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Outdoor Action creates lasting friendships, eases transition to college life

Leadership Starts Here!

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The Outdoor Action Leader Training Program is focused on developing leadership in every student regardless your level of previous leadership or outdoor experience. If you want to take the next step in becoming a more effective leader, sign up for Leader Training over Spring Break or spread out during the spring semester. The Leader Training Program is free to all students.

All students are encouraged to participate in OA Leader Training, whether or not you want to lead OA trips. We are looking for dedicated students who want to intentionally develop their leadership skills to be leaders at Princeton and beyond. In OA we don't just talk about leadership, we place you in real situations where you get to practice leadership and receive feedback that will help you be a better leader.

Leadership Skills you'll develop include:

  • Judgement & Decision Making
  • Giving & Receiving Feedback
  • Bystander Intervention Skills
  • Creating effective learning sequences
  • Learning how to challenge yourself and others

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Upcoming Events

Published: Monday, February 1, 2016
OA Climbing Wall Open Hours - FREE
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:

Become an Outdoor Action Leader - Leader Training is now free

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.

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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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OA Leadership Series: Leadership When It Matters - Majka Burjhardt

What climbing in the wild can teach us about teams, collaboration, and true grit

by Majka Burhardt '98

What a professional climber and social entrepreneur teach you about reaching your dreams and getting to the top.

What happens when a team of rock climbers, biologists, and conservationists sets off on an unconventional expedition into one of the world’s least explored and most threatened habitats—Mount Namuli, Mozambique? Author, professional climber and social entrepreneur Majka Burhardt shares a story of unlikely collaborators and unconventional leadership in a multimedia presentation about her life and work as a full time climber and the head of an international organization creating thriving futures for mountain communities. 

Join Majka as she

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Intersession LTTs (All day) Ocala National Forest, FL
HEART Wilderness First Aid 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Intersession LTTs (All day) Ocala National Forest, FL
HEART Wilderness First Aid 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm