Stick Around for Growth: The Jennifer Raymond Story

An experienced Outward Bound instructor, Jennifer Raymond is the Scholarship and Recruitment Manager for the Philadelphia Outward Bound School, where she forms long-lasting relationships with POBS students. Born in Trinidad, Jennifer Raymond says she is thankful for her upbringing in the Caribbean. “It shaped who I am now and how I interact with students. It… READ MORE >

Discovering Philadelphia’s Discovery Center

by Lorraine Lavender-Sams  Philadelphia offers a wide variety of diverse places to explore…parks, museums, food trucks, and restaurants–to name a few. But, there’s a hidden gem right in the heart of North Philadelphia. The Discovery Center is located in East Fairmount Park, at 3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121.  In a unique partnership, the Philadelphia Outward… READ MORE >

April 2022 Newsletter

From Desk Jockey to Outward Bound Instructor Aaron Bonfante gave up his office job to start a new life with Outward Bound. Read his story > Life on the Trail: An Instructor’s Perspective Outward Bound program staff undergo expedition training on the trail. POBS instructor Joe Knoblauch shares an inside view of “staff travel” – complete… READ MORE >

Insight Day gets students climbing

Northeast High School students participated in the Philadelphia Outward Bound School’s Insight Day on Friday at the Discovery Center in Fairmount Park. The day included team-building activities such as an outdoor ropes course, where partners were challenged to climb to the top of a large structure in harnesses as their peers belayed. “Climbing was really… READ MORE >

March 2022 Newsletter

The POBS 2021 Annual Report is Here! The 2021 Annual Report highlights our accomplishments over the past year and demonstrates our impact through both data and storytelling. It’s chock full of fun facts, photos, updates and stories, and it will give you a feel for what we are all about! Check out the POBS 2021… READ MORE >

POBS 2021 Annual Report is Here!

The POBS 2021 Annual Report highlights our accomplishments over the past year and demonstrates our impact through both data and storytelling. It’s chock full of fun facts, photos, updates and stories. You’ll learn a lot just by reading our Executive Director’s message on the first page. But don’t stop there – take a moment and… READ MORE >

February 2022 Newsletter: “He Came Back a Different Kid”

This month we take a look at how expeditions spark transformation… Finding Empowerment at 20 Below Our own Development Director John Frisbee underwent a classic Outward Bound experience on a dogsledding expedition where he discovered the truth of our founder Kurt Hahn’s phrase “there is more in you than you know.” Read Johns’ Story > “He… READ MORE >