Sunday February 01, 2015

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Fall Break Trips with OA

(sign-up deadline Friday, Oct. 14) Sign up at the OA TripStore.

Fall Colors Backpacking Trip
Mon. Mon. 10/29 - Thurs. 11/1

Looking for the perfect way to spend your fall break? Sign up for this 4 day backpacking trip to the Delaware Water Gap (about an hour and a half from Princeton)! We want to get off campus while staying close enough to see some of beautiful New Jersey outside of our orange bubble. This trip is open to any level of experience, and the route along the Appalachian Trail that we will be taking is of moderate difficulty. Fee: $95 students, $150 faculty/staff. Equipment, transportation, food provided by OA.

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Coursefirst aid photo

Times/Dates: Sun. 1/27/2013 - Sun. 2/3/2013
1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, 1/27/13
8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday, 1/28 – Saturday, 2/2
8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Sunday, 2/3

Why Should You Take WFR?
  • If you conduct field research, travel internationally, are interested in the medical or healthcare fields, or work outdoors this course will prepare you for emergency situations
  • You will develop professional level first aid skills
  • This is the ONLY TIME this year that WFR will be offered on campus
  • After completing WFR you can apply to teach HEART Wilderness First Aid for Outdoor Action and may be eligible to be a paid first-aider for some club sports team events
  • If you are interested in becoming an OA Leader this course fulfills both the first aid and CPR requirements

This 70-hour advanced first aid course, taught by experts from Wilderness Medical Associates, emphasizes the wilderness context- remote locations, severe environments and simple improvised equipment. The course will cover patient examination and evaluation, body systems and anatomy, trauma care, environmental emergencies, splints, wilderness rescue, and backcountry medicine. This course includes morning lectures and afternoon skills practice including simulated rescues, daily quizzes, and a final exam. Be prepared for awesome outdoor first aid simulations! People who successfully complete this course receive a three-year certification and are eligible to teach wilderness first aid on campus. Fee: to be posted University members can register at the OA TripStore.

Members of the general public are welcome to register after December 9 (if spots are open) by contacting the OA office at 609-258-6230 or email: The cancellation policy is: Your registration will be reserved when we receive the required course paperwork, no later than December 21. If you must cancel your participation, a full refund is available if and only if Outdoor Action receives written or person-to-person notification by Dec. 21 (oa@Princeton.EDU). If you cancel between Dec. 22 – Jan. 13, you will be charged half or the course fee.
Cancellation after Jan. 13 warrants no refund.


WFR course documents (pdf files) for registered participants

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Interested in learning to Rock Climb or expanding climbing skills you already have? Visit the OA Climbing page for open hours, semester passes, location of the new Wall, classes, field trips and more information!



OA Trip Resources

Outdoor Action offers a range of trips and training activities throughout the academic year open to students, graduate students, faculty & staff. For information on specific types of activities, look at the current OA Newsletter, go to the OA TripStore to see the current offerings, or check out these sections of the OA Web site.

How to Sign-up

To sign up for any Outdoor Action activity you can go to the OA TripStore. The TripStore has a list of all current OA trips, trainings and activities which you can also find in the latest OA Newsletter or check out Upcoming Break Trips.

What Happens Next

Once you have signed up for a trip, you will be contacted by the trip leaders with more details. On multi-day trips there will always be a group meeting before the trip. Some day trips will also meet ahead of time. You will need to fill out a trip application form and a medical history form. You may also want to check out the equipment you will need for the trip and see what items OA can provide. The OA Equipment Page has sample equipment lists for different types of trips. 

Other Trip Resources