You're Always Family

As someone who's completed a Philadelphia Outward Bound School course, you can count yourself among a special group of people who have pushed themselves far beyond they ever thought possible.

Now it's time to transfer the skills you learn on course back home and become a leader in your community! As an alumni to our school we encourage you to stay in touch, share your memories and pass on your knowledge.

To serve, to strive and not to yield. 


Note, all Outward Bound alumni and POBS students are invited to join us on any of the dates listed below. To stay up to date on alumni activities, please complete the Alumni Network form at the bottom of this page.

Saturday, September 17 - POBS Distance Challenge Kickoff Event

Walk / Run / Hike Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser - $30,000 Goal

Take part in this unique fundraiser from October 17th to November 11th, starting with this hike in the Wissahickon hosted by POBS staff.

Check out the POBS Distance Challenge and sign up now!


Saturday, October 1 - POBS 30th Anniversary Celebration

Join us at The Discovery Center for DISCOVERY FEST, an all-day festival celebrating POBS 30th anniversary!

More about Discovery Fest


Saturday, October 22 - Alumni on the Challenge Course!

Step out of your comfort zone and experience our Aerial Teams Course!

Alumni ATC  Event
Saturday, October 22, 2022
9:00 to 2:45
Pizza lunch included!
Free of charge
Ages 16 & up. Maximum 40 participants.
Sign-up sheet coming soon.
Check out this blog post to learn more about our ATC >


Be sure to stay tuned to this page for further updates, and don’t forget to join our email list and follow us on your favorite social media channels to stay in the mix:

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Alumni Ambassadors

  • Share your story: Tell us about your "Outward Bound Moment."
  • Be an "Alumni Ambassador" at POBS' events.
  • Reunite for a Service Day with other alumni.


We love hearing about your experiences on course and so do other alums! Written by alumni, for alumni, this is a great place to not only rekindle that feeling of adventure, but to share your story as well. We encourage all of our alumni to get involved and write a short piece. It is a great way to publish some of your writing and engage your fellow alums.

Work for POBS

Interested in working in the outdoor industry?

Gain valuable experience with POBS through our internship program. Check out our Careers page to learn more.

Give Back

Donate a "Day of Discovery" to another student!

Your contribution will help us provide life-changing and long-lasting experiences to more students this year. Every donation helps us offer more financial aid and scholarships that ensure all motivated and deserving individuals can go on course.


Have you completed an Insight Day or expedition with The Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) or other Outward Bound (OB) program?

Join our alumni network today!

Register here to stay connected with fellow alumni and learn about events, service opportunities and other ways to maintain friendships with students on your course and keep in touch with POBS.