Welcome Participant & Family,
The staff and instructors at Philadelphia
Outward Bound School (POBS) look forward to seeing you on your upcoming Insight
Day at the challenge course!
is Outward Bound? Outward Bound is the leading provider of
experiential and outdoor education programs for youth and adults. It is a
national network of Schools providing hundreds of courses in wilderness and
mission is to change lives through challenge and discovery. We do this by conducting safe, experiential
learning and adventure-based courses.
Courses are structured to encourage self-discovery and growth, and
inspire confidence, self-reliance, leadership, character, compassion and
service to self, others and the environment. Using a variety of outdoor
activities as vehicles for learning, participants are challenged to build
relationships and foster teamwork, and exercise leadership, communication, and
problem-solving skills in an exciting and challenging environment – all while
having fun with peers and colleagues.
is an Insight Program? Insight is a single-day, outdoor,
experiential learning and team building opportunity. During the approximate 5-6 hour day,
participants use problem solving, constructive communication and team-oriented
approaches to work collaboratively and navigate the day. Participants are in the natural world,
meeting challenges, practicing leadership, managing risk, and working closely
with their group. Our goal is to have
participants apply their experiences and learning back into their educational
and work environments and in their daily lives.
should participants bring & wear? The most important things to bring - a good
attitude, open mind and adventurous spirit.
Outward Bound provides all necessary technical equipment. Participants must wear closed-toed, laced
shoes and dress appropriate for the weather and an active day outside. Electronic devices are not permitted during the program.
Covid-19 Mitigation? Participants will be asked to follow current CDC recommendations around mask wearing and distancing. Current guidelines will be discussed as a part of course planning with the school or organization.
or Concerns? Please contact Associate Director of
Admissions & Medical Screening, Aisha Burrell at 215-372- 8929.
We look forward to seeing you very soon!
Stables & Aisha Burrell