Outdoor Adventure Series

Experience Wisconsin’s beautiful Northwoods through the Nicolet College Outdoor Adventure program. On your path expert instructors will open new doors and teach you new skills all while nurturing a greater appreciation and understanding of our natural world.

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Musky Seminar 2020

The Musky Seminar has been cancelled. Please watch for the seminar to return next year.

There's something for everyone

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Develop New Skills

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Enjoy the Great Outdoors

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Bring the Family

Summer Classes

The Outdoor Adventure staff is gearing up for an exciting summer season with many new classes to learn new skills along with highly popular offerings from the past. Here’s a sneak peak of what we are working on:

  • On the Hunt for Lake Superior Agates
  • Date Night by Kayak
  • Dog Powered Silent Sports
  • Natural History Hikes
  • Wild Mushroom Hunting
  • Canoe and Kayak Adventures on Scenic Waters
  • Loon Paddle on the Turtle-Flambeau
  • Meat-Eating Plants of our Wetlands
  • Outdoor Photography
  • Primitive Fire Starting
  • Fly Fishing and Fly Tying
  • Wild Game Cooking
  • Intro to Sporting Clays
  • How to Find & Hunt Ruffed Grouse
  • Homesteading/Permaculture Skills
  • Bicycle Touring
  • Disc Golf
  • Dragon Boat Paddling

Join the Outdoor Adventure mail list to get more info on classes. Send your name, address, and email address to Terry Rutlin, Nicolet Outdoor Adventure coordinator, at trutlin@nicoletcollege.edu.

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Strenuosity Scale

Strenuosity Rating - The number after each course title lets you know how strenuous we rate each course.

S1 = Not strenuous, most likely a stationary experience.

S2 = Slightly strenuous, does not require prior physical conditioning

S3 = Some physically demanding aspects, requires some endurance

S4 = Challenging and requires a good physical condition

The Right Boat

Which boat is right for each class?

C = Canoes Only

SK = Sea Kayak (16-18 Foot)

RK = Recreational or Shorter Kayak (12-14 Foot)

Connect with Our Outdoor Adventure Coordinator

Are you an Outdoor enthusiast with a specific expertise that you would like to teach others? If so, contact Terry about the possibility of teaching a class in the Outdoor Adventure program.

Terry Rutlin

Terry Rutlin

Outdoor Adventure Coordinator
Red Oak Center - 103
P: 715.365.4681
800.544.3039 ext 4681

E: trutlin@nicoletcollege.edu