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Outdoor Action

Leadership Starts Here

Outdoor Action Friends and Alumni

  • Canoing the Delaware
    Helping Freshmen

    OA's Frosh Trip is the largest single outdoor orientation program in the U.S.

  • Building Leaders

    OA is Princeton's Largest & Most Successful Student Leadership Development Program

  • Alumni Trips

    Travel the world with Outdoor Action & Princeton Journeys

About the Outdoor Action Program

The Outdoor Action Program has been an important program for building community at Princeton for more than thirty years. Outdoor Action activities serve as powerful group bonding experiences that help students develop new friendships, learn leadership skills, increase interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, develop concern for the environment, and learn lifelong wilderness skills. Find out what students, leaders, and alumni say about the impact of the Outdoor Action program. If you are interested in helping Outdoor Action continue to grow, see you can help though the Friends of OA.

OA Director Rick Curtis '79 talks about the impact of OA

Rick Curtis has served as the Director of OA since 1981. During that time the program has expanded from 220 participants and 44 leaders to over 715 participants each year and over 220 leaders.

Annual Friends of OA Fund Raising

If you are an Outdoor Action Leader alum then you should be receiving our annual Tiger Trails Friends of Outdoor Action Newsletter. Each fall we do our annual mailing to raise funds to support OA's programs on campus including Leader Training, the Climbing Wall and other trip activities. OA only receives 10% of its budget from the University, 80% comes from student fees to participate and the remaining 10% from alumni, parents and friends. In order to keep OA strong and to provide the best training for all students at a cost that is affordable to all students we need your annual support. Please check out Tiger Trails and find out how you can make a gift this year.

If you'd like to be added to the Friends of OA mailing list, please Contact Us.

Ways You Can Support the Outdoor Action Program at Princeton University

Become a Friend of Outdoor Action

Alumni Programs

We offer special activities each year for alumni and their families including Alumni Weekend in February, Reunions, and special trips during the year. See the latest issue of Tiger Trails, the Friends of OA newsletter for information on upcoming activities.

Alumni Day Program

Reunions Program

Tiger Trails Alumni Newsletter

The latest edition of the Tiger Trails Alumni and Friends of Outdoor Action Newsletter is now available on the OA Web site. Find out the latest news about how the OA Program is growing, see photos from this year's Frosh Trip and read stories of how OA impacts students at Princeton.

Tiger Trails 2015


Why Outdoor Action is Important to Princeton

How do I Make a Gift to Outdoor Action?

All contributions to OA are tax deductible gifts to Princeton University. These funds are used to help support the annual operation of the program in areas such as leader training and community service.

  • Gifts can be also made by check by completing the OA Membership & Gifts Form and mailing it to the Outdoor Action Office. 
    Outdoor Action Program
    Dillon Court West
    Princeton, NJ 08544
    609-258-6230
     
  • You can make a gift to Outdoor Action online through the Princeton University Giving Site. You will need to specify that your gift or a portion of your gift should go to Outdoor Action. You do that in the comments section of the Form as shown below. Thank you for your support for OA.
  • You can also call the University's 24-hour gift line at: (800) 258-5421 within the United States (609) 258-3373 internationally.