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Utah rock formation
NIU’s Outdoor Adventures is capping off the school year by offering a trip westward to Utah and a visiting stop to Colorado. The trip takes place from Monday, May 14, through Friday, May 25. Colorado is known for its epic hiking and abundant mountain scenery. Many travelers speculate that late spring and early summer is the...
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NIU’s Outdoor Adventures has titled its Spring Break trips “Epic Adventures,” and for a good reason. Outdoor Adventures is headlining its Spring Break experiences with a sea kayaking and beach camping expedition along the shores of Cumberland Island in southeastern Georgia. This coastal concoction serves up white sand beaches, ruins, wild horses and a diverse array...
Outdoor Adventures
Over winter break, the Outdoor Adventures program trained four new trip leaders during a week-long backpacking trip in the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas. On this leadership training course, Tope Adesida (graduate student in information technology), Kyle Anderson (freshman psychology major), Tommy Hurrell (sophomore elementary education major) and Cam Needham (sophomore physical education major) hiked the Eagle...
Everyone knows that the recent warm spell won’t last. Winter is coming. So are the holidays. The time is now to start enjoying all the perks of a Campus Recreation membership at a discounted rate. Help prevent heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and other health issues through exercise. Improve your mood, relieve stress and have...
A city of tents. A raging bonfire. A lighted stage resonating with the sounds of live music. These are just a few of the things passersby might have noticed Sept. 23 had they wandered near the grassy field between the West Lagoon and Eco Woods. The source of this outdoor festivity? Outdoor Adventures’ first “Camp on...
Enjoy the “last weekend of summer” in the beautiful scenery on the shore of Lake Superior in northern Michigan. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore contains 42 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail, and travelers will hike approximately 15 miles of this gentle terrain. Sand and rock formations along the largest, coldest and most pristine...
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NIU’s Outdoor Adventures has two Wisconsin trips in the works this month. Register at the Outing Centre from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (815) 753-9422, e-mail [email protected] or stop during business hours by the Outing Centre, located inside of the Student Recreation Center. White-water Rafting Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April...
Photo of a woman cross-country skiing
Recreation Services will host free clinics on cross-country skiing from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, and Thursday, Feb. 10. Whether participants have never cross-country skied before or need to brush up, these clinics offer an introduction to this popular winter sport, help skiiers gear up and develop their skills and become active throughout the season. Come...
Photo of a forest
Love the outdoors and seeing new places? What could be better than taking a trip with Outdoor Adventures this Spring Break! Outdoor Adventures is traveling down to Georgia to spend the week volunteering in the Chattahoochee National Forest.
Photo of a snowboarder
NIU’s Outdoor Adventures will offer a ski-snowboard trip the weekend of Friday, Feb. 4, through Sunday, Feb. 6, to Devil’s Head Ski Resort. The trip departs at 4 p.m. Friday and returns by 4 p.m. Sunday.
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Ready for some Outdoor Adventures? The Outing Centre of Recreation Services is planning two events for Groundhog Day — Wednesday, Feb. 2 — including a sledding trip. First, a winter sports clinic is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Outing Centre. Come check out the great possibilities of winter, warm up with hot chocolate and...
Washing a car on NIU Cares Day
NIU is never short on volunteers or projects to keep them busy. Every spring and fall, hundreds of students donate time at animal shelters, community food pantries, nursing homes and schools, and this year should be no different. “Students who volunteer and expect nothing in return are hardcore volunteers,” said Becky Harlow, assistant director of Student...
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