Outdoor Action Program Outdoor Orientation Program Leader's Manual

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Rick Curtis
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Princeton University Outdoor Action Program

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 80 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 over 200 pages long and includes the following sections: 

  • Section 1: This Year’s Update    1-1
    • Welcome to Frosh Trip 2014 OA’s 41ST Trip!    1-1
    • How to Use Your Manual    1-2
    • Leader To-Do List    1-2
    • Meningitis Precautions    1-7
    • Food Packing List and Menu    1-9
    • Group and Personal Equipment List    1-12
    • Return Instructions    1-16
    • Single Stream Recycling    1-18
  • Section 2: Outdoor Action History and Mission/Goals    2-20
    • History    2-20
    • Outdoor Action Mission Statement    2-21
    • Goals    2-22
  • Section 3: Risk Management    3-1
    • How Accidents Happen    3-1
  • Section 4: General Outdoor Action Protocols    4-1
    • What Are Protocols?    4-1
    • Protocols List    4-3
    • Alcohol and Drug Protocols    4-3
    • Animal Encounter Guidelines (bear, snake, other)    4-3
    • Bear Bagging Protocol    4-6
    • Cell and Satellite Phone Protocol, Guidelines, and Call-In Procedure    4-6
    • Call-In Procedure    4-6
    • Camping Protocol    4-7
    • Confidentiality Protocol    4-7
    • DEET Protocol and Guidelines    4-7
    • Diving Protocol    4-7
    • Driving Protocol    4-7
    • Phone Use in a Vehicle    4-8
    • Equipment Return Protocol    4-8
    • Evacuation Protocols    4-8
    • Group-Related Protocols    4-8
    • Hand Washing Protocol    4-9
    • Lightning Protocol    4-9
    • LNT Protocol    4-9
    • Medical Protocols    4-10
    • Respect Protocol    4-10
    • River Crossing Protocol    4-10
    • Road Crossing Protocol    4-12
    • Solo Time Protocols    4-14
    • Stove Use Protocol    4-15
    • Swimming Protocols    4-15
    • Tick Check Protocol    4-16
    • Tobacco Protocols    4-17
    • Walk Out Protocol    4-17
    • Waste Management Protocols    4-17
    • Water Purification Protocol    4-18
    • Weather Radio Protocol    4-18
  • Section 5: Emergency Procedures    5-1
    • When to Evacuate    5-3
    • Evacuation Methods    5-4
    • Mandatory Evacuations    5-9
    • Incident Reporting    5-10
    • Reportable Incidents    5-10
    • Staying Found    5-14
    • Lost Persons    5-15
    • Extreme Weather    5-19
    • Severe Storm Evacuation    5-20
    • Floods    5-20
  • Section 6: Before the Trip    6-1
    • Co-Leader Chemistry    6-1
    • Routes + Rendezvous    6-3
    • Time/distance calculations    6-6
    • Meeting Your Frosh    6-8
    • Full Value Contract    6-9
    • Challenge by Choice    6-10
  • Section 7: Trip Guide/On the Trail    7-1
    • On the trail    7-1
    • Backpacking Teaching Plan    7-2
    • Packing, Fitting, and Repairing a Pack    7-3
    • Leave No Trace    7-6
    • On the Trail/Travel Techniques    7-8
    • Maps and Map Reading    7-9
    • Wilderness Navigation    7-11
    • Weather    7-12
    • How to Use the Weather Radio    7-14
    • Water Treatment    7-16
    • At Camp    7-21
    • Camp Setup    7-21
    • Knots    7-23
    • Stoves and Cooking    7-23
    • Stove Use Protocol    7-23
    • Stoves Use, Safety, and Repair    7-25
    • Cooking    7-31
    • Group Hygiene    7-32
    • Bear Bagging    7-34
    • Waste    7-35
  • Section 8: Cooking and Recipes    8-1
    • Dietary Restrictions on Outdoor Action    8-2
    • Frosh Trip Recipes    8-6
    • Specialty Food Recipes    8-8
  • Section 9: Leadership and Orientation    9-1
    • Leadership Theory    9-2
    • Stages of Group Development    9-4
    • Processing the Trip Guidelines for Briefing and Debriefing    9-5
    • Strongly Recommended Simple Debriefs    9-8
  • Section 10: Beyond the Trip    10-1
    • Alcohol at Princeton    10-1
    • Outdoor Action’s Alcohol Message    10-1
    • Alcohol Survey    10-2
    • Princeton Resources    10-3
    • Eating Disorders at Princeton    10-4
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resources.    10-5
    • Sexual Harassment    10-6
    • Other Resources    10-7
    • The Writing Center    10-7
    • Religious Life    10-7
  • Section 11: Outdoor Action Song Guide    11-1
  • Section 12: Outdoor Action Games Guide    12-1
    • Games    12-2
    • Brain Teasers    12-11
  • Section 13: Medical Protocols and Wilderness First Aid    13-1
    • The Wilderness  Context    13-3
    • Scene Size-Up and Universal Precautions    13-4
    • ABDOMINAL EMERGENCIES    13-6
    • ALLERGIC REACTIONS AND EPINEPHRINE    13-7
    • ASTHMA    13-9
    • BLISTERS    13-10
    • BURNS    13-11
    • CARDIAC ARREST    13-12
    • DIABETIC EMERGENCIES    13-13
    • ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES    13-14
    • Bites    13-14
    • Hyperthermia    13-16
    • Hypothermia    13-17
    • Ticks & Lyme Disease    13-19
    • LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS / UNRESPONSIVE PATIENT    13-20
    • MUSCULOSKELETAL INJURIES    13-21
    • Dislocations    13-22
    • SPINAL INJURY    13-23
    • SPINE STABLE MOVES    13-24
    • TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY    13-26
    • VOMITING AND NAUSEA    13-27
    • WOUNDS AND BLEEDING    13-27
    • Tourniquets    13-28
    • EATING CONCERNS    13-29
    • Medications    13-32
    • Medication Refusal Protocol    13-33

 

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