Philadelphia's Premiere Team Building Resource

Take Your Team to New Heights with OB Pro!

There’s no greater way to build a corporate team and strengthen organizational leadership skills than through Philadelphia Outward Bound School’s Professional Development Program, OB Pro.

It's well known that companies with high-performance teams significantly outperform those with average teams due to their shared commitment, camaraderie, and focus on achieving exceptional outcomes. These characteristics enable high-performance teams to drive innovation, productivity, and success at the organizational level, giving them a competitive edge in today's business landscape.

Applying high-performing team principles, OB Pro emphasizes the value of perseverance, incremental challenges, and belief in one's ability to overcome obstacles as essential elements for personal growth and team/organizational success. All of this is accomplished through experiential learning, utilizing the internationally-recognized Outward Bound curriculum and corresponding leadership concepts to create unique team-building challenges specifically designed for adults that push individuals outside of their comfort zone, both mentally and physically.

Our programs help build trust among the team, and our high ropes courses require team members to support each other not only physically, but emotionally as well.


Our programs help build camaraderie, trust, and communication, and sharpen goal planning and problem solving skills.

How OB Pro Can Help

  • As an innovative and inspiring enhancement to your professional development or corporate training program
  • As a tone-setting event or culminating event to a corporate meeting schedule
  • As an experiential analysis of your team’s Strengths and Opportunities for development
  • As an immersive onboarding process for new employees at any level of your business
  • As an intervention if your team is experiencing a unique period of challenge due to:
    • Sudden growth
    • Reorganization
    • Dysfunctional silos of responsibility
    • Unhealthy work culture
    • Acquisition or merger

A Note About Challenge By Choice

Challenge by Choice involves participants deciding on their own, without instructor or peer pressure, to take on a challenge, and how far out of their comfort zone they are willing to go. Moreover, participants do not need to be particularly "physically fit" to take part.  In fact, our course are fully customizable and we can accommodate almost all ADA compliance for our programs. Ask us how we can adapt for you!


At one of our locations

Join us at The Discovery Center, our HQ in Fairmount Park, for team building on the James McLane Family Challenge Course. Or for a more woodsy feel, try our challenge elements in Wissahickon Valley Park.

At your location

We can come to you! We do it all the time. Programs can be delivered in one of your conference rooms or corporate spaces, outside your facility, at a community space in your area, or even virtually.

A third location

We can design a program around your scheduled offsite meeting at a conference center or resort, or recommend an ideal venue for an impactful experience. Or suggest an expedition or other wilderness experience!


What do all of these organizations have in common? That's right - they understand and take advantage of the value of OB Pro!


Just fill out this form and we'll set up an introductory phone call (or a virtual or in-person meeting) to gather information to prepare a custom program proposal for your review. Factors we will consider include:

  • Your goals and budget
  • Number of participants
  • Desired date, duration and location of program
  • Depth of pre-program planning
  • Desire for post-program follow-up

Whether your team is confronting a great challenge or searching for a way to become a more cohesive group, our experienced facilitators will design a custom program that takes your team to the next level. Contact us today!

Go beyond OB Pro by joining the Compass Rose Circle and take full advantage of the many avenues of engagement we offer. Ask us how!

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