March 2024 Newsletter

Celebrating 25 Years of Jennifer Raymond

On Friday, March 22, all of us at POBS were THRILLED to honor our own Jennifer Raymond for 25 years of service to Outward Bound by throwing a surprise party for her at our Wigard Avenue location in the Wissahickon, AND renaming Goal Pole #1 after her! Read more >

Partner Spotlight: Hand2Paw

Hand2Paw, a POBS community partner since 2022, provides paid internships working with rescue animals to students age 17-24 as a way to strengthen connection, compassion, and community for young adults from marginalized communities. This video discusses the benefits of POBS programming to these students. Watch video >

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award USA Ceremony Held at The Discovery Center

On Sunday, March 17, ten students came to The Discovery Center for our first Duke of Edinburgh's International Award USA ceremony to celebrate their remarkable achievements and obtain their Bronze and Silver medals. Read more >

Applications Open for Environmental & Outdoor Leadership Program at The Discovery Center

Applications are open for the Environmental & Outdoor Leadership Program (EOLP) at The Discovery Center! EOLP is a paid opportunity for high school students (grades 9th-11th) that starts in May and runs through the summer season. Read more and apply now >

Join the POBS Alumni Dragon Boat Team!

Info Session: Saturday, April 13, 1:00 - 3:00 pm on Boathouse Row
Come out and meet other POBS alumni as we put together a 2024 Dragon Boat team to defend our 2023 Gold Medal win! No experience is necessary but you must be an Outward Bound alum. Learn more and RSVP now >

Applications Now Open for Summer 2024 Merit Award Courses

Every year, Philadelphia Outward Bound School offers four fully-funded merit award courses. Admission to these courses is highly selective and includes an application, essay, letters of recommendation, and an interview.

Read more and apply now >

We’re hiring for Summer 2024 Instructors!

We're looking for a few apprentice and assistant instructors to join our team of outdoor educators. Learn more and apply >

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