Outdoor Adventure Program

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.

There's something for everyone


Develop New Skills


Enjoy the Great Outdoors


Bring the Family

Upcoming Classes
  • Kayak Cookout on the Willow Flowage

  • Loon Paddle on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage

  • Fly Fishing on the Bois Brule River

  • Introduction to Kayaking and Canoeing

  • Paddleboarding

  • Wild Mushroom Hunting

  • Fall Wild Cranberry Foraging

  • Making Natural Cordage

  • Bow Drill and Flint Steel Primitive Fire Starting

  • Wild Rice Processing

  • Outdoor Photography

  • Slacklining

  • Mountain Biking

  • Dryland Dog Mushing

  • Hunting Dog Training

  • Wild Game Cooking

  • Ruffed Grouse Hunting

  • Permaculture Classes

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.


Statement on COVID-19 For Summer 2022

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to decline and as vaccinations and booster doses continue to guard against serious illness, Nicolet College has discontinued its indoor mask requirement. Masks will continue to be available at all college entrances for those who wish to wear them.

Physical distancing is encouraged when on campus. When possible, please keep three to six feet from others whether indoors or outdoors.  

Also, please do not come to your class if you are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19, regardless of your vaccination status. If you feel sick, please stay home from work, school, and other activities and get tested.

We all know things can change fast with COVID-19 and we are continually monitoring the situation. For the most up-to-date information, please visit nicoletcollege.edu or give me a call at 715.365.4681.

Stay safe out there and we look forward to seeing you this summer and fall!

Terry Rutlin
Outdoor Adventure Coordinator

Acceptance of Risk Form

Acceptance of Risk Form - Minors

Health Questionnaire

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

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
Northwoods Center - 118
P: 715.365.4681
800.544.3039 ext 4681

E: trutlin@nicoletcollege.edu