April 2024 Newsletter

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 legendary women of Outward Bound: Jennifer Raymond and Katie Newsom. Both will be celebrated at the 2024 Trailblazer Gala on June 5th for their 25 years of service, inspiration, and compassion. Read more about these amazing women >

Read Our 2023 Annual Report

You may not think reading annual reports is your thing, but we guarantee you there will be something in ours that will make you say "Wow!" or "I never knew that!" or "POBS is just amazing."

So settle into your comfort zone and peruse the POBS 2023 Annual Report.

Alumni: Join us for Alumni Day on the Challenge Course!

Join us on Saturday, June 15, for a day on the James McLane Family Challenge Course at The Discovery Center!  (10:00 am – 3:00 pm, ages 13 and up). Step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself on the high wires. Enjoy a pizza lunch on us and have a blast ziplining alongside the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir. Sign up now – spots are limited!

Why Experiential Learning Makes for Great Corporate Teambuilding

Outward Bound Professional or OB Pro, utilizes experiential learning to strengthen teams and build leadership skills. Client teams return to the corporate realm ready to tackle challenges with confidence and drive, ultimately igniting a ripple effect of productivity and success. Learn more about how experiential learning can help your team >

Volunteers Needed to Help Upgrade Reservoir Fence at The Discovery Center!

The existing chain-link fence has been around since the reservoir was decommissioned in the 1970's. It's time for it to be replaced with a less visible fence that allows for better views of wildlife and the reservoir. You can join the fun using the links below:
Volunteer at The Discovery Center on Sunday, May 19
Volunteer at The Discovery Center on Saturday, May 25

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