Custom Trips


Develop your group through dynamic experiences! Outdoor Adventures invites your group to create a custom event from a wide variety of activity options. Your group will build personal and interpersonal skills during a teambuilding workshop or an adventure trip.

Opportunities are available for all types of groups not only NIU organizations, but also for 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 plan and lead your group from an afternoon or overnight to longer adventure trip. Our custom trips provide your group with the opportunity to learn 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 $5-$30 per person per day. You will be contacted with more information and a quote within a few days of submitting your Custom Trip Request Form. 

Please note: Requests received with less than 2 weeks notice may incur additional administrative charges. 

We Provide

  • Transportation
  • Group and individual gear
  • Food 
  • Leadership by knowledgeable and trained staff

Custom Trip Suggestions

Various activities to start planning your next group adventure! You may also bring your group to one of our already scheduled free events or adventure trips. 

Adventures Special Events Education  Teambuilding
  • Backpacking
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Standup Paddleboarding
  • Caving
  • Camping
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Day Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ice Skating
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • "Chopped" Cooking Challenge
  • Crate Climbing
  • Geocaching or Scavenger Hunt
  • Moonlight Hike, Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski
  • Adventure Race
  • Leave No Trace Environmental Ethics
  • Adventure Trip Meal Planning
  • Orienteering
  • Any Outdoor Skill! 
  • Custom workshops focused on cohesiveness, communication and leadership
  • More information about Team Building