Outdoor Adventures

Upcoming Events

CANCELED - Communiversity Gardens Opening Day

Join us as we open the gardens for the 2020 season - our 6th growing season! We welcome volunteers as we clear away plant debris, prepare beds, and start to...

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...

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...

NIU Communiversity Gardens Tie-Dye Fundraiser

The NIU Communiversity Gardenswelcomes you to a tie-dye event to raise funds to support the garden operations. Help support the community engagement and...

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

Need an escape from your daily routine? This weekend is for you! Join us backpacking and exploring the Yellow River State Forest in Iowa. We will be spending...

Earth Day Restoration Project and Celebration / East Lagoon

Join NIU Outdoor Adventures to restore the East Lagoon and celebrate Earth Day. The sides of the Lagoon are falling in because there is no root system to...

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...

Learn How: Kayak Paddle Workshop/ East Lagoon

Learn to kayak on NIU’s East Lagoon. Each lesson lasts one hour. You may sign-up for more than one session. An adult must accompany children under 12. Meet...

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...

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...

 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...