13 year-old Blaine Elementary School student Jayden B. embarked on a 10-day Outward Bound expedition this summer. He overcame homesickness and realized, in his words, "that there is more to the world than Philly and cell phones, there is actually a whole outdoor world of nature that we never see.” Read Jayden's story >
The Discovery Center was recognized by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council with its "2023 Special Places Award," an honor given to a special place that demonstrates environmental leadership, community impact and innovative planning and design practice. Read more and watch the video >
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.