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Brochures and pamphlets hang on a wall inside NIUs Outdoor Adventures office. Outdoor Adventures offers a variety of activities and resources that can meet any free-spirited student. (Sofia Didenko)

Adventure together with Outdoor Adventures

By Sofia Didenko, Lifestyle Writer | February 6, 2024

Whether seeking a group bonding activity, a new way to exercise or an affordable option for gear rental, NIU Outdoor Adventures is a haven for anyone in search of community, adventure, physical activity and budget-friendly gear rental.  Located within...

Outdoor Adventures is hosting a Moonlight Kayak Paddle.

Outdoor Adventures to host Moonlight Kayak Paddle

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | September 7, 2022

DeKALB-- Outdoor Adventures is hosting Moonlight Kayak Paddle. If you love adventuring outdoors at night this will be the perfect thing for you and your friends to do.  It will be a guided moonlight kayak paddle on the East Lagoon. You will need to...

Outdoor Adventures to host kayaking event

By Jordan Radloff | October 28, 2019

The Department of Recreation and Wellness is promoting a kayaking excursion on the Rock River Saturday Nov. 2 through their Outdoor Adventures program. The event is hosted by the Sycamore Park District and will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. according...

Corina Salinas, junior athletic training major, boards her kayak and lets instructors launch her into the water to begin the kayak pool workshop.

Students attempt kayaking

March 23, 2017

Corina Salinas, junior athletic training major, boards her kayak and lets instructors launch her into the water to begin the kayak pool workshop.

Snowboarding trip to teach beginners

By Northern Star staff | February 1, 2017

LANARK - Students can learn to snowboard at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 11 at Lake Carroll Ski Hill in Lanark, IL. Outdoor Adventure trip leaders will provide instruction on snowboarding. Snacks, hot cocoa, instruction, equipment and transportation will be...

Weekend Guide: April 30

By Northern Star staff | April 30, 2015

There’s still time to enjoy some local events before the summer farewells begin.TodayBlack Theater Workshop will hold its spring showcase tonight. Acts will include singers, dancers, actors and spoken word artists. The show begins 6 p.m. in Gabel Hall,...

Weekend Guide: March 19

By Northern Star staff | March 19, 2015

The first week back from break is usually exhausting.Unwind this weekend with some local events and activities:TodayTake advantage of the (somewhat) higher temperatures this week and join Outdoor Adventures for a free hour-long bike ride.Bring friends...

Outdoor Adventures holds kayaking clinic

By Northern Star staff | February 17, 2015

Outdoor Adventures will hold a kayaking clinic 6:30-8:30 p.m. today and Monday at the Gabel Hall pool.This free event is for those who want to join Outdoor Adventures on kayak trips but do not know how to kayak, said trip leader Kyle Anderson. The meeting...

Weekend Guide: Feb. 12

By Northern Star staff | February 12, 2015

Unlike, the world doesn’t revolve around Valentine’s Day. Here are some weekend events that have nothing to do with pink or heart-shaped treats:TodayThe University Honors Program is hosting an open mic night where students will perform...

Students put on snowshoes during Outdoor Adventure Center event

By Brandon Semel | February 4, 2015

Kamila Krupiarz, junior mechanical engineering major, co-led the Adventure Center's Moonlight Snowshoe event in Afton Forest Preserve Tuesday night.

Tommy Hurell, Outdoor Adventures Trip Leader paddles the Mississippi River on Sunday.

Outdoor Adventures winter events guide

By Northern Star staff | January 13, 2015

Outdoor Adventures is hosting a variety of winter events for students, faculty and staff.Eagle Festival9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24: the group will be spending the day at Starved Rock State Park for the Outdoor Adventures Eagle Festival.The day will be spent...

Outdoor Adventures: Devils Lake State Park

Outdoor Adventures: Devil’s Lake State Park

By Gavin Weaver | September 21, 2014

Darren Jeanis, of Cortland, climbs the Horse, a rock climbing route at Devil’s Lake State Park in Wisconsin on Saturday.