A Look Back at 2021

What a year! 2021 had its challenges but at POBS we know the best growth and discovery comes from supporting each other through any challenge. This year we experienced that growth, discovery, adventure, and many great memories. As we look forward to the wonderful opportunities and plans for 2022, we also want to take the… 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 >

January 2022 Newsletter: A Look Back at 2021

This month we look back at the ground we covered in 2021. We also highlight our participation in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award USA program, and congratulate a POBS alum who received a commendation for his work in that program. We also encourage you to apply for a merit scholarship course. Read on! A… READ MORE >

The Discovery Center: In the Community, For the Community

Beyond serving as base of operations for the Philadelphia Outward Bound School and Audubon Mid-Atlantic, The Discovery Center strives to make the natural space around the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir accessible to surrounding neighborhoods, and provide outdoor opportunities and educational programming to community members. The Center also serves as a place where local community organizations can… READ MORE >

December 2021 Newsletter: People Are Talking!

Students, educators, and other POBS clients have nice things to say about their experience with our programs – this month we’ve put some of their letters together in a new Testimonials page.  We also have an update on community events at The Discover Center, as well as some timely announcements, one being: we’re hiring! What… READ MORE >

November 2021 Newsletter: Get to Know Us

This month our instructors open up to reveal their personal stories behind how and why they became involved with Outward Bound. Plus, our new Guest Blog features an assistant instructor who shows us how Insight Day lives up to it’s name. Rounding out the inside scoop is a photo series on the inner workings of… READ MORE >

October 2021 Newsletter: Building Adventure 2021 a Huge Success!

This month we cover the recent success of Building Adventure 2021!  This high-adrenaline fundraiser for the Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) in which participants rappel down a skyscraper in Center City was an unqualified success! With the participation of 111 rappellers and some 2,000 individual donations, POBS was able to exceed our goal of $200,000, to raise an… READ MORE >

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 >