Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

Do you like being outdoors? You can become the ultimate explorer by designing your own outdoor adventure! Choose from backpacking, biking, camping, canoeing, fishing or hiking or create your own adventure in the outdoors.

  • Develop skills in the adventure you choose (backpacking, biking, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking or other)
  • Plan an outdoor adventure for your club, friends and/or family
  • Learn how to be a good environmental steward while engaging in your adventure

Ideas for Project Area Learning!

  • Choose your adventures (biking, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, etc.)
  • Learn about the proper gear for your adventure
  • Practice survival skills in different environments
  • Route your adventure using technology like a compass or geospatial mapping
  • Practice good outdoor manners using Leave no Trace principles
  • Teach others about Leave no Trace adventure ethics
  • Learn to prepare for emergencies in remote areas
  • Prepare for a big adventures such as RAGBRAI, or backpack/canoe trips away from home
  • Start your own geo-caching or earth caching adventure with your friends

Share What You Learn With Others!


  • Create a “How to tie knots” poster
  • Do a working demonstration on how to set up a tent

Civic Engagement

  • Volunteer to clean up community campgrounds or trails
  • Help out at your local County Park
  • Map trees in city parks using GPS


  • Plan an adventure for kids in your community
  • Volunteer through through your County Extension as Camp Counselor

Exhibit Ideas

  • Develop a presentation showing how to set up and take down a tent (even in the rain!)
  • Present on Cooking Outdoors
  • Develop a workshop that shows others how to make knots
  • Create a display or notebook to share common wildlife and plants that you could encounter while camping in your county
  • Investigate and present on safety measures if you were to get lost or caught out in a storm