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Trail Maintenance with FOPOS

Fopos March 2015

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Interested in hiking local Princeton trails and giving back to the Princeton outdoors community? Join OA for a nature hike and trail maintenance project!

We partner up with FOPOS (Friends of Princeton Open Spaces) to tackle a section of trail in full-force.  Typical projects include movingstones, leveling sections, clearing vegetation, and lining paths.  You'll also learn about wildlife and invasive species along the way!

Be sure to bring shoes you are comfortable hiking and working in!

The gift of climbing is through movement not sound: improving communication with deaf climbers

When Suzi Rees lost her hearing six years ago, she became curious to explore how she could adapt communication methods used in rock climbing and find new ways of working with her climbing partner that made their lives easier. Here, she shares her tips for communicating with deaf climbers and what the future looks like for deaf climbing.

Peak Potential Princeton

Peak Potential is all about helping kids achieve more than they thought was possible. Using the OA Climbing Wall and a team approach volunteers help children with disabilities reach new heights (literally). All children require a belayer and many also require a climber with an additional belayer. The climber encourages the child and may help her place hands and feet on holds as they climb. OA is looking for students who would be interested in working with children at the Wall on a weekly basis throughout the semester. No previous climbing experience is required, although you will need to go through a belay training and orientation in order to work with children with disabilities.

Community Service

OA Leaders volunteer their time to help incoming freshmen learn about Princeton, to teach other Princeton students leadership skills and reach out to the surrounding community utilizing their special skills to help others. Through ourt programs such as Peak Potential at the OA Climbing Wall which providews indoor rock climbing for children with disabilities to our Leave No Trace Pogram that teaches sustainable outdoor skills to local school children, OA provides students with the opportunity to use leadership in service.