Outdoor Adventures

Upcoming Events

FREE! S’mores Open House / Adventure Center

Stop by the Adventure Center inside of the Rec and find out what Outdoor Adventures has to offer! Hint: It is A LOT! Enjoy a fresh s’more on a campfire, take...

FREE! Weekly Wednesday Crate Climb / Student Recreation Center

Free! Weekly Wednesday Crate Climb at the Student Recreation Center / DeKalb, IL Bring your friends, club, or organization, and get competitive! Stop by...

Learn How: Snowboard / Lake Carroll Ski Hill

Unfortunately this trip is canceled due to the location not opening the ski hill this year. College is the time to try new things, and there is no time like...

Swap Dont Shop

Are you on a budget? Need new clothes? Looking to clean out your closet? This event gives you the opportunity to get clothes FOR FREE! All we ask is that...

Learn How: Snowboard Clinics / Sycamore Sled Hill

Learn How: Snowboard Clincis for Ages 3+ / Sycamore Park District Sled Hill, Sycamore, IL Learning a new sport is intimidating. We provide a gentle...

Full Moon Night Hike / Sycamore Forest Preserve

Guided by the moonlight, explore the nighttime woods and learn about nocturnal critters and enjoy other educational activities during this free event. Meet...

FREE! Winter Wonderland / Adventure Center and East Lagoon

Kick off the winter season! Enjoy a fun evening out ice skating with your friends or skip the gym and step in some cross-country skis for a good ol'...

Learn How: Standup Paddleboard Yoga Workshop

Experience standup paddleboarding and practice yoga in the pool. SUP is a growing activity that is challenging but tons of fun! Registration includes all...

Snowboard/Ski Trip / Chestnut Mountain

Head out to shred on the area’s local “mountain’’ where some fellowship and gnarr await you! Sign up soon as this trip will fill quickly! The resort produces...

Learn How: Intermediate SUP Yoga Workshop

Learn How: Intermediate SUP Yoga Workshop at Huntley Middle School / DeKalb, IL Have you attended our SUP workshop? Do you already have paddleboard...

   Indoor Climbing / Vertical Endeavors

Beat the winter blues and take a break from studying! Join us for a day trip to Vertical Endeavors, our local cutting edge climbing facility where people of...

Day Hike / Starved Rock State Park

Spend the day hiking through Starved Rock, one of Illinois' best-known state parks. Explore canyons, waterfalls, miles of scenic trails along the Illinois...

Surfing in Lake Michigan

Learn How: Surf the Lake / Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, WI Surfing in the Midwest? Why not. Over the past three years, UW-Milwaukee has been fine-tuning a...

FREE! Nature Series: Health Benefits of Getting Outside

Learn what nature can do for you! Spending time in nature enhances your health and wellbeing. Explore the benefits of getting outside for you and your...

Learn How: Backpack / Yellow River, IA

There is more to life than material goods. Backpacking is hiking and camping with only a backpack on your back full of everything you need to survive in...

Celebrate Earth Day / East Lagoon

Join NIU Outdoor Adventures to restore the East Lagoon and celebrate Earth Day. More details to come! If you have a group that would like to participate...

Down & Dirty Caving / Maquoketa Caves State Park

Let’s get down and dirty! Explore the caves on your hands and knees in the Raccoon Creek Valley of Iowa located two hours west of DeKalb. Beyond the...

FREE! Learn to Paddle Clinic / East Lagoon

Learn to kayak on NIU’s East Lagoon. Each lesson lasts one hour. During sign-up, please select your choice of lesson time. You may choose more than one. An...

Kayak Chicago / Chicago River

Paddling on the scenic Chicago River is a whole new way to experience the fantastic architecture of downtown Chi-Town! The paddle is three miles each way...

 Rock Climbing / Mississippi Palisades State Park

Climbing? Climb on! Head west until you reach the big ‘ol Miss and spend the day outdoor rock climbing with Outdoor Adventures along its beautiful bluffs....

Utah Canyon Adventure / Utah National Parks

Explore the immersive environment of the desert at Canyonlands National Park! Canyonlands National Park preserves 337,598 acres of colorful canyons, mesas,...

Tour of the Tetons / Grand Teton National Park, WY

Looking for an epic summer adventure where you can get to know your fellow Huskies and make amazing memories? End your summer right and escape into the...