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Frosh Trip

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.




 




 


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What Participants Have to Say

 I had never camped before and I had a fantastic time on the trip. It was a great way to get to know other frosh. It turned out to be just the thing I needed to start my adjustment to Princeton.


 The trip was a wonderful experience. My group was a conglomerate of very diverse people. Had we all not been thrown together in the wilderness for six days, I probably wouldn’t have met and become friends with them. It was a great way to begin Princeton.


Our leaders were excellent, in addition to being role models they were...

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There are so many great moments that happen on Frosh Trip. We've captured some of them in video, photos, and quotes from participants and leaders.


  • Stories from Frosh Trip 2009 - Tiger Trails Alumni Newsletter

  • Stories from Frosh Trip 2008 - Tiger Trails Alumni Newsletter

  • Stories from Frosh Trip 2007 - Tiger Trails Alumni Newsletter

  • Stories from Frosh Trip 2006 - Tiger Trails Alumni Newsletter

  • Stories from Frosh Trip 2005 - Tiger Trails Alumni Newsletter

  • Stories from Frosh Trip 2004 - Tiger Trails Alumni Newsletter...
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Students with Special Dietary Needs on Outdoor Action
Jewish Students and Shabbat
Keeping the Jewish Sabbath on OA

Usually, Frosh Trip does not conflict with Sabbath observance, since the trips are not in the field during Shabbat. However, some Leader Training Trips may be in the field on a Saturday, and in that case, there are a lot of measures your trip can take to ensure you are fulfilling your Sabbath observance. Some of the issues of observing the Sabbath are covered below. (See Kosher Menu Planning below). Since traditional observance varies greatly, some students will observe all of...

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Keeping Clean on the Trail
Handwashing

Probably the best cleanliness invention for backpackers has been waterless hand sanitizers like Purell. These are alcohol-based liquids with moisturizers. Pour a small amount on your hands and rub your hands together until it evaporates. The alcohol kills up to 99 percent of bacteria so your hands will actually be cleaner than washing with soap. The ease of use means that you can easily clean your hands in just a few seconds after that quick jog off the trail instead of trying to set up a soap-and-water handwashing station. They also save water, which...

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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.


Tell us About your Insulin Regimen

When completing your health form, let us know about your daily insulin regimen. Are you taking insulin orally, spray, by injection, or an insulin pump? What type of glucose monitoring meter do you use? What are the temperature requirements for your medication and meter or pump? All of these things can help us place you on a trip that's in the right environment for you.


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Outdoor Action considers running healthy trips an essential part of our mission. We will work with you to identify a trip that's right for you based on any previous experience, your current physical condition, any special dietary needs you might have, physical limitations and medical conditions. We ask a variety of questions on our Health History form to assess your needs. Please contact us if you have questions about what trips would be best and to give us more detailed information about your special needs.

This is the general information for all students who will be participating in Outdoor Action Frosh Trip. More detailed information about your specific trip activities and an equipment list for your specific trip will be emailed to you in early August.




Welcome to Princeton Outdoor Action Frosh Trip 2017!

Welcome to Princeton and one of your first Princeton activities—Outdoor Action Frosh Trip 2017! We hope you’re excited about coming to Princeton, and we’re thrilled that you'll be joining us and hundreds of your classmates on this year’s OA Frosh Trip.  You can look forward...

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Apply to Lead!

Returning leaders or new leaders who have compeleted all of the Leader Training requirements (including an LTT) must submit their application by March 5, 2017. Leaders-in-Training who will be finish their training by the end of the semester must submit their application by April 30, 2017.


You should NOT make travel arrangements for August until AFTER your Notification Date.
Current Leaders:

Application Deadline: midnight, Sunday, March 5


Notification: Monday, March 27


Leaders-in-Training:

Application Deadline: midnight, Sunday April 30


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Frosh Trip Support Team & Command Center Teams

Once again it’s time to start thinking about our next great endeavor, FT 2017! OA runs the largest outdoor orientation program in the United States, and we need lots of people to make it happen. We hope you can be a part of Frosh Trip 2017. The Frosh Trip itself runs from Monday, September 4 – Friday, September 8. If you are accepted, you will need to arrive on Thursday, August 31 by 5PM (Support) OR Wednesday, August 30 by 5PM (Command Center) for pre-trip briefings and trainings.


Application Deadline: Sunday April 2nd
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