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For over 25 years, Outdoor Adventures (OA) has been providing outdoor experiences to the Northern Illinois University community which includes students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

The vision of OA is to promote active and healthy lifestyles by providing equipment and leadership services for participants interested in outdoor activities.

The mission of OA is to provide members of the community with high-quality opportunities to participate in positive and educational outdoor activities.

We believe the outdoors has something to offer to everyone. We welcome you to visit our rental center, peruse our resources, and get involved.

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 
clagattolla@niu.edu or 815-753-9422

Student Managers                                                                                            
Kyle Anderson - Adventure Trips 
kanderson6@niu.edu or 815-753-9423                                                                                               

Taylor Hartman - Gear Rentals 
thartman3@niu.edu or 815-753-9423

Nathan Tripp - Team Building
ntripp1@niu.edu or 815-753-9422



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