Insight Day gets students climbing

Northeast High School students participated in the Philadelphia Outward Bound School’s Insight Day on Friday at the Discovery Center in Fairmount Park. The day included team-building activities such as an outdoor ropes course, where partners were challenged to climb to the top of a large structure in harnesses as their peers belayed. “Climbing was really… READ MORE >

Noam’s Story: “He Came Back a Different Kid”

With guidance from an Outward Bound instructor, one student learns lessons in positivity The email came from the parent of a 10th grade student who had been on a two-week expedition a few months ago: “I want you to know how much this program has meant to me and my boys. Noam actually came back… READ MORE >

CB South senior lauded with Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

From the Intelligencer/Bucks County Courier February 14, 2022 Central Bucks High School South senior Jonathan Sim, of Chalfont, was recently recognized with an Infinite Potential Commendation from the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program. Sim was one of only five candidates selected out of more than 1,000 U.S. program participants. Winners were selected for demonstrating… READ MORE >

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 >

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 >