What we're about
About Nebraska Adventure Group
Based in the Omaha Metro tri-city area, Nebraska Adventure Group (NAG) is a social group of outdoor enthusiasts who live and breathe outdoor adventure! With the right knowledge and resources, there are plenty of fun and exciting escapes to be found right here in the Midwest.
Our goal is to provide fun and safe opportunities for friends of all abilities, experience, and fitness levels to engage with nature and explore the outdoors.
Activities and Events
Adventure races and marathons, camping, day hiking, multi-day backpacking, cycling and mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking, rock climbing, skydiving, snow sports, water sports, guest speakers and educational workshops ... our group members are interested in every activity imaginable related to fitness, nature, and outdoor adventure!
Not only do we organize our own outings, we also partner with other Meetup groups and participate in public events hosted by community organizations and outside sponsors.
Expenses and Fees
Event Hosts are volunteer group members and do not charge income-generating fees as reimbursement for their time. Most of our outings are held at local parks, trails, or other public venues. While most venues are free to the public, NAG members are responsible for purchasing their own facility passes and park permits as needed.
As a group activity, NAG members may attend public events organized by outside third-parties. On occasion, the third-party host may charge an activity fee. In addition, members who choose to participate in big-ticket outings such as long-distance backpacking trips and rock climbing may incur significant personal expenses for equipment, travel, and the hiring of a professional guide or outfitter.
If an expense or fee is required to participate in an outing, it will be clearly itemized in the meetup description. Expenses are to be paid upfront when a member RSVPs to attend the outing.
Leave No Trace Principles
All outings will be organized in accordance with the seven Leave No Trace Principles (https://lnt.org/learn/seven-principles-overview). It is our responsibility to leave an area in better shape than when we arrived to present those who follow the opportunity to experience nature at its most pristine. Event Hosts and participants are expected to familiarize themselves with and adhere to the Leave No Trace Principles.
Plan Ahead and Prepare
We encourage members of all fitness and skill levels to join our group. We all appreciate the core motivation to challenge ourselves, learn new skills, and expand our horizons. However, when RSVPing to an outing, please make a reasonable assessment of your abilities and equipment to ensure you can safely participate in the activity.
Allow plenty of time before the outing to double-check your equipment and ensure it is in safe working order. Feel free to post in the comments section on the Meetup page if you have any questions or concerns about the outing. There are plenty of gear checklists and resources available online. Ideally, each participant will be appropriately equipped and self-sufficient; however, if you're just getting started, equipment may be rented from the UNO Outdoor Venture Center (https://www.unomaha.edu/student-life/wellness/campus-recreation/ovc/rentals.php) or another group member may have some extra gear to loan out.
NAG is an adult-oriented group. While most of our outings are targeted toward adults, we also organize special outings, picnics, and social gatherings which friends and family members of all ages may attend. Prior to bringing minor children, please be considerate of your fellow adventurers and contact the Event Host for participation guidelines which may be imposed by the NAG group, guide, outfitter, or venue.
Please ensure due diligence if bringing pets. Some locations require pets to be on a leash; some require pets to be within voice control; others do not allow pets at all. Regardless of any specific allowances or restrictions, please be considerate of your fellow adventurers and contact the Event Host for permission prior to bringing your pet. Event Hosts should be aware of possible health and safety issues which may be aggravated by the presence of pets. Service animals are always welcome.
Membership dues are only $12.00 per year. Dues are payable within 30 days of joining the group, then annually each anniversary month. Dues are used to help offset administrative costs such as the website hosting subscription (https://www.meetup.com/pricing/) and credit card processing fees payable to Meetup.com, registration fees and security deposits for activities and events, as well as food and supplies for social gatherings.
Membership provides complete access to our group message board including discussions about current events and future plans, suggestions for local outings, gear reviews, and buy-sell-trade. In addition, Members are granted full access to the group calendar to RSVP and attend all of our outings.
If you are not satisfied with the group, you may request a refund within the 30-day trial period. Meetup.com does not allow administrative access to non-member profiles; therefore, you must request the refund before leaving the group. Membership dues become non-refundable upon expiration of the 30-day trial period.
How to Join Nebraska Adventure Group
Joining our group is very simple! Previous outdoor experience is not required. Anyone with an adventurous spirit, a desire to meet new people, and a willingness to explore new challenges are invited to become a member.
You will be presented with a few questions when joining the group. These questions provide an opportunity for new friends to learn more about you and help Event Hosts to organize fun outings which match your personal goals, interests, and skill level.
We do require members of our group to use their true identity and display a clear, close-up headshot as the primary photo on the Nebraska Adventure Group website.
The intent behind this requirement is for convenience and safety to allow members and Event Hosts to know who they will be meeting and to easily recognize each other at outings; some of which may be held in crowded venues. Please read the help page for more information about How to Change and Display Your Profile Photo (https://www.meetup.com/NE-Adventurers/pages/23951824/How_to_Change_and_Display_Your_Profile_Photo/).
About the Leadership Team
Nebraska Adventure Group may occasionally contract with outside instructors, guides, or outfitters; however, NAG Organizers and Event Hosts are not industry professionals. We are simply volunteer members with varying degrees of experience who enjoy investing our time helping others to appreciate and experience the outdoors.
By choosing to join Nebraska Adventure Group (NAG), I understand and agree to abide by the Membership Guidelines and to display a clear, close-up headshot as the primary profile photo on Nebraska Adventure Group pages.
I understand and agree that Nebraska Adventure Group Organizers and Event Hosts are not industry professionals, that participation in NAG activities and events is at my own risk, and that NAG is not liable for property damage, injury, or loss.
I understand and agree that Nebraska Adventure Group members may attend public events organized by outside third-parties and that NAG is not liable for my safety while attending those events.