Northern Lakes Impact Center

Our Experience

Northern Lakes Impact Center is the leading provider of experiential and outdoor education programs for youth and adults in northern Wisconsin. Regardless of who you are or where you are from, there is a program at Northern Lakes Impact Center that is right for you.

"There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for anything less"
Kurt Hahn

What sets the Northern Lakes Impact Center apart as a provider of outdoor education and wilderness experiences is that we tailor each experience to the group coming as well as taking care of all the planning and running of the programs. In addition, the outcomes that matter most to us is that each participant can walk away with a greater self-awareness, leadership development, expansion of knowledge, and an appreciation for self, others, and the environment. We reach these outcomes through designing transformative learning experiences, where students develop new technical skills as well as a sense of teamwork, self-confidence, and a desire to make a difference. Our experiences are always delivered by a group of skilled and dedicated educators and instructors. Northern Lakes Impact Center team members are committed to teaching by the fundamental outdoor education principle that learning is achieved best through action and reflection.

But don't just take our word for it...

"Thank you, Northern Lakes Impact Center, for providing wonderful learning experiences for our students! It was a very well-organized program and kept our kids on task for the whole day. You have a wonderful program. Keep up the great work!"
- Third Grade Teacher

"As a senior, I went to this teambuilding retreat barely knowing any of the underclassmen (freshman and sophomores), but after participating in your many activities, I feel like I have gained many friends. We will now be able to work harder and accomplish more as an entire football team. Thank you for all you have done to bring our team together."
- High Shool Senior Football Player

"Dear NLIC, Thank you so much for a fantastic time on our OE overnight! As always, our students' experience there was invaluable. They grow so much as individuals and as a group. See you next year!"
- Sixth-to-Eighth Grade Teacher

"Thank you so much for the wonderful day we spent with you earlier this month! Through your activities, our students were able to mix learning and fun. We know that some of our students have never had an opportunity to cross country ski or tube down an awesome BIG hill, nonetheless make fire from steel and flint. Our students came away with some great memories from this day. Your staff was impressive, what a fun job you all have! I also want to thank you for both recommending the activities we did and then organizing and supervising them. We will definitely be out again next year!"
- Third Grade Teacher

"Each one of our boys has a story, but whatever their story is, it didn't matter these past few days because we came together as a TEAM. Thank you for all you do. We came here on Sunday with many of the boys not knowing each other. We leave today as a better unified team. Thank you again for everything."
- High School Football Head Coach