Custom Trips


Develop your group through dynamic experiences! The Outdoor Adventure program invites your group to participate in a custom teambuilding workshop or trip from a wide variety of activity option. Build personal and interpersonal skills while experiencing a new teambuilding initiative or an adventure sport, such as rock climbing.

Opportunities are available for all types of groups not only NIU organizations, but also the general public.

Why NIU Outdoor Adventures?

  • Help enhance relationships
  • Learn leadership and outdoor skills
  • Work toward accomplishing goals
  • Share experiences that last a lifetime

Through a custom trip with Outdoor Adventures, our staff will help plan and take your group on a day long or overnight adventure trip. Our custom trips provide your group with the opportunity to learn new leadership and outdoors skills in a unique setting, outside of the classroom, on or even away from campus. 


Prices vary depending on type of activity, length of trip, and size of your group. Trips typically run between $15-$50 per person. You will be contacted with more information and a quote within a few days of submitting your Custom Trip Request Form.

We Provide

  • Transportation
  • Group and individual gear
  • Knowledgeable and trained staff

Custom Event Trip Menu

Various activities to start planning your next group adventure!

  • Environmental Ethics
  • Leave No Trace
  • Outdoor Cooking/Meal Planning
  • Orienteering
  • Outdoor Skills
Adventures Special Events Education  Teambuilding
  • Backpacking
  • Canoeing and Kayaking
  • Caving
  • Camping
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Day Hikes
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Canoe Battleship
  • Chopped Challenge
  • Crate Climbing
  • Geocache/Scavenger Hunt
  • Moonlight Hike, Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Leave No Trace
  • Outdoor Cooking/Meal Planning
  • Orienteering
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Numerous ice breakers, group games, and initiatives focused on cohesiveness, communication and leadership
  • Get more information about Team Building!