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 >

Learning the Magic of it All: From Student to Instructor

“I first heard about Outward Bound through a social worker,” said Nick Hazell, who hails from Trenton, New Jersey. “I think he realized I was interested in things most city kids weren’t into, like the outdoors. I didn’t have video games. I was 15 years old.” Nick was encouraged to apply for a spot on… READ MORE >

What Happens on Insight Days

Special Guest Blog Post by Assistant Instructor Madeline Troyer Backpacking has changed who I am as a person. Through backpacking, I have learned the importance of finding joy even on the worst days, how to care for others, what it is like to slow down in life and enjoy the presence of other people and… 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 >

We’re Thankful For…Leadership Philadelphia!

In this season of giving thanks we want to acknowledge and show gratitude to all of those in our community we have the pleasure and privilege of working alongside. To kick off this series of thanksgiving posts, we’d like to express our gratitude for our longstanding partnership with Leadership Philadelphia.  We have had a meaningful… READ MORE >