Take your education outdoors
Base Camp is open from 8am-6pm
Learn by doing—it’s one of the most effective ways to gain new
knowledge and skills. Enhance your university experience as you connect with the
natural environment and fellow students, peers, and faculty/staff while discovering yourself
in the process.
- blend education and engagement to provide
a fun learning atmosphere
- are open to all Northern Arizona
University students, faculty, staff, and community members
- encourage participants of all skill and
experience levels--especially novices
- are taught by trained and skilled
professionals who are invested in providing outstanding experiences
- are competitively priced, with an
emphasis on affordability
We offer members of the community, students, and faculty the opportunities to take your education outdoors and learn through adventure. Our trips and certification classes include:
- Grand Canyon backpacking
- Wilderness First Responder courses
- Verde River rafting expeditions
- Havasupai Falls backpacking
- Challenge Course facilitators
- Leave No Trace training
Look at our calendars to see what trips, adventures and classes we are offering when. Use the 'Courses' link in the left navigation bar to view course descriptions.
Watch our courses in action!
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Refund Terms and Conditions apply to all purchases no matter the method of
payment – cash, check, money order, credit card or LOUIE Account Charge
if Outdoor Adventures Cancels the Trip?
There are two primary reasons Outdoor
Adventures would cancel a trip: unsafe conditions or insufficient participant
enrollment to cover trip costs. If a trip is cancelled by Outdoor Adventures,
participants will be immediately notified, and will automatically receive a
Refund in the amount paid with Outdoor Adventures.
Terms and Conditions apply to all purchases no matter the method of payment –
cash, check, money order, credit card or LOUIE Account Charge
if NAU Outdoor Adventures Cancels the trip?
are two primary reasons NAU Outdoor Adventures would cancel a trip: unsafe
conditions or insufficient participant enrollment to cover trip costs. If a
trip is cancelled by NAU Outdoor Adventures, participants will be immediately
notified, and will automatically receive a refund in the amount paid to NAU
Outdoor Adventures. If NAU Outdoor Adventures cancels the course, there is no
processing fee for a cash refund.
if I can no longer go on the trip?
Cancellation BEFORE the drop deadline:
drop deadline is 14 days before the first day of the trip. If a refund is
desired and the request is made before the drop deadline, a refund will be
processed minus a 20% processing fee.
Cancellation AFTER the drop deadline:
Participant cancellations after the drop
deadline will require the participant to forfeit all payments made to NAU
Outdoors, and will not be eligible for a refund. In the event
of a life emergency (death in the family, illness, or injury) participants must
provide formal documentation to the Program Coordinator within one week of
cancellation. If documentation is received, a refund with NAU Outdoor
Adventures will be issued, minus a 20% processing fee. No refunds
will be given for participant cancellations due to weather conditions.
NAU students have the
option to enroll for academic credit, and must request this when enrolling in
the course. If taking for academic credit, students should be aware of the
- You will receive a letter grade in this course (please
refer to the syllabus for more details)
- You may elect or refuse to take credit until the first
course meeting. Changes after this date may require additional paperwork
and fees, such as "Permission to Drop a Course after Deadline"
- You should verify you are enrolled in the course for
credit by checking your Louie account. If the course doesn't appear on
your LOUIE account, you are NOT enrolled and should contact NAU Outdoor
- If you decide to drop the course, you must
alert NAU Outdoor Adventures and drop the course
from your LOUIE account. Being removed from the NAU Outdoors
rosters does not remove you from the registrar's roster.