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Nicolet College - Explore the outdoors through Nicolet's the Outdoor Adventure Series


Explore the outdoors through the
Outdoor Adventure Series at Nicolet College


The Nicolet College Outdoor Adventure Series is gearing up for a full season of activities to help people learn new outdoor skills and explore new places all across Wisconsin’s great Northwoods and beyond.

“These courses make the outdoors much more accessible to people,” said Martha Schouweiler, Outdoor Adventure Series coordinator. “Along with teaching the technical skills of an activity, we also teach people how to stay safe in the outdoors, whether that’s on a wildflower hike or sea kayaking from one island to another on Lake Superior.”

Adventures include numerous beginning and intermediate sea kayak and canoe classes and trips that range from basic instruction to such inviting excursions as Date Night via Kayak, Full Moon Paddle, Kayak with Kids, and Paddle to Pizza. Destinations include the Apostle Islands, Isle Royale, Sylvania Wilderness, and numerous scenic lakes, rivers and flowages throughout the region.

Other adventures include a full slate of nature study hikes that focus on birding, wildflowers, and butterflies. These are in addition to collecting wild rice, mountain biking, yoga, turkey hunting, fly fishing, learning how to us a global positioning systems (GPS), and traditional archery.

Classes are oriented for everyone from children to senior citizens. Each of the more than 60 courses listed in the catalog is rated on a strenuosity scale from S1, which is likely a stationary experience, to S4, which requires good physical conditioning for challenging adventures.

Classes in the current session run from spring through fall. The series also offers a winter session, which will be announced later.

To register for a class, for more information, or to request a catalog, call Nicolet at (715) 356-6753; 1-800-585-9304; TDD (715) 365-4558 or 711 (relay).

The catalog will also be posted to the Nicolet College website at Once there, click on the publications link at the bottom of the page.