Adventure Trips

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Adventure Center 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

* The Adventure Center is closed during University closures and closures of the Student Recreation Center

Contact Information

The Adventure Center

Assistant Director
Christine Lagattolla

Student Managers
Kyle Anderson - Adventure Trips

Taylor Hartman - Gear Rentals

Nathan Tripp - Team Building

Weekend Trips

Trip Planning Guide:

Bike Camp Free Hike Rock Snow Sports Volunteer Water 

Camp and Climb at Devil's Lake State Park in Baraboo, WI

One of our most popular trips! Camp, climb, and hike Wisconsin’s finest state parks.  Join us as we travel to Devil’s Lake near the Wisconsin Dells for a weekend chock full of activity as well as relaxation.  Imagine a massive all natural lake surrounded by monolithic cliffs of heights up to 400 feet…breathtaking! Devil’s Lake is known for its towering quartzite cliffs, awesome top roping, and excellent hiking trails.  All climbers from beginner to experienced are welcome. Our trained and experienced trip leaders will lead you through ground school where you will learn important knots and safety protocol before climbing. We will depart early Saturday morning and spend the day hiking  and climbing while taking in scenic lake views from the top of incredible climbs. The weekend includes options to climb, swim, hike, or hang out. Included in the registration fees are leadership, transportation, equipment (rock climbing and camping), all meals, and park permits.

NIU Students Register Here
Faculty, Staff and Community Register Here 

Date(s) and Time(s): 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12 - 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 13
Early registration cost and deadline: NIU Student $100 / Faculty, Staff and Community $125 EXTENDED to April 4
Regular registration cost and deadline: NIU Student $125 / Faculty, Staff and Communityy $150 by April 10

Pre-trip meeting:  Tuesday, April 8 at 9:00 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center Meeting Room

“This trip enhanced college experience by revitalizing the belief that college does not have to be all about studying and class. There are opportunities to learn real life team-building skills through programs like outdoor adventure. I learned so much new technical information about climber safety with an enjoyable group. Great trip!” Camp and Climb Trip Participant