While many people think of OA as an outdoor program, its primary mission is developing student leaders. We celebrate OA's contribution to leadership with an annual panel at Reunions where alumni leaders from the program return to share how they continue to use the leadership skills they developed through OA. Join us for a panel that brings together experts on leadership from academics, business, government, the non-profit sector and current Outdoor Action student leaders to explore what makes leaders effective and how to enhance your own foundations of effective leadership.
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 from academics, business, government, the non-profit sector and current Outdoor Action student leaders to explore what makes leaders effective and how to enhance your own foundations of effective leadership.
Patagonia 8K explores the beautiful and rough landscapes of southern Chile and Argentina. Shot in 8K resolution on a medium format camera it's aimed to deliver the most realistic experience.
Shot in 6 weeks, travelling over 7500km from Santiago to Punta Arenas we captured roughly 100.000 still frames that combine into this timelapse video.
Outdoor Action alumni at the National Outdoor Leadership School 50th Anniversary in October 2015
Barb Cestero '88, Rick Rochelle '87, Trina Sorenson Peterson '86, Katie Baum Mettenbrink '01, Shannon Ginn Rochelle '87, Kate Gunness Williams '89, Ethan Meers '03
Leadership Starts Here
For the thousands of Princeton alumni who have had the privilege of serving as OA Leaders, the phrase "Leadership Starts Here" has a special meaning. So many alumni have told us how transformative that leadership experience has been and how they continue to use those leadership skills and lessons everyday in work and with family. We'd like to hear your story, so give us your OA Leadership Reflection below.
Three Core Questions to get you thinking are:
Director of Student Life Matt Frawley interviews OA Director Rick Curtis '79. Rick talks about the history of OA and how the program has grown to become Princeton's largest Leadership Training Program and the country's single largest outdoor orientation program.
Teaching environmental sustainability has always been a core principle of Outdoor Action. Thanks to the generous support of the Feather Foundation OA has been able to significantly enhance our sustainability education program.
Sample Annual Giving Online Form - indicate your gift or a portion of your gift is for Outdoor Action
This report was written on the twentieth anniversary of the Outdoor Action Program to identify the unique contributions Outdoor Action has made to Princeton University. The Outdoor Action Program has been an important program for building community at Princeton for the past twenty years. Outdoor Action activities serve as powerful group bonding experiences that help students develop new friendships, learn leadership skills, increase interpersonal skills, develop concern for the environment, and learn lifelong wilderness skills. The overall success of the program can be seen through the yearly increases in participation and evaluations and studies of participants and leaders. This report documents the history and growth of the program since its founding in 1974.