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How to use a Compass

Learn how to navigate with a compass easily and efficiently with the Silva 1-2-3 system. This video teaches you how to use a compass with a map to get to your desired location with ease. You will be guided through this easy to follow 3 step program by expert orienteers from Silva.

Wilderness First Responder


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Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course

2019 Dates: Sun. 1/27 (1 p.m. - 6 p.m.), 1/28 - 2/2 (8 a.m. - 6 p.m.), Sun. 2/3 (8 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Location: Jadwin A06

Outdoor Action is offering a full Wilderness First Responder Course on campus during Intersession. WFR is heavily subsidized for OA Leaders! If you have completed leader training and led atleast 1 multi-day OA trip, the cost is only $75

Why Should You Take WFR?

  • You travel in the backcountry as a OA Leader

Leader Training Trip

Leading a group on a multi-day trip either in a base camp setting or a backcountry setting requires extensive training in outdoor camping skills, effective first aid, judgment and decision making, leadership and group facilitation. The final part of OA Leader Training is the Leader Training Trip (LTT), a 6-day trip which pulls together all of the skills you have been learning all semester.

Epinephrine Training

Understanding how to use epinephrine in the treatment of anaphylactic reactions due to insect bites or food allergies can be an immediate life-saving measure. Under the NJ Higher Education Epinephrine Emergency Treatment Act colleges in New Jersey are permitted to train students and others to provide epinephrine injections in the event of a life-threatening emergency. All OA Leaders are required to complete this training.

Leadership 101 & 102 Training

Developing effective Leadership and Group Facilitation skills are essential for all OA Leaders, and anyone serving in a leadership role. There are two workshops offered by OA which focus on Leadership Development. You will learn about your personal style of leadership and how to modify your leadership style to work with the specific needs of your group. You'll also learn important concepts like building an effective group contract, listening and debriefing skills as well as fun team building games and activities to help bring a group together.