Learning the Magic of it All: From Student to Instructor

“I first heard about Outward Bound through a social worker,” said Nick Hazell, who hails from Trenton, New Jersey. “I think he realized I was interested in things most city kids weren’t into, like the outdoors. I didn’t have video games. I was 15 years old.” Nick was encouraged to apply for a spot on… READ MORE >

November 2021 Newsletter: Get to Know Us

This month our instructors open up to reveal their personal stories behind how and why they became involved with Outward Bound. Plus, our new Guest Blog features an assistant instructor who shows us how Insight Day lives up to it’s name. Rounding out the inside scoop is a photo series on the inner workings of… READ MORE >

Join Us for Love Your Park Service Day!

  LOVE YOUR PARK Day was a great success. Thanks so much to everyone who came out to The Discovery Center for Love Your Park Service Day today!!! We got a whole lot done and were able to finish before the rain came.   Loading…

October 2021 Newsletter: Building Adventure 2021 a Huge Success!

This month we cover the recent success of Building Adventure 2021!  This high-adrenaline fundraiser for the Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) in which participants rappel down a skyscraper in Center City was an unqualified success! With the participation of 111 rappellers and some 2,000 individual donations, POBS was able to exceed our goal of $200,000, to raise an… READ MORE >

Building Adventure 2021 a Huge Success!

Fundraiser soars past $200,000 goal to hit a record $300,000 There’s no other way to put it: this year’s Building Adventure – the high-adrenaline fundraiser for the Philadelphia Outward Bound School in which participants who raise at least $1,750 earn the opportunity to rappel down a skyscraper in Center City – was an unqualified success…. READ MORE >