youth

December 13, 2022 People worldwide have always taken interest in the British [...]

30 Years Later, She’s Still Committed to Outward Bound

From a student in 1993 to teacher in the 2010s and now [...]

Never Quit on a Bad Day: Tales from the Appalachian Trail

“Never quit on a bad day,” says Madeline Troyer, a Field Instructor [...]

November 2022 Newsletter

30 Years Later, She's Still Outward Bound Student Danielle Merritt went on [...]