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Leader Trainer Applications are due Wednesday, March 23 by 5:00 PM

For details about the requirements and application process go to http://www.princeton.edu/~oa/leaders/ldrtrnr.shtml. The Word application is available at (http://www.princeton.edu/~oa/leaders/appldrtrainer.doc), Email your completed application to oa@princeton.edu

Braveheart Says Apply Now for Frosh Trip 2005!

It's that time again. In order to apply you need to go to the Frosh Trip Newsletter page and read the detailed information on dates and how to apply. Also there is a required Frosh Trip Leaders meeting for all leaders applying for Frosh Trip 2005 on Wednesday, April 6 at 9:30 p.m. in Frist 302. As a special treat we'll be showing the trailers of the Banff Film Festival. If you are still in the process of completing leader training go ahead and apply for Frosh Trip online. For details and to apply online go to https://oa2.princeton.edu/applications/default.asp.

Reunions Jobs

Once again OA is offering jobs during Reunions. We have two basic goals, getting ready for Frosh Trip and offering programs for alumni and their families. On Thursday we will spend the day working in the Equipment Room getting ready for Frosh Trip. On Friday and Saturday we will be running the Climbing Wall, canoeing on Lake Carnegie and kayaking on Lake Carnegie for alumni and their families. We are particularly interested in people who are belay certified to work at the Climbing Wall and people with canoeing or kayaking experience. It's a great way to help out OA, have fun, and get paid for it! You must be an authorized mini-van driver in order to work Reunions. If you are not yet van certified, go to the Public Safety Web Site (http://web.princeton.edu/sites/publicsafety/FleetSafety.htm). Special consideration is given to people with rock climbing, canoeing or kayaking experience. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. Apply now at https://oa2.princeton.edu/applications/reunions/default.asp.

  • Thursday - 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM in the Equipment Room
  • Friday - 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM doing activities for alumni
  • Saturday - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM doing activities for alumni

Banff Film Festival - Friday, April 22, 7-11:00 PM, McCosh 10

This is one of the best outdoor film festivals. We'll be doing a special screening of this year's movie trailers at the Frosh Trip Leaders Meeting on Wednesday, April 6 at 9:30 p.m. For twenty nine years, The Banff Mountain Film Festival has celebrated the spirit of adventure and the mountain environment. Each November, the world’s best films on mountain themes from climbing and mountaineering to kayaking, mountain biking, parasailing and mountain culture, draw an international audience to the town of Banff, Canada. The festival now attracts audiences of 10,000 with over 300 films submitted from 38 countries. Following the festival, the best films are sent on tour across North American. Outdoor Action and Blue Ridge Mountain Sports are proud to sponsor this year’s festival at Princeton University. Tickets will be on sale at the Frist and Richardson Ticket Offices starting on Monday, March 21. Ticket prices are: Students $8, Faculty/Staff $10, General Public $10. You may also purchase tickets on-line at: http://www.princeton.edu/utickets
Date: Friday, April 22, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Location: McCosh 10

Rock Climbing - Leaders get a head start signing up

Introduction to Rock Climbing Course

If you are interested in learning to rock climb, this 3-week course will teach you all the essential techniques of climbing, including tying in, belaying and specific climbing techniques like weight shifting, stemming, and laybacks. The course will meet at OA’s indoor Climbing Wall in the Armory. There will be a field trip to a local rock climbing area at the end of the course. Fee: Students $70, OA Leaders $40!
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8 - 10 p.m.
Dates: 3/29, 3/31, 4/5, 4/7, 4/12, 4/14
Outdoor Field Trip: Sat. 4/16, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Top Rope Climbing Course

To climb real rock cliffs requires mastering basic rope setup techniques to allow you to climb safely. The course will focus on learning to set up safe systems for top rope climbing in the outdoors including how to set up rope anchors, climbing knots and rope technique, site management, and safety. There will also be two field classes to local climbing areas to practice setting up top rope climbs. Participants should have completed the Introduction to Rock Climbing Course or be belay certified at the OA Climbing Wall. Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Dates: 4/4, 4/6, 4/11, 4/13, 4/18, 4/20, with day trips on Sunday, 4/17 and Sunday, 4/24.
Location: OA Climbing Wall at the Armory
Course fee: Students $70, Leaders $40!

Time to Renew CPR

If you are planning on leading a Frosh Trip now is a good time to renew your CPR. Sign up at the OA TripStore - https://oa2.princeton.edu/tripstore. For people who are WFR's or EMT's or Lifeguards we are also offering a BLS Healthcare Provider course.

  • Heartsaver CPR: Tuesday, 4/5, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. or
  • Heartsaver CPR: Wednesday, 4/13, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. or
  • BLS Healthcare Provider: Saturday, 4/16, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Heartsaver CPR: Monday, 4/18, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. or
  • Heartsaver CPR: Wednesday, 5/4, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m

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