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Frosh Trip

Tasty, satisfying, and healthy meals are what fuel the group for the week, so we ensure that everyone eats well on OA trips!  Every meal is a collective effort, with the group coming together to chop, season, and cook their way to a delicious end product.  This also allows the meals to be very customizable to your group's preferences.


Special Dietary Restrictions & Food Allergies

If you have special dietary needs or food allergies, please contact us at 609-258-6230 to let us know of your particular issues. Most of the menu items are already vegetarian/vegan and easy...

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Having Princeton University Faculty and Staff participate for a day on Frosh Trip is a fantastic experience for incoming students. It lets they interact with another segment of the campus community in ways they normally wouldn't. We appreciate your interest in helping us welcome the incoming class to Princeton by joining one of the groups for a day.


We have a number of different trips that operate within an hour and a half drive from campus making it possible to join a group for a day. Within that geographic range we have trips that are hiking, rock climbing, doing a trail...

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OA can accomodate students with many different issues. Our goal is to do our best to make this experience as accessible as possible. Please contact us to let us know about your specific needs so we can try and find a trip that will work for you.


Rick Curtis
Outdoor Action Director
609-258-5621


Information for Diabetics

Many students with diabetes have participated in the trip or led trips. These are a few things we have learned over the years to help you have a good week on the trip.


Insulin Storage

The late August and early September often leads to huge...

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The Outdoor Action Leave a Trace Program was developed in 1999 as part of our continued goal of providing the most effective orientation program for incoming Princeton students. Each year over 50% of the incoming class participates in the Outdoor Action Frosh Trip. These trips serve as both the transition between high school and college and their first exposure to life at Princeton. The 6-day small group setting provides an excellent opportunity to introduce incoming students to campus life and to encourage students to pursue a positive role as a member of the campus community, to dispel...

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Arriving on Campus - Saturday, September 5, 2015
University Check-in will be open at 8:00 AM
Outdoor Action Check-in is at 4:30 PM at Dillon Gym

Many parents need to plan transportation well in advance. We hope that this information will help you with your planning.


By Car: Most of you will be arriving by car. For Directions see Visiting Campus. Enter campus from Faculty Road (see map).


By Air: If you are traveling by air, Newark-Liberty or Philadephia Airports are the most convenient. There is a shuttle bus service between Newark, Philadelphia and Kennedy Airports and...

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19,400+ Princetonians and growing!

These are the Dates for Frosh Trip 2015 for the Princeton Class of 2019
Application materials will be available online to all incoming students in around May 25. Students will need their University NetID and Password to access the online application.
  • Late May 2015 - Princeton University NetIDs sent to entering freshmen.

  • May 27, 2015 - Applications available online through the Outdoor Action Web Site. The trip is filled on a first-come, first-served basis based on postmark or Web application date.

  • June 30, 2015 - Application...
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Here is all the information you need to pack for your Frosh Trip. When selecting gear for the trip, remember that you’ll be in the outdoors for five days, so you’ll want to bring only those things you need to be comfortable. Leave behind what isn’t necessary—extra stuff just adds weight. This equipment list is based on 40 years of experience running Outdoor Action Trips. If you bring ALL the gear on the list and ONLY the gear on the list, you’ll be comfortable in virtually any situation you’ll encounter on Frosh Trip.



Checkout the OA Video on YouTube to help you pack for your trip:... Read more...

Here is all the information you need to pack for your Frosh trip. When selecting gear for the trip, remember that you’ll be in the outdoors for six days, so you’ll want to bring only those things you need to be comfortable. Leave behind what isn’t necessary—extra stuff just adds weight. This equipment list is based on 40 years of experience running Outdoor Action Trips. If you bring ALL the gear on the list and ONLY the gear on the list, you’ll be comfortable in virtually any situation you’ll encounter on Frosh Trip.



Checkout the OA Video on YouTube to help you pack for your trip... Read more...

Here is all the information you need to pack for your Frosh Trip. When selecting gear for the trip, remember that you’ll be in the outdoors for five days, so you’ll want to bring only those things you need to be comfortable. Leave behind what isn’t necessary—extra stuff just adds weight. This equipment list is based on over 40 years of experience running Outdoor Action Trips. If you bring ALL the gear on the list and ONLY the gear on the list, you’ll be comfortable in virtually any situation you’ll encounter on Frosh Trip.


Checkout the OA Video on YouTube to help you pack for your...

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Here is all the information you need to pack for your Frosh Trip. When selecting gear for the trip, remember that you’ll be in the outdoors for six days, so you’ll want to bring only those things you need to be comfortable. Leave behind what isn’t necessary. This equipment list is based on over 40 years of experience running Outdoor Action Trips. If you bring ALL the gear on the list and ONLY the gear on the list, you’ll be comfortable in virtually any situation you’ll encounter on Frosh Trip.


Checkout the OA Video on YouTube to help you pack for your trip:


Fabrics: For...

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