Alumni: Join the POBS Dragon Boat Team!

POBS Alumni Dragon Boat Team Formation – Info Session On Saturday, April 13, 2024, come out and meet POBS alumni as we form a 2024 Dragon Boat team to defend our 2023 Gold Medal win! This will be our third year racing and we are excited to have fellow Outward Bound alum Dave Kunz back… READ MORE >

“Breaking Trail” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Join Philadelphia Outward Bound School for an in-person screening of the documentary Breaking Trail, the story of Emily Ford’s winter thru-hike of Wisconsin’s 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail with her sled dog, Diggins. She is just the second person – and first woman and first person of color to complete this hike. Afterwards, there will be a… READ MORE >

POBS alum Jonathan Sim Receives Infinite Potential Commendation

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award celebrates POBS alum Jonathan Sim with the Infinite Potential Commendation One of the world’s leading youth achievement programs, the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, has selected Jonathan Sim and four other US participants out of a pool of 1,000 students in recognition of their perseverance, creativity, and high level… READ MORE >

Learning the Magic of it All: From Student to Instructor

“I first heard about Outward Bound through a social worker,” said Nick Hazell, who hails from Trenton, New Jersey. “I think he realized I was interested in things most city kids weren’t into, like the outdoors. I didn’t have video games. I was 15 years old.” Nick was encouraged to apply for a spot on… READ MORE >

Join Us for Love Your Park Service Day!

  LOVE YOUR PARK Day was a great success. Thanks so much to everyone who came out to The Discovery Center for Love Your Park Service Day today!!! We got a whole lot done and were able to finish before the rain came.   Loading…

Jamie McLane Receives the Kurt Hahn Award

On Tuesday, October 26, the Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) and Outward Bound USA celebrated as POBS emeritus board member (and former OBUSA board chair) James “Jamie” McLane was presented the Kurt Hahn Award, the highest honor bestowed throughout the Outward Bound system in the US. The annual award, named in honor of the founder… READ MORE >

Veteran Alumni Story: Brad Brown

Every day men and women in uniform return from active duty only to face the unexpected challenges of readjusting to life at home. Outward Bound’s expeditions for Veterans are designed to help ease the often difficult transition home by drawing on the healing benefit of the wilderness, teamwork, and challenge. Thanks to the generous support… READ MORE >