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COVID-19 Update

Due to the University response to the COVID-19 virus, all Outdoor Action events for the remainder of the semester have been cancelled. The OA Climbing Wall will be closed. The OA Equipment Room will be closed and we will not be renting equipment.

Getting Outdoors During COVID-19

For students and staff who are remaining on campus or live in the Princeton area, there are options for spending time outdoors and maintaining social distancing. One set of hiking trails close to campus is Institute Woods. We've put together a complete Walking Guide to the woods that will help you easily find it and navigate around. Have fun and stay safe!

Become an Outdoor Action Leader - Leader Training is free

Being an OA Leader is one of the most valuable things you can do to help next year's first-year class have a successful transition into Princeton. OA Leaders are role models and mentors for 50% of the incoming class. Ask anyone you know who is an OA Leader (and there are more than 250 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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Outdoor Action Reunions 2018 - Foundations of Effective Leadership Panel

Princeton graduates serve in countless leadership positions around the world from entrepreneurs to teachers, directors to parents. Understanding the traits and behaviors that make leaders effective is critical for any organization, and applies to students on campus and alumni in the world at large. Join us for a panel that brings together experts on leadership and Outdoor Action alumnae from academics, business, government, the non-profit sector and current OA student leaders to explore what makes leaders effective and how to enhance your own foundations of effective leadership. 

Moderator: Rick Curtis ’79, Director, Outdoor Action Program

Mark Haefele '93, Global CIO, UBS Private Wealth Management; Majka Burhardt

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