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NIU Recreation & Outdoor Adventures

Co-sponsored by NIU Outdoor Adventures, a program area of Recreation and Wellness. Outdoor Adventure trips, teambuilding, special events, equipment rentals, and resources are open to the community. If you have any questions or to find out more information, please visit, email, or call (815) 753-9423.

Frisbee Golf Clinic and Tournament

Saturday, September 11 at Prairie Park, 401 Clifford Drive

9:00 am Beginner's Clinic & Casual Play

10:30 am Singles Tournament

12:00 pm Doubles Tournament (best-shot scoring)

Learn to play or compete on the Disc Golf Course at Prairie Park. Choose between several options, take a beginner lesson, compete in single or doubles, or participate in all three. This event is for individuals of all ages. Each registration per round will receive a custom NIU Innova disc with a different disc for each level of play (Beginner - DX Aviar 3 Putter, Singles - DX Wombat 3 Mid-Range, Doubles - DX Sidewinder Driver). The winning top individual and team will receive a swag prize package!

Advanced registration cost and deadline: $10 per person per event by 9/9/21. Day of registration: $15

Register at

Clean the Kish

Saturday, September 25 | Meet at NIU East Lagoon on College Avenue
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us to celebrate National Public Lands Day and help clean trash out of our community treasure. Participants will be divided into teams to tackle multiple sections of the river and participants will have a choice of varying difficulty of work. More details and options will be shared to registered participants once plans are finalized. There will be a picnic and paddling opportunities after the event at the East Lagoon. If you have a group that would like to participate or have any questions, please contact

No fee to participate, but registration is encouraged. Volunteer at