Appointment of Meg Wise comes as experiential education organization prepares to open new Fairmount Park HQ, celebrate 25th anniversary A veteran nonprofit executive with deep experience in Philadelphia’s education and non-profit communities has been selected to serve as the new Executive Director for the Philadelphia Outward Bound School, a non-profit experiential education organization that serves… READ MORE >
20+ year Executive Director, Katie Newsom Pastuszek, becomes Chief Advancement Officer of Outward Bound USA
A Letter from the Executive Director, Outward Bound USA To Outward Bound Family, Friends and Partners: I am pleased to announce that Katie Newsom Pastuszek will be joining the Outward Bound USA (OBUSA) team as the new Chief Advancement Officer (CAO), effective July 1, 2018. Katie joins the OB USA team with more than 20… READ MORE >
Fox29 challenged their morning news team to compete at the Philadelphia Outward Bound School’s Corporate Challenge. Reporters, Richard Curtis and Quincy Harris, partnered up with POBS alumni Damir, Sheliya, and Jill to complete various high ropes elements on our new aerial teams challenge course. Watch this live news segment to see how they faired.
This is an open letter to the donors of the Outward Bound Veterans Programs. I am a 72 year old U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, I have been granted 100% disability by the Veterans Administration which 70% is from PTSD. I have suffered from this syndrome for the past 50 years. The 26… READ MORE >
I was against going for a 5:30am canoe paddle. It was dark and cold. I’d just witnessed two group members get soaked in ice cold water the day before when their canoe tipped over. I was terrified to repeat that. But I listened to instructors, gathered myself and became open minded enough to give it… READ MORE >
On March 8th (International Women’s Day!), POBS screened the award-winning documentary film, Women Outward Bound, at WHYY’s studios in Center City, Philadelphia. Women Outward Bound tells the story of the first all female Outward Bound expedition in the US in 1965, and the participants reunion nearly 50 years later. Director Maxine Davis, one of students from this… READ MORE >
The Discovery Center: Progress Update In September 2018, The Discovery Center – a new outdoor education center shared by the Philadelphia Outward Bound School and Audubon Pennsylvania – will open its doors. The Discovery Center will serve as the base of operations for the Philadelphia Outward Bound School, featuring an outdoor teams challenge course, an… READ MORE >
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.