Hank’s Take: Building Adventure 2021

 Fox29 reporter Hank Flynn’s story gives an inside view as to what it is like to rappel as part of Building Adventure 2021. Includes interviews with fellow rappellers Michael Solomonov and Jennifer Carroll, both well-known in the Philly restaurant scene, as well as a chat with POBS Executive Director Meg Wise who gives some… READ MORE >

Hello Rosemary! NBC10 Drops In

Rosemary Connors of NBC10 News came out to visit us here at The Discovery Center, where she spoke to Executive Director Meg Wise about the importance of our programs.

SCH 9th Grade Students Spend Week on Philadelphia Outward Bound Expedition on Appalachian Trail

Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:00 am by Erin Mooney A soaking thunderstorm? Check. Soggy backpacking gear? Yes. Hiking six-to-ten miles a day? Check. Exhaustion? Yes. Exhilaration, laughter, unforgettable bonding? Indeed. During the last week in May, 79 Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) 9th grade students spent the school week on a backpacking expedition in the… 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 >

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 >

Tales from the Trail #1: Joel Jaroch, Teacher

To help illustrate the life changing impact of Outward Bound, we’ve asked one of our partner public school teachers,  Joel Jaroch, to share his perspective.  Mr. Jaroch teaches 6th grade at Overbrook Education Center, a public school that has partnered with POBS since 2003 and inspired hundreds of students. Here is Joel’s story: “Steve and… READ MORE >