Outdoor Adventures: Campfire Series

Join NIU Outdoor Adventures for a Friday night campfire at the West Lagoon! A campfire is a favorite symbolic element of the outdoor adventure experience and represents the bond between campers and nature. The goal of our campfire night is to evoke feelings of togetherness and promote a relaxing atmosphere of being together and uniting as fellow Huskies.   

We invite you to venture out to the West Lagoon to meet new friends or come with some of your favorites — either way, all are welcome. A relaxed program with music, trivia, swag prizes and hot drinks will be provided. Additionally, we're offering a series with different educational activities to accompany each of the scheduled campfires.  

Campfire #1: Desserts 

Stop by and enjoy the campfire while learning how to make some tasty treats over the campfire. No registration required. 

Date and Time(s): Friday, Sept. 10, 8 to 10 p.m. 

Campfire #2: Stargazing 

Staff will provide and guide you on how to use a planisphere or star chart to locate visible planets and constellations. Look forward to learning interesting stories and facts about the night sky and enjoying a campfire. No registration required. 

Date and Time(s): Friday, Oct. 1, 8 to 10 p.m. 

Campfire #3: Meal Prep 

Stop by and enjoy the campfire while learning how to prepare delicious and easy meals over a campfire. No registration required. 

Date and Time(s): Fri, Oct. 22, 8 to 10 p.m. 

Campfire #4: Night Hike 

Guided by the moonlight, explore the nighttime woods and learn about nocturnal critters. Enjoy a campfire and hot cocoa after the hike. No registration required. 

Date and Time(s): Fri, Nov. 12, 8 to 10 p.m. 

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Friday, November 12, 2021 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

West Lagoon

Event Type

Sports and Recreation, Watch, Student Clubs and Organizations, Campus Life


Health and Wellness

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Free! Series, Learn How Series, Family Weekend, family weekend featured



Outdoor Adventures
Center for Black Studies, NIU Recreation


Contact Name

Christine Lagattolla

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