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Outdoor Action Program Outdoor Orientation Program Leader's Manual

Outdoor Action Program Outdoor Orientation Program Leader's Manual

The Princeton University Outdoor Action Program is one of the best known college outdoor orientation programs. Each year we send out over 700 incoming freshmen students on over 90 six-day outdoor trips. We are sharing our Outdoor Orientation Program Leader's Manual in hopes that other program will benefit. The Leader's Manual is 173 pages long and includes the following sections: 

  • Section 1: ROUTES AND LOGISTICS
    • Leader To-Do List
    • Routes
    • Calling Command Center
    • Return Instructions
  • Section 2: FOOD
    • Food Packing List
    • Frosh Trip Menu
    • Frosh Trip Recipes
    • Dietary Restrictions on OA
    • Kosher/Halal Food Pack List
    • Peanut Free Food Pack List
  • Section 3: EQUIPMENT
    • OA General Group Equipment List
    • Specialty Trips
    • OA First Aid Kit List
    • Stoves: Instructions, Safety, and Repair
  • Section 4: BACKPACKING GUIDE FOR FROSH TRIP
    • Backpacking Teaching Plan for Frosh Trip
    • Summary of Leader Skills from LTT
  • Section 5:OA PROTOCOLS
    • Outdoor Action Protocols
    • Equipment Protocols
    • Special Terrain Protocols
    • Insect and Animal Protocols
    • Group & Personnel Protocols
    • LNT and Hygiene Protocols
    • Waste Management Protocol
  • Section 6: MEDICAL PROTOCOLS
    • Universal Precautions
    • H1N1/Swine Flu
    • Cardiac Arrest
    • Spinal Injury
    • Wound Care
    • Burns
    • Dislocations
    • Severe Asthma
    • Heat Challenge and Fluid Balance
    • Hypothermia
    • Medications
  • Section 7: EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
    • Thinking about Emergencies
    • Incident Reporting
    • Evacuation Protocols
    • Lost Persons
    • Extreme Weather
  • Section 8: LEADERSHIP AND ORIENTATION
    • Processing the Trip
    • Effective Leadership
    • Guidelines for Debriefing
  • Section 9: SONGS
    • The Official OA Song Guide
  • Section 10: GAMES
    • The OA Group Games Guide

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  • re: Outdoor Action Program Outdoor Orientation Program Leader's Manual

    there is no file to download :(

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