Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

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For over 30 years, Outdoor Adventures (OA) has been providing outdoor experiences to the NIU community which includes students, faculty, staff and the general public.

We provide a year-round program of scheduled trips and events, rental center, and available by request for services including custom trips and team building events. 

Upcoming Events

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Travel with us to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park this summer. We will make a few other stops at some awesome places like Badlands National Park...

6/24
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Let’s get down and dirty! Explore the caves and enjoy the wonders of the park located in the Raccoon Creek Valley of Iowa, two hours west of Sycamore. Beyond...

6/25, 8 AM
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The NIU Communiversity Gardens have been hard at work planning for the 2022 season. We welcome students, faculty, staff and community members to volunteer...

6/28, 4 PM
paddlers on the lagoon

We're offering our on-site, hourly rentals at the East Lagoon on Wednesdays through the summer. It's an easy process — just sign up for a rental time...

6/29, 4 PM
image of hands in gloves pulling weeds with text "volunteer days Tues & Thurs 4-6pm 5/31-8/4"

The NIU Communiversity Gardens have been hard at work planning for the 2022 season. We welcome students, faculty, staff and community members to volunteer...

6/30, 4 PM

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