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 

Daria Porter- Gear Rentals


Sarah Honda - Team Building

Extended Trips

Trip Planning Guide:

Bike Camp Free Hike Rock Snow Sports Volunteer Water 

Ski and Snowboard Trip to Breckenridge, CO


Outdoor Adventures has arranged an epic winter break trip to Colorado with Lifestylez - a company that puts together awesome college tour packages.  To receive transportation to and from Colorado and optional snowboard rental (first come first serve) you can register with Outdoor Adventures, however the payment for the package will go through Lifestylez, see link below. Contact us with any questions at  

This trip is the best thing you do this winter break!  Watch the video at

About the trip: Breckenridge, Colorado: 5 great peaks with over 3,000 acres of rideable terrain. There are five terrain parks, four half pipes, a mountain Gondola and two high speed six passenger superchairs. There also is the highest chairlift in North America, unparalleled grooming, exciting events and a historic mining town with endless shopping, dining and nightlife. Want more? Combine all those great amenities with the wild mountain life Breckenridge has to offer, and you will enjoy lasting memories of a lifetime. The lift passes are good at Keystone, Breckenridge and A- Basin. You can do 2 or 4 days at Beaver Creek or Vail.

Lodge/Lift Package: ($463) through Lifestylez includes 4 day lifts passes, 5 night condo lodging in Breckenridge, CO w/ kitchen.  Can add rental equipment and lessons for added discounted rates.

Reserve your spot with a $100 deposit today! Full payment to Lifestylez is due by Mon, November 10.

Lodging details: Located at the base of the slopes with a short walk to Main Street Breckenridge. Your superior condo accommodations will be fully equipped with kitchens, cable tv, jacuzzi, maid service and easy access to the slopes. All lodging is an easy walk to the slopes or in a ski-in/ski-out location. Mountain shuttles, if desired, are free and available every twenty minutes.

Transportation: Optional transportation in University vans from NIU and back (also includes a rental snowboard package $60 value first come first serve) is paid separately below.  

The total cost of an epic adventure is as little as $638 (not including rentals, lessons, or food).

Date(s) and Time(s): 5:00 a.m. Sunday, December 14 to 11:00 p.m. Friday, December 19

NIU Students Register Here      

Faculty/Staff/Community Register Here

Early transportation cost and deadline: NIU Student $175.00 / Faculty, Staff and Community $200.00 by Nov. 10

Come to an info night!  Tues, Oct 21, Weds, Oct 22, or Thurs Oct 23 at 4:00 p.m. in the Adventure Center 

Or reach out with any questions by visiting the Adventure Center M-F 3-6pm, calling 815-753-9422 or  email at 

Pre-trip meeting: Monday, Dec. 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rec Center Conference Room