Parks On Tap

Parks On Tap is the beer garden that gives back! It is a partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and FCM Hospitality, that brings a beer garden to various parks throughout the summer. Parks on Tap is an initiative with the city that kicked off in 2016, aiming to engage the Philadelphia… READ MORE >

WHYY – You Oughta Know [VIDEO]

On May 17th, fundraisers, supporters and sponsors came together to raise over $222,978 (and counting) at Building Adventure! Proceeds from this event support thousands of students from Philadelphia and beyond participating in Philadelphia Outward Bound School outdoor and experiential learning programs. Students from Thomas K. Finletter Academics Plus School spent a day at POBS’ Wissahickon High… READ MORE >

Trustees On The Trail

In early April, Philadelphia Outward Bound School Trustees (Phil Charron, Elinor Haider, Mark Haslam, Jill Herriott, Mark Kahn, Scott McAllister and Don Smith) joined staff members Dan Hoffman and Meg Wise, and special guest Penn State Professor Peter Allison, for a three-day canoeing expedition. The group started on the just-thawed waters of the Strawberry Mansion… READ MORE >

From a new Outward Bound Alumna…

A few months ago when I was interviewing for the position of Executive Director of the Philadelphia Outward Bound School, an early question was if I had ever been on an Outward Bound expedition? No. Next, would I consider going as a student? Were they kidding? Yes, yes, yes! Dog sledding in Northern Minnesota and… READ MORE >

Citizens Bank newest Champion in Action

Philadelphia Outward Bound School was named a 2019 Champion in Action® in the category of youth leadership. The award, announced jointly by Citizens Bank, NBC10/Telemundo62 and Philadelphia Media Network, includes $35,000 in unrestricted funding, as well as promotional and volunteer support for the organization’s outstanding work. Champions in Action is part of Citizens Helping Citizens… READ MORE >

Alumni Reflections: A Letter To Future Students

To current and future students of the Philadelphia Outward Bound School: While we have never met, I know that you have begun or are about to embark on an amazing journey. I am years past my Outward Bound expeditions and want to share with you some of my reflections on my experience. My journey to… READ MORE >

[PRESS RELEASE] Longtime Education Leader Chosen to Head Philadelphia Outward Bound School

Appointment of Meg Wise comes as experiential education organization prepares to open new Fairmount Park HQ, celebrate 25th anniversary A veteran nonprofit executive with deep experience in Philadelphia’s education and non-profit communities has been selected to serve as the new Executive Director for the Philadelphia Outward Bound School, a non-profit experiential education organization that serves… READ MORE >

VIDEO: Fox29 Team Competes at Corporate Challenge

Fox29 challenged their morning news team to compete at the Philadelphia Outward Bound School’s Corporate Challenge. Reporters, Richard Curtis and Quincy Harris, partnered up with POBS alumni Damir, Sheliya, and Jill to complete various high ropes elements on our new aerial teams challenge course. Watch this live news segment to see how they faired.

Outward Bound for Veterans: An Open Letter

This is an open letter to the donors of the Outward Bound Veterans Programs. I am a 72 year old U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, I have been granted 100% disability by the Veterans Administration which 70% is from PTSD.  I have suffered from this syndrome for the past 50 years. The 26… READ MORE >