PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Outward Bound School have partnered on an exciting pilot program to be offered primarily to 9th Grade Academy students throughout the District beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. “Many of our students have participated in Outward Bound programs over the years, and have greatly… READ MORE >
Join community partners in an adventure-filled day to explore the future site of the Discovery Center on the banks of the East Park Reservoir in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood. Activities will include: an Outward Bound climbing wall, guided bird-watching hikes, food & music, fire pits, hot chocolate and hanging out with neighbors! This event will take… READ MORE >
A half-day teambuilding experience – includes ground games, initiatives, and adventure learning ropes course challenges.
Picture Yourself On Top Of The City Scale one Philadelphia’s most iconic skyscrapers. Rappel 29 stories down Commerce Two on October 20th & 21st! Building Adventure is the Philadelphia Outward Bound School’s annual fundraising event that raises scholarship funds for public and charter school students. Be one of the few rappellers to go “over the… READ MORE >
This July (2016), Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) partnered with Good Grief to deliver a seven-day Grieving Teens Expedition. Good Grief a is a non-profit located in Morristown and Princeton, New Jersey that provides unlimited and free support to children, teens, young adults, and families after the death of a mother, father, sister, or brother through peer… READ MORE >
Guest Author: Kim Glodek, Education Manager . . .
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot Guest Author: Alum, Alexandra “Lexi” Prochniak . . . At the top of a 31-story building the wind whipped through my hair. I heard my name and walked over to the edge. Strapped into a… READ MORE >
Katie’s Korner: A few words from our Executive Director . . . Philadelphia Outward Bound School students return for another season of challenge and discovery – building character and grit! This month featured three expedition crews from Philadelphia’s Masterman High School hiking the Appalachian Trail through the Delaware Water Gap, and daylong Insight Courses (problem-solving, climbing,… READ MORE >
The questions we asked… 1. Who from history would you take on an Outward Bound expedition and why? 2. If the person above you on this list were a piece of kitchen equipment, what would it be and why? 3. What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? Talia Brody I’d like to take Walt… READ MORE >
Katie’s Korner: A few words from our Executive Director . . . “Leaders are raised through training and experience. Nobody was born naturally with hand-gloves of leadership. We come to life to search for it, discover it and optimize it.” ― Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Ladder At the Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS), March Madness unfolds slightly… READ MORE >