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Leadership Starts Here

Welcome Class of 2019!

Explore - Princeton, Leadership, Diversity, Community and have an Adventure!

Start your Princeton experience with the OA Frosh Trip
Princeton's oldest & largest Pre-orientation Program!
Join over 700 students on the trip of a lifetime

Applications now open

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550 Applications and counting

In just two weeks we have over 550 applications from the Class of 2019. Start your Princeton journey with a journey on Outdoor Action. Make incredible new friends, learn about life at Princeton, and expand your leadership.

We can't wait to meet you!

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Become an Outdoor Action Leader

Being an OA Leader is one of the most valuable things you can do to help next year's freshmen class have a successful transition into Princeton. OA Leaders are role models and mentors for 60% of the incoming class. Ask anyone you know who is an OA Leader (and there are more than 300 of them on campus) and they'll tell you it's an absolutely incredible experience. Any student can learn the skills needed to lead a group on an OA Trip and with the diversity of trips we offer (base camp, biking, backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing, sustainable farming) there's a trip for you. Don't miss out on this special Princeton experience. Train to become an OA Leader this semester.

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Upcoming Events

Published: Monday, March 2, 2015
Outdoor Action Leaders excel both in academics and in campus activities from varsity sports, to student government, and student organizations. The leadership skills they develop through Outdoor Action serve the larger Princeton campus and beyond as these students go on to be leaders throughout their careers. Here are some of the fellowships, awards and prizes Outdoor Action Leaders have received. Leader Prizes & Awards
Published: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Outdoor Action was highlighted in the report as one of the approaches for improving the orientation process for undergraduates and graduate students. The report comments that one of the goals should be to:
Published: Monday, June 8, 2015
OA Climbing Wall Open Hours The Outdoor Action top rope climbing room is 32 feet high and 66 feet across with 14 belay stations. It incorporates the latest in climbing wall technology with both vertical and overhanging sections as well as a roof and three artificial cracks. Climbers of all abilities are welcome. Experienced instructors will be on hand to teach skills and assist in solving particular climbing routes. OA will provides harnesses and climbing shoes.

Become part of the Largest Leadership Organization on Campus

Outdoor Action Leader Training is starting up for the spring. We are the largest leadership training program on campus and the experience that you get leading for OA is invaluable. We are looking for the most diverse group of students to become the next generation of OA Leaders. You don't need to have any previous experience in the outdoors or even to have gone on the OA Frosh Trip. We can teach you everything you need to know to be an effective leader both on campus and in the outdoors.

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Videos

Mathey Talks with Guest, Rick Curtis (4/20/15)

Director of Student Life Matt Frawley interviews OA Director Rick Curtis '79. Rick talks about the history of OA and how the program has grown to become Princeton's largest Leadership Training Program and the country's single largest outdoor orientation program.


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