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Outdoor Adventures offers fall semester fun

October 11, 2012

A photo of autumn leavesStudents with a love of the outdoors have several opportunities this fall, thanks to NIU’s Outdoor Adventures.

Special Points of Interest

The Thanksgiving Break Backpacking Trip to the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee is rapidly approaching. There will be a trip-planning meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Adventure Center located in the Student Recreation Center. The cost is $175 if you register by Friday, Nov. 2.

The registration deadline for the Saturday, Oct. 20, Rock Cut State Park Mountain Biking Trip is Friday, Oct. 12. Hurry and register online!

The Winter Break Backcountry Snowshoe/Snowboard Adventure to the Porcupine Mountains of northern Michigan, planned from Jan. 8 to Jan. 12, is filling rapidly. Space is extremely limited, so register today. The cost is $165 if you register early.

Registration information is available online. For more information, call (815) 753-9422 or email [email protected].

NIU Outdoor Adventures

Sea kayaks on the way

Outdoor Adventures recently ordered a new fleet of touring sea kayaks to add to our paddling fleet. Eight single sea kayaks made by Perception and Wilderness Systems, two of the industry’s leading manufacturers, were ordered. These boats will be ready to get wet this spring. A spring calendar of trips will be announced shortly. Stay tuned!

Devils Lake Camp and Climb Adventure

OA’s most recent trip to Baraboo, Wis., was a huge success. Participants and leaders alike basked in the beautiful fall scenery while pushing the limits on the gorgeous rock throughout the amazing park. All are in agreement to do this again soon.

Custom Adventures

Photo of a snowboarderOA proudly offers custom adventure trips, team building workshops, or a combination of both catered specifically to your wants and needs.

We specialize in providing crafted experiences focused on the desired outcomes for your student organization, campus department, office or community group.

Groups can choose from one or multiple options of the following; kayaking, canoeing, rafting, climbing, caving, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledding, mountain biking, camping, nature hikes, team building, moonlight adventures, zip-lining and more.

Don’t forget about Adventure Center rentals

  • Have a picnic and rent a 10×10 pop-up canopy tent, ice chests and water coolers.
  • Kick back with some partner yard games like bags, ladder golf or badminton.
  • Have a large group try arranging a game of flag football, volleyball or softball.
  • Take a camping trip at a nearby scenic state park; everything you need is included in a camping package.

For more information, call (815) 753-9422 or email [email protected].