November 2022 Newsletter

30 Years Later, She’s Still Outward Bound Student Danielle Merritt went on the first POBS expedition in 1993. Years later, teacher Danielle Merritt brought her students on POBS expeditions. Read her story > POBS Instructor Hikes the Appalachian Trail! Field Instructor Madeline Troyer hiked all 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail (AT) in 128 days…. READ MORE >

October 2022 Newsletter

Watch “The Founding of POBS” Part of celebrating our 30th anniversary this year has meant looking back at how and why we were founded. So we put together a video in which our founders tell the story themselves.  Learn why they wanted to create an Outward Bound school for the young people of Philadelphia, and how they… READ MORE >

September 2022 Newsletter

The Urban Expedition One of the goals when POBS was founded 30 years ago was to introduce Philadelphia public school students to their city. And what better way to do that than with a multi-day Outward Bound expedition? Read all about the Urban Expedition > Alumni Insight Day Attention POBS alumni! Join us Saturday, October 22 for a… READ MORE >

August 2022 Newsletter

Discovery Fest! On Saturday, October 1, you are invited to Discovery Fest, an all-day, family-friendly festival at The Discovery Center which will offer attendees the chance to experience Outward Bound the way our students do! Take part in high adventure challenges like climbing the rock wall, canoeing the reservoir, and ziplining from our challenge course! Admission and activities are FREE… READ MORE >

July 2022 Newsletter

Course Photos are Now Online! POBS supplies each expedition crew with a course camera so students can preserve memories of the experience. The photos are coming back from the field and they are looking good!  Now they are online for you to view, download, and treasure. Relive the experience with your course photos! View Course Photos… READ MORE >

June 2022 Newsletter

Rock Climbing: Challenge by Choice The concept of Challenge by Choice allows students to engage in rock climbing, one of the most exciting, challenging and high-adrenaline activities on an Outward Bound course, at their own personalized level of engagement. Read all about it > POBS School Store Open for Business! POBS gear is here! Now… READ MORE >