Nicolet Bible Institute, once called Pathfinders, began in 1981 with the dream to provide a year-long training program for high-school graduates. Its purpose was threefold: to provide students a quality Biblical foundation, to model servanthood to the students, and to help students find God’s direction for their lives.

In 1991, the Pathfinder program began to build upon its educational credibility, and became known as Northwoods Christian Camping Institute. During this time Northwoods Christian Camping Institute focused on developing its structure and acquiring additional faculty. In 1999, after years of progressively enriching the program while maintaining its original goal and mission, Northwoods Christian Camping Institute became Nicolet Bible Institute. Today, Nicolet Bible Institute’s program is founded on a well-defined Bible and service training curriculum, the instructors have Masters or Doctorate degrees, and Nicolet Bible Institute maintains credit transfer agreements with several four-year colleges. Coupled with the beautiful northwoods campus, a year at NBI is a truly unique educational experience.