The Urban Expedition

The Philadelphia Urban Expedition was designed in the early days of the Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) to offer participants a complete Outward Bound course within the rich cultural, historical and natural environment of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. As Nancy Goldenberg, one of the founders of POBS, explains, “We… READ MORE >

Allan Myers partners with Philadelphia Outward Bound School to take team building to next level

Challenge and adventure encourage team building in ways that expand far beyond traditional workplace experiences, and Allan Myers, a heavy civil contractor and materials provider based in Worcester, saw this firsthand recently. Philadelphia Outward Bound School, a non-profit educational organization, brings people of all ages and backgrounds together by way of challenging learning expeditions, and… READ MORE >

Philadelphia Outward Bound School receives grant from international funding competition

The Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $233,377 as part of the John Templeton Foundation’s new Character Through Community funding competition. The competition, announced in early 2021, received over 800 applications from organizations around the world. Funding from the grant will support three years of collaborative programming… READ MORE >

Environmental partners with POBS to bring students, staff together

The best form of education comes through experience, challenge and discovery. Jessica Naugle McAtamney, principal at Lankenau Environmental Science Magnet High School, understands this best. When Jessica came to the district in 2002, at W.B. Saul High School, she was tasked with facilitating Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) school trips. A former AG teacher, Jessica moved to… READ MORE >

July 2022 Newsletter

Course Photos are Now Online! POBS supplies each expedition crew with a course camera so students can preserve memories of the experience. The photos are coming back from the field and they are looking good!  Now they are online for you to view, download, and treasure. Relive the experience with your course photos! View Course Photos… READ MORE >

Outward Bound youth leaders graduate after 14 days in the wilds

By LAURA JOELSSON The New Jersey Youth Leadership Corps (NJYLC) embarked on 14 days of wilderness living featuring rock climbing, canoeing, and hiking in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on July 4th. On Sunday, July 17, the 23 students reunited with their families in a celebration at the Brady Life Camp in Pottersville for… READ MORE >