Outdoor Adventure trips aim to provide a variety of enjoyable and affordable positive experiences from clinics to lengthy expeditions. Trips are designed to be fun, yet educational, and allow individuals and groups to learn the skills necessary to enjoy the outdoors. Our trips promote responsible stewardship of the environment and natural resources. If you have a group of friends or organization looking for an adventure, see our custom trips tab and we can tailor-make an adventure suitable for your group. Join the Outdoor Adventures staff for an experience of a lifetime!
|Date(s)||Activity or Trip||Location|
|Weds, 3/21 - Weds, 5/2||Weekly Bike Ride||Meet at Adventure Center|
|Fri, 4/13 -
|Horse Trail Camp||Shawnee Forest, So. IL|
|Sat, 4/21||Kayaking||Chicago River|
|Sun, 4/22||Thank the Earth Day Party||NIU's West Lagoon|
|Sat, 4/28||Day Hike||Starved Rock & Matthiessen|
|Sun, 4/29||Paddle and Pedal||Fox River|
|Fri, 5/4||Outdoor Climbing||Mississippi Palisades|
|Mon, 5/14 - Sun, 5/20||Hike & Camp||Great Smoky National Park, TN/NC|
|Sat, 8/11 -
|Backpacking||Wind River Range, WY|
Sign up early for any of our scheduled trips and save money. To help plan our trips, we like to know you are coming. We offer early bird discounts for participants who are willing to commit in advance. Get more information about registration and cancellation policies.
The 3-tiered rating system is to help ensure safety on trips by assisting participants to decide if they are ready and capable for specific trips. The following are general descriptions of the 3 levels and may be applied differently depending on the activities and trips.
Participants should be in good health and comfortable walking or participating in light activity for up to several hours.
Participants should be physically fit and prepared for multiple hours of moderate activity (e.g. hiking, kayaking, biking) a day.
Designed for experienced active participants in excellent physical condition and includes full-day activity.
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