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

Trip and Team Manager
Melissa Anderson

Rentals Student Manager
Tyler Pellegrini

Extended Trips

Trip Planning Guide:

Bike Camp Free Hike Rock Snow Sports Volunteer Water 

Backpacking in the Porcupine Mountains, MI

Camp Hike 

Spend the week camping and backpacking through some of the most scenic trails in this part of the country! The Porcupine Mountain Wilderness area is home to numerous beautiful waterfalls, flowing rivers, and undisturbed beaches in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula along the shore of Lake Superior. Transportation, meals, equipment, and park permits are included in registration cost.

Space is first-come, first serve basis. A non-refundable deposit (1/4 of total trip cost) is required to secure your spot. 

Trip Level: 2

Min/Max Participants: 6/8

NIU Students Register Here

Faculty/Staff/Community Register Here

Date(s) and time(s): Tuesday 8/11, 7:00 a.m. – Sunday, 8/16 10:00 p.m.

Early registration cost and deadline: NIU Student $200.00/ Faculty/Staff/Community $225.00 by 7/15
Regular registration cost and deadline: NIU Student $225.00/ Faculty/Staff/Community $250.00 by 8/2

Information Night(s): Tuesday, March 24 and Monday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. in the Rec Center Conference Room

Mandatory Pre-trip meeting: Sunday, August 2 at 4:00 p.m. in the Rec Center Meeting Room

Snowboard or Ski / Keystone, Colorado 


Outdoor Adventures wants you to take an epic winter break trip to Colorado!   Lifestylez organized a fanstastic deal. Here's the details. Contact us with any questions at

Trip Dates: Monday, January 4 - Saturday, January 9, 2016

Lifestylez Package

For $483 ($418 + $65 taxes)

–6 Days 5 Nights Condo Accommodations at Keystone Resort
–4 Day Lift Pass valid at Keystone, Breckenridge, & Arapahoe Basin
–2 out of 4 days available at Beaver Creek or Vail

You just need to place your $75 deposit to Lifestylez by October 5.  Final payment is due November 10.  

Sign Up for Trip Here

NIU Transportation (or provide your own)

For $175

–Van Transportation to/from Colorado from NIU (15+ hours)
–NIU Snowboard Package (size first come first serve)

NIU Students Register for Transportation Here

Faculty/Staff Community Register for Transportation Here

Total Cost: $658

What’s Not Included:

–Ski Rentals at Keystone $21/day
–Food (we will go grocery in CO and there are discounts on food & drinks)