Building Adventure 2012

Friday, November 02, 2012


Building Adventure 2012 happened on November 2.  It was a unique challenge event that called on participants to raise pledges in exchange for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to rappel over the edge of a 21-story building at 1515 Market Street in Center City, Philadelphia.

Outward Bound Philadelphia was proud to partner with Over The Edge USA to ensure that participants not only had fun, but did it safely.

Thank you for participating in the first annual Building Adventure - 2012!  With your help, we raised just over $159,000 towards our goal of $160,000 and we raised the profile of Outward Bound across this region!

The pages are still opened to donate – the pages will remain open until December 31, 2012.  You can still help us reach our goal.  A year end contribution to Outward Bound Philadelphia can be made in your name or someone's name and it makes a wonderful holiday gift.  

Remember that every dollar we raise inspires deserving area youth through Outward Bound's challenge and adventure — to show them that they have more inside themselves than they ever thought possible. Our mission remains the same: to inspire character development and self-discovery in people of all ages and walks of life through challenge and adventure, and to impel them to achieve more than they ever thought possible, to show compassion for others and to actively engage in creating a better world.  We give our students the tools to complete high school, college, and to become engaged members of the workforce, and we help them realize and fulfill their untapped potential. Today over 4,000 Philadelphia youth annually participate in our life-changing programs, and since our founding 20 years ago, we have served more than 20,000 individuals from public, independent and charter schools, youth-serving organizations, businesses, civic organizations and other local institutions. With your support and your enthusiasm for our mission, this number will continue to grow.

Take a moment to visit (and friend) our Building Adventure 2012 photo album on our Outward Bound Philly Facebook page. (New photos are being added daily, so please check back often.)

Stay tuned for info on Building Adventure 2013

The Board and Staff of Outward Bound Philadelphia


Kim Cooley at or call 484-362-2682


Please contact Nadia Stadnycki at