August 2023 Newsletter

Meet Erica, Hometown Instructor

Erica Wiggins grew up just blocks away from POBS headquarters in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of North Philadelphia. “Working for POBS is everything I hoped it would be,” she said. “Especially being a young, inner-city, urban kid that had no prior experience being in the wilderness, or getting on a challenge course. Now I get to pass on what I’ve learned to other people that look like me.” Read Erica's story >

Text Me!

Great news for alumni and all those who want to stay connected with us: you can now receive texts from POBS!

Text ALUM to 215-258-8187 or sign up online!

Veterans Canoe Day

Veterans: join us for a free day of team-building and canoeing at The Discovery Center on Saturday, September 16!  

Learn more and sign up >

Building Adventure Rappel Slots Are Filling Up!

Our legendary peer-to-peer fundraiser, Building Adventure, is on October 20, 2023, and slots are filling up fast! Learn more and get registered >

ALUMNI: why not join the Building Adventure Alumni Team!

Come to Discovery Fest 2023!

Join Philadelphia Outward Bound School, Audubon Mid-Atlantic, and community partners in the celebration of the 5th Anniversary of The Discovery Center! The day will be filled with activities: ziplining, aerial teams course, bird meet and greets, scavenger hunts, community resource tables, the Philly Goat Project, and more!

NEW: POBS Quarter Zips Are Here!

Check out these suave new POBS branded 1/4-zip sweatshirts! New to our school store, they have a nice feel and are not too heavy - our staff loves them! Get yours while the gettin's good!