July 2023 Newsletter

Your "PAL" in the Community

“When I bring Police Athletic League campers to the Philadelphia Outward Bound School, my goal is to open their eyes to something new,” says Officer Glenn Haskins, Center Director of North Penn Police Athletic League (PAL).  POBS and PAL share many similarities, such as fostering connection, community and personal growth through physical experience. Read what happens when PAL and POBS come together >

POBS Welcomes Justin Ennis As Our New Executive Director!

Ennis brings strong Philadelphia roots and more than 15 years championing youth development and equity in public education to leadership position. He will start August 16.

Meet Justin!

Alumni - Come Camp Out with Us!

Join us for an overnight experience in the Wissahickon September 16-17.

Check out our Alumni page for details and other opportunities >

Building Adventure Rappel Slots Are Filling Up!

Our legendary peer-to-peer fundraiser, Building Adventure, is returning on October 20, 2023, and slots are filling up fast! Learn more and get registered >

Call For Interns!

Applications are Open for the Environmental and Outdoor Leadership Program Fall 2023 Cohort, a 10-week internship program at The Discovery Center that exposes Philadelphia high school students to nature & the outdoor industry through lessons in local conservation, watershed protection, leadership development, and career exploration. Learn more and apply >