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OA 40th Anniversary: State of the Program Report


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During its forty-year history Outdoor Action (OA) has achieved incredible success. It has transformed the orientation process for incoming students at Princeton. In addition, OA has built a unique learning laboratory where students have the opportunity to practice real leadership in service to others. OA Leaders are some of Princeton’s most successful and influential leaders across the campus. The overall Outdoor Action Program is also one of Princeton’s greatest untapped resources. Expanding the program is clearly one of the best investments Princeton can make in student leadership development over the next decade.

Josh Miner '43 Experiential Education Award

The Josh Miner '43 Experiential Education Award was initiated by the Executive Committee of the Friends of Outdoor Action in 1995. The award is named in honor of Josh Miner of the Princeton Class of 1943. As a founding trustee of Outward Bound, Josh Miner was instrumental in bringing the philosophy of Kurt Hahn to the U.S. and in establishing the first U.S. Outward Bound Schools. In celebration of Josh Miner's significant influence on the development of experiential education in the U.S.A., the Miner Award is presented to a graduate of Princeton University who has provided outstanding leadership in the fields of experiential or outdoor education.