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 >

“You get used to the weight on your shoulders”

This past summer, 13-year old Blaine Elementary School student Jayden B. embarked on a 10-day Outward Bound expedition as part of the GOAL (Get Out and Lead) program. GOAL is a merit scholarship course that is specifically designed for rising 8th grade students and includes backpacking, canoeing, and rock climbing in the Delaware Water Gap…. READ MORE >

Breaking the Ice, Outward Bound-Style

Icebreakers are cool. But how about four days in the wilderness with your board and staff? To cap-off my first month on the job, I embarked on a 25-mile canoeing expedition down the gorgeous Delaware Water Gap with six intrepid members of the POBS board. Yeah, I know: “work.” With three of our amazing staff… READ MORE >

Life on the Trail: An Instructor’s Perspective

Article and photos by POBS instructor Joe K. To return to POBS as an expedition instructor after a winter of rest means to hit the ground running. Within a day of our spring season beginning, we’re back on the Appalachian Trail. I get to share meals with people I have been missing, and return to… READ MORE >