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 All About Experiential Education
by Northeast High School Teacher Andrew Adams
As a teacher at one of the largest high schools in Philadelphia, I have had the extraordinary privilege of witnessing the incredible impact that the Philadelphia Outward Bound School has had on my students. Read more >

Become a Wilderness First Responder!

In February POBS will be hosting a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification course. The WFR course provides essential training in wilderness medicine, leadership, and critical thinking for professionals, leaders, and outdoor adventurers in outdoor, low-resource, and remote environments. The course is a 7-day 70 hour certification course. Get more info >

Applications Now Open for Summer 2024 Merit Award Courses

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.

Read more and apply now >

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