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OA Wintersession Schedule- January 2022

Wintersession is a 2-week experience each January that brings together the entire campus community-- students, faculty, and staff. Throughout Wintersession, Outdoor Action will be offering a variety of different trips, activities, and trainings. Registration for all events will be on the Wintersession page of November 1 through November 19.


Leader Training Trips will be the second week of Wintersession (Sunday, January 16th through Saturday, January 22nd). You should plan to be available for pre-trip packing & preparations beginning at noon on Saturday, January 15th. Wintersession LTTs are aimed at individuals who have already begun OA Leader Training; registration will happen in mid-November directly with Outdoor Action (not through Wintersession). 

All events marked ** are core components of the OA Leader Training Program. 

Monday, January 10

  • *Leadership 101 Workshop*

Tuesday, January 11

  • *Leadership 102 Workshop *
  • Winter Hike in the Sourlands

Wednesday, January 12

  • *Outdoor Technical Skills (attend one)*
  • Rock Climbing 101-- Part 1 of 2 (attend both)

Thursday, January 13

  • *Outdoor Technical Skills (attend one)*

Friday, January 14

  • Rock Climbing 101-- Part 2 of 2 (attend both)



Monday, January 17

  • *Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Part 1 (attend both)*
  • Animal Tracking in the Institute Woods

Tuesday, January 18

  • *Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Part 2 (attend both)*
  • Backpacking 101: learning to plan an adventure
  • Learning the Kayak Roll-- Part 1 of 3 (attend all)

Wednesday, January 19

  • *Managing Safety in the Outdoors (attend one)*
  • *Adult CPR*
  • Winter Hike in Valley Forge
  • Learning the Kayak Roll-- Part 2 of 3 (attend all)

Thursday, January 20

  • *Managing Safety in the Outdoors (attend one)*
  • *Adult CPR*
  • Winter Hike in Harriman State Park
  • Learning the Kayak Roll-- Part 3 of 3 (attend all)

Friday, January 21

  • Winter Hike in the Palisades