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Adventure Trips

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 that is looking for an adventure see our custom trips page and tailor make an adventure suitable for your group. Join the Outdoor Adventures staff for an experience of a lifetime!

Fall 2012 Trip Schedule

Date(s) Activity or Trip Location Registration Deadline  Level Min-Max
11/27/12 Indoor Climbing Vertical Endeavors 11/26 1 5-12
1/8/13 - 1/12/13 Snowshoe/Snowboarding Porcupine Mountains, MI 1/3 1-2 4-6


Spring 2013 Trip Schedule

Date(s) Activity or Trip Location Registration Deadline  Level Min/Max
1/23/13 FREE - Winter Wonderland West Lagoon Free Event 1 N/A
1/29/13 Moonlight Cross Country Ski Afton Forest Preserve 1/25 1 6/12
2/8/13 Day Ski or Board Chestnut Mountain 2/6 1 6/12
2/13/13 FREE - Sledding  Russell Woods 2/11 1 6/12
2/17/13 Day Cross Country Ski Lowden Miller 2/14 1 6/12
2/25/13 Kayak Pool Workshop Gabel Hall Pool 2/22 1 3/6


Alternative Spring Break Memphis, TN 3/1 1 6/12
3/26/13 Evening Indoor Climbing Vertical Endeavors 3/25 1 5/12


Kayak Pool Workshop Gabel Hall Pool 3/27 1 3/6
4/6/13 FREE - Day Volunteer  Openlands Preserve 4/4 1 4/12
4/7/13 Day Caving Maquoketa Caves 4/4 1 6/12
4/13/13-4/14/13 Camp and Climb Devil's Lake, WI 4/10 1 6/10
4/19/13-4/20/13 Camp and Paddle Mississippi River 4/16 1 6/10
4/28/13 Day Paddle Kishwaukee River 4/25 1 6/10
5/3/13 Day Yoga Hike Castle Rock  5/1 1 5/12
5/13/13-5/24/13 End of Semester Backpacking  Grand Canyon, AZ 5/6 2 6/10


Fall 2013 Trip Schedule

Date(s) Activity or Trip Location Registration Deadline  Level Min-Max
8/3/13-8/9/13 Extended Kayaking Mississippi River 7/29 2 6/9
8/14/13-8/17/13 1st Year Multi-Sport Various Locations 8/5 1 6/10




Registration Information

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 earlybird discounts for participants who are willing to commit in advance.  View more information about each event, links for online registration, deadlines and pricing by clicking the name of the activity or trip.

Rating System

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.

Level 1 - Moderate physical conditioning is necessary, experience and technical knowledge is not required.
Level 2 – Average physical conditioning is necessary, some experience and technical knowledge is required.
Level 3 - Good physical conditioning is required, specific experience is required, and technical proficiency is highly recommended.
N/A – This activity requires low levels of physical conditioning and no specific experience is necessary, technical skills are not necessary.