Outdoor Adventures

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Adventure Center 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
Closed

* The Adventure Center is closed during University closures and closures of the Student Recreation Center

Contact Information

The Adventure Center
815-753-9423

Assistant Director
Christine Lagattolla
clagattolla@niu.edu
815-753-9422

Student Managers 

Daria Porter- Gear Rentals 

dporter5@niu.edu

815-753-9423

Sarah Honda - Team Building
shonda1@niu.edu
815-753-9423

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Gear Rentals

Bike Camp Rock Snow Sports Water

Biking Equipment

Per Day Weekend Week
Trek Mountain Bike (Includes helmet & lock) $8 $15 $30
Bike Helmet or Lock $1 $3 $6

Camping Gear

1-4 Days 5-11 Days
Camping Package (Includes: 1 Two or Four Person Tent, Up to 4 Sleeping Bags & Pads, 1 Cooking Kit, 1 Lantern, & 1 Two-Burner Stove) $30 $60
Tents 1-4 Days 5-11 Days
Two Person Tent (Includes two ground cloths) $10 $20
Four Person Tent (Includes two ground cloths) $12 $24
Sleeping Bags 1-4 Days 5-11 Days
50 Degrees and Above, Summer (Includes Sleeping Pad) $5 $10
20 to -20 Degrees, Winter (Includes Sleeping Pad) $7 $14
Sleeping Pad  $3 $6
Packs 1-4 Days 5-11 Days
Internal Frame Backpack (Includes Raincover) $10 $20
Daypack $4 $8
Stoves 1-4 Days 5-11 Days
Stove, Two-Burner (Fuel not included) $6 $12
Stove, Backpacking One-Burner, (Fuel not included) $4 $8
Fuel Bottle $2 $2
Cooking Kits 1-4 Days 5-11 Days
Dutch Oven $4 $8
Pots (3, 6, or 8 Quart)  $2 $4
MSR Cook Kit, Stainless Steel (2 Pots, 1 Lid/Fry Pan, & Handle) $4 $8
Ice Chests/Coolers 1-4 Days 5-11 Days
Small (34 Quart) $3 $6
Large (48 Quart) $4 $8
Water Cooler (5 Gallon) $4 $8
Additional Equipment 1-4 Days 5-11 Days
GPS Unit $10 $25
Headlamp $3 $6
Lantern $6 $12
Rain Suit (Includes jacket & pants) $6 $12
Water Dromedary (Water storage) $2 $4

Rock Equipment

Per Day Weekend Week
Caving Helmet (Includes Headlamp) $5 $10 $18
Climbing Shoes $4 $8 $15

Snow Gear

Per Day Weekend Week
Snowboard Package (Includes Board, Boots, and Helmet) $15 $30 $60
Snowboard Only $10 $20 $40
Snowboard Boots or Helmet Only $5 $10 $20
Cross Country Skis (Includes Boots & Poles) $6 $12 $25
Snowshoes $6 $12 $25
Ice Skates (Figure or Hockey) $3 $6 $15
Ice Skate Sharpening $6 N/A N/A
Snow Air Sled $4 $6 $10

Sports Equipment

Per Day Weekend Week
Badminton Package  (Includes net, standards, shuttlecocks, & racquets) $8 $16 $30
Baggo Set $5 $10 $25
Basketball (Outdoor Composite) $3 $6 $10
Bocce Ball Set $3 $6 $10
Disc Golf Set (Includes Driver, Mid-range, & Putter) $3 $6 $10
Field Cones (Set of Four) $2 $4 $8
Flag Football Package (Includes Belts, Balls, Cones, & Flip Score) $8 $16 $30
Flip Score $2 $4 $8
Football $3 $6 $10
Frisbee (Light-up) $1 $2 $5
Ladder Golf $5 $10 $25
Rollerblades (Includes Helmet & Pads) $5 $10 $18
Soccer Ball $3 $6 $10
Softball Package (Includes 2 Bats, Balls, Bases, & Flip Score) $8 $16 $30
Softball (12" or 16") $1 $2 $5
Softball Bat. Aluminum $3 $6 $10
Tennis Racquet $3 $6 $10
Volleyball $3 $6 $10
Volleyball Package (Includes Net, Standards, & Volleyball) $8 $16

$30

Water Gear

Per Day Weekend Week
Canoe (Includes 2 Paddles, 2 PFD's, & Car-top Kit) $14 $28 $60
Boundary Water Canoe (Includes Portage Yoke, 2 Paddles, 2 Personal Flotation Devices, & Car-top Kit) $18 $36 $75
Sit-on-top Kayak - 1 person (Includes. Paddle & Personal Flotation Devices) $14 $28 $60
Personal Flotation Device (Life Jacket) $3 $6 $14
Paddle (From 4' - 5.5') $3 $6 $14
Flotation Seat Cushion $3 $6 $14
Canoe or Kayak Car-top Kit $3 $6 $14
Dry Bag - Small $3 $6 $14
Dry Bag - Large $5 $10 $20
Wetsuit $4 $6 $10

Additional Equipment

Per Day Weekend Week
Canopy Tent (10x10 Popup) $10 $20 $40

Discounts

Rent this item for a weekend and get a second at half price             

*All gear rentals are subject to the Outdoor Gear Rental Rules and Policies.