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UNK Outdoor Adventures Program gives students the opportunity to go on amazing trips to experience the great outdoors. All necessary gear needed for any UNK Outdoor Adventures affiliated trip taken will be provided to the students if they do not have their own equipment.

All of our upcoming trips will be posted to this website as well as on our social media accounts. Please follow these to get the most current information.

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Spring Break Moab

Spring Break saw us trade in the flat farmland of Nebraska for the mountainous desert landscape of Moab, UT. The week was spent camping, hiking in Arches National Park, mountain biking in Canyonlands National Park, and canyoneering in Hidden Splendor Canyon.

spring break trip

Vedauwoo Trip

One of our great student workers, Jason Eggleston, planned a weekend climbing trip to Vedauwoo, WY April 22-24. This trip was part of a practicum he completed for his degree in Recreation. It was a great introduction to crack and off-width climbing for many, and a first time climbing outside for a few!

Vedauwoo Trip

Spring Break

UNK Outdoor Adventures spent Spring Break at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas. Students spent the week camping, hiking, horseback riding, and climbing.

Spring Break Group Photo

"The Arkansas trip was a complete blast and it was a brand new experience that I never would have done without the Outdoor Adventures program at UNK. I love the climbing, camping, and horseback riding and I really enjoyed getting to know everyone on the trip!"
-Elenna Leininger, Freshman

"The Spring Break trip to Arkansas was something new I have never experienced. I had been camping before but we also go to climb on actual rock outside as opposed to an indoor climbing wall. It was a cool trip because we all bonded over climbing outdoors for the first time."
-Bailey Hoadley, Freshman

FIRST Adventure

FIRST Adventure cover photo

FIRST Adventure is an inaugural summer program sponsored by the Offices of Student and Family Transitions and Outdoor Adventure, dedicated to helping a small group of students get to know each other, the campus, and themselves prior to their college arrival.
  • Students will have the opportunity to spend the night on campus, meet campus faculty and staff while also strengthening their leadership skills by completing the Gallup's Strengths Finder.  They will then travel to Camp Comeca in Cozad, NE where they will spend time getting to know fellow students by team building through ropes courses, kayaking, camping and other fun adventures! 
  • This program is offered July 26th-July 29th.
Shelf Road Trip

UNK OA partnered with UNO's Outdoor Venture Center for our awesome Summer Trip. We whitewater rafted down the Arkansas River through the Royal Gorge and camped and climbed at Shelf Road.

Shelf Road Summer 2015


Minnesota Trip

UNK OA collaborated with UNO and traveled to the northern tip of Minnesota for this very snowy winter break trip. We spent 4 days at YMCA Camp Menogyn cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and dogsledding.

Minnesota Trip

Fall Break

This was the Outdoor Adventures Program's first ever trip! We spent fall break climbing, camping, and hiking near Shelf Road, Colorado.

Fall Break 2014

"The Fall break trip was a lot of fun! UNK Outdoor Adventures made the trip very affordable. The opportunity to climb real rock was the best part. The group was very fun to be around. I would never have had this opportunity if it wasn’t for UNK Outdoor Adventures!"
- Nick Martinez, Junior

"It was a great experience to go Colorado for fall break. I enjoyed climbing as well as hiking. The trip was well planned and there were culture diversities in the group. I cannot wait for the next trip."
- Ryo Suzuki, Junior

Winter Break Ski Trip 

Come enjoy the slopes with our Outdoor Adventures crew!  We had a small group travel out to Snowy Range Wyoming for a couple days of skiing and snowboarding. It was a great way to wind down from a long semester!

Jake, Michael, Jacob, and Jaime at the top of the mountain at Snowy Range Ski Resort

The UNK Antelope did a great write up of our trip. It can be read at this link.

Winter Ski Trip

This year's ski trip saw us exploring Snowy Range Ski Resort just west of Laramie, WY. Our friends at UNO again joined us for this great trip.

winter break

Winter Break

Our first Winter Break trip was spent skiing and snowboarding at Eldora Mountain Resort in Nederland, Colorado. We stayed in downtown Boulder, Colorado.

Winter Break 2014

"I usually go on vacations with my family but I had an awesome time with the UNK Outdoor Adventures club on the winter break trip. This opportunity to go on a trip with my peers helped me make new friends I would have never met otherwise. I especially loved that even the people who had never skied or snowboarded before were able to go on the trip and learn. I cannot wait for the next trip!"
- Erin Nelson, Senior

"Even after all of the bruises and sliding my butt down a double black diamond on the first day, I had an awesome time! The weather was awesome. We have to do it again!"
Shannon Courtney, Senior

"The Outdoor Adventures trip was great! I met a lot of great people and had so much fun! I recommend going on a trip to anyone who is even a little bit interested because you will not regret it!"
Megan Alexander, Sophomore