Logistics Week, What’s That?

This month, after a busy summer of over 30 expeditions, our instructors and logistics team spent a full week – aptly named Logistics Week – taking stock of our gear and expedition materials and preparing for the spring season. “Fall is the perfect time to care, clean, rebuild, and really get ready for the new… READ MORE >

We’re Thankful for…Our School Partners!

Philadelphia Outward Bound School would truly not be the place it is without all of our incredible school partners. We are privileged to work with over 70 schools in the Greater Philadelphia Region, including the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) and many charter and independent schools.  POBS was founded by a group of passionate community… READ MORE >

We’re Thankful for…Our Instructors!

For this season of giving thanks, a special message from our Executive Director, Meg Wise: “I am so thankful for the Instructors at POBS — for their tenacity, compassion, and deep commitment to our mission and our students. 2021, like 2020, was a very challenging year.  At the height of the pandemic we had shifted… READ MORE >

We’re Thankful for…the Philadelphia Veterans Administration

To continue our week of giving thanks we would like to highlight a very meaningful partnership, the Philadelphia Veterans Administration (VA). We have been working with the Philadelphia VA since 2018 with the overall goal of empowering our local veterans to build and continue to develop skills and systems of support to navigate the challenges… READ MORE >

Join Us for Love Your Park Service Day!

  LOVE YOUR PARK Day was a great success. Thanks so much to everyone who came out to The Discovery Center for Love Your Park Service Day today!!! We got a whole lot done and were able to finish before the rain came.   Loading…

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 >

Building Adventure 2021 a Huge Success!

Fundraiser soars past $200,000 goal to hit a record $300,000 There’s no other way to put it: this year’s Building Adventure – the high-adrenaline fundraiser for the Philadelphia Outward Bound School in which participants who raise at least $1,750 earn the opportunity to rappel down a skyscraper in Center City – was an unqualified success…. READ MORE >