February 2024 Newsletter

Better Together: Our Partnership with the School District of Philadelphia The Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) began its partnership with the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) over 30 years ago. Today, we celebrate this extraordinary partnership which has evolved and strengthened over the years. Read why POBS and the SDP are Better Together > Want… READ MORE >

Alumni: Join the POBS Dragon Boat Team!

POBS Alumni Dragon Boat Team Formation – Info Session On Saturday, April 13, 2024, come out and meet POBS alumni as we form a 2024 Dragon Boat team to defend our 2023 Gold Medal win! This will be our third year racing and we are excited to have fellow Outward Bound alum Dave Kunz back… READ MORE >

January 2024 Newsletter

Meet the Science Behind Outward Bound Magic: The Domains of Thriving! The Domains of Thriving is a tool centered on the social-emotional areas of human development that students experience on an Outward Bound course. It serves as a framework for instructors to plan curriculum and activities as well as a guide for evaluating program impact…. READ MORE >

December 2023 Newsletter

From Public School Teacher to Outward Bound Instructor They say retirement is a new adventure. After 34 years teaching in the School District of Philadelphia, Kerry Lubin, seen kneeling with students above right, jumped at the chance to become an Outward Bound instructor. Read his story > Why I Support Philadelphia Outward Bound School It’s… READ MORE >

From public school teacher to Outward Bound instructor

A guest blog post by Kerry Lubin When I was a kid, my elementary school didn’t have a physical education teacher, so I ended up going to the library to get books on how to play football and basketball, and I taught myself how to play. Then I taught the neighborhood kids how to play…. READ MORE >

November 2023 Newsletter

“You Get Used to the Weight on Your Shoulders” 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… READ MORE >

“You get used to the weight on your shoulders”

This past summer, 13-year old Blaine Elementary School student Jayden B. embarked on a 10-day Outward Bound expedition as part of the GOAL (Get Out and Lead) program. GOAL is a merit scholarship course that is specifically designed for rising 8th grade students and includes backpacking, canoeing, and rock climbing in the Delaware Water Gap…. READ MORE >