POBS Holds First Partner Breakfast

On May 6, POBS convened its first-ever Expedition Launch Partner Breakfast, celebrating the beginning of program season with funders, trustees, and school partners. Attendees heard from two students from Northeast High School about their experiences on course; from POBS board members Claire Robertson-Kraft (founder of ImpactED) and Crystal Edwards (principal at W.D. Kelley Elementary School),… READ MORE >

Why Experiential Learning Makes for Great Corporate Teambuilding

Experiential learning simply means learning by doing. As we practice it here at Outward Bound with OB Pro, or Outward Bound Professional, it is like a breath of fresh mountain air for corporate teams seeking to strengthen their bonds and cultivate leadership prowess. Picture this: your team, surrounded by nature’s grandeur, facing challenges that demand… READ MORE >

Celebrating 25 Years of Jennifer Raymond

On Friday, March 22, all of us at POBS were THRILLED to honor our own Jennifer Raymond for 25 years of service to Outward Bound by throwing a surprise party for her at our Wigard Avenue location in the Wissahickon, AND renaming Goal Pole #1 after her! Not only that, she will be honored at our Gala… READ MORE >

From public school teacher to Outward Bound instructor

A guest blog post by Kerry Lubin When I was a kid, my elementary school didn’t have a physical education teacher, so I ended up going to the library to get books on how to play football and basketball, and I taught myself how to play. Then I taught the neighborhood kids how to play…. READ MORE >

Why I support Philadelphia Outward Bound School

It’s All About Transforming Lives Through Outdoor Experiential Learning Adventures By Northeast High School Teacher Andrew Adams Hey! Are you an Experiential Learning Advocate? I am. Here’s why: Life’s peaks and valleys are conquered the same way — step by step. It’s the journey, with struggles and triumphs, that shapes our adventure, and in Outward… READ MORE >

Williamson students engage in learning expeditions with POBS

Dec 10, 2023 For the past four years, Williamson College of the Trades has literally and figuratively been taking its freshman orientation program to new heights thanks to engagement with Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS). Williamson leadership connected with POBS, a nonprofit experiential education organization that serves people of all ages and backgrounds through active… READ MORE >

November 2023 Newsletter

“You Get Used to the Weight on Your Shoulders” 13 year-old Blaine Elementary School student Jayden B. embarked on a 10-day Outward Bound expedition this summer. He overcame homesickness and realized, in his words, “that there is more to the world than Philly and cell phones, there is actually a whole outdoor world of nature… READ MORE >