October 2023 Newsletter

Building Adventure 2023 Raises Over $225,000 This year’s Building Adventure – our high-adrenaline fundraiser in which participants earn the opportunity to rappel down a skyscraper in Center City – was a high-flying success! 115 rappellers and some 1,300 individual donations brought in over $225,000 to fund POBS programs. Read all about Building Adventure 2023 > Fearless Philly Educators Go “Over the… READ MORE >

Fearless Philly Educators Go “Over the Edge” For Outward Bound!

Three Philadelphia educators went “Over the Edge” for Building Adventure, Philadelphia Outward Bound School’s (POBS) bi-annual fundraiser which supports outdoor education programs for more than 100 public and charter schools and youth-serving community organizations in and around Philadelphia. The call went out to hundreds of Philly educators to enter the lottery for a chance to… READ MORE >

Building Adventure 2023 In the News

We were thrilled that Jennaphr Frederick from Fox 29’s “Good Day Philadelphia” showed viewers what the Building Adventure experience is all about! Below are a few more samples of the almost two dozen media stories aired about Building Adventure 2023. Building Adventure 2023 Media Hits Building Adventure stories aired 22 times throughout the region! 19-Oct… READ MORE >

September 2023 Newsletter

Breaking the Ice, Outward Bound-Style Our new Executive Director, Justin Ennis, jumped into the role with both feet — embarking on his first expedition just a few weeks after joining us. Not only that, he wrote about it! Read Justin’s story > Come to Discovery Fest 2023! Join Philadelphia Outward Bound School, Audubon Mid-Atlantic, and community… READ MORE >

Breaking the Ice, Outward Bound-Style

Icebreakers are cool. But how about four days in the wilderness with your board and staff? To cap-off my first month on the job, I embarked on a 25-mile canoeing expedition down the gorgeous Delaware Water Gap with six intrepid members of the POBS board. Yeah, I know: “work.” With three of our amazing staff… READ MORE >

August 2023 Newsletter

Meet Erica, Hometown Instructor Erica Wiggins grew up just blocks away from POBS headquarters in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of North Philadelphia. “Working for POBS is everything I hoped it would be,” she said. “Especially being a young, inner-city, urban kid that had no prior experience being in the wilderness, or getting on a challenge… READ MORE >