After more than a year, we’re finally getting outside!

The pandemic forced Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) to do the unthinkable — to bring the outdoors inside — to engage our participants without having our key tool at our disposal. We, like the rest of the world, were forced to radically reshape our work and approach to programming — in a way we had… READ MORE >

Course Favorites – Recipe Edition!

Missing Expedition? Us too. Even with the limitations that come with backcountry cooking, camp food always seems to taste good. One of the greatest feelings on expedition is having a big, filling dinner after a long day. It’s been a long winter, so if you are missing one of those POBS classic meals, this post… READ MORE >

Inspiring Outdoor Leaders: Emma ‘Grandma’ Gatewood

“If I’d been afraid,” she said, “I never would have started out in the first place.” Who was Grandma Gatewood? Emma Gatewood was the first woman to solo thru-hike the entire Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian Trail, which runs from Maine to Georgia, covers nearly 2,200 miles and takes months for most to finish.  She completed… READ MORE >

Meet Philadelphia Outward Bound School’s Board of Trustees!

Who Are the Board of Trustees? As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Philadelphia Outward Bound School is governed by a Board of Trustees. Trustees work collaboratively to establish and execute strategic and other planning goals. They also participate on committees, some of which focus on safety, finances, and fundraising. Trustees have limited direct interaction with… READ MORE >