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

Day Trips

Trip Planning Guide:

Bike Camp Free Hike Rock Snow Sport Volunteer Water  

Kish Bike and Rec Club Member Event - Paddle and Pedal 

Bike Water

For Kish Bike and Rec Club Members Only.  To find out how to become a member visit or contact Toney at

We will be exploring the Mississippi River via sea kayak, distance of about 11 miles launching from Marquette Park in Savanna to Thomson Causeway Park in Thomson. This will be a trip to remember on a beautiful stretch of a local river. The approximate paddle time will be 4 hours, with a 13-mile bike return (approx. 1.5 hour) to the starting location via the Great River Trail.

We will be meeting at the Adventure Center on Saturday, July 26 at 7:45 a.m. and will be returning at approximately 7:00 p.m. Outdoor Adventure programs travel in university mini-vans driven by trained employees. You are welcome to park in the Rec's main lot in any space other then the pay meter spots.

Included in the registration fee are leadership, transportation, and lunch. Bring your kayak gear (boat, paddle, and PFD). Kayaking equipment (kayak, paddle, skirt, dry bags) is available to rent for Non-NIU affiliated price of $21 ($14 NIU affiliated) and Trek mountain bikes for Non-NIU $12 ($8 for NIU) with a reservation at the Adventure Center.  Your gear will need to be reserved and fitted prior to departure. Please call 815-753-9422 M-F or email to reserve.  

Register Here 

Date(s) and time(s): Saturday, July 26 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Registration cost and deadline: KBRC Member $80 by July 20