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We have everything you need to jumpstart your outdoor adventure trip or excursion! New discount gear memberships available!

New! Promotional Items for Sale

Help support a new trip scholarship fund by purchasing these sweet items at the Adventure Center or by adding it your cart when registering for an awesome adventure trip:

  • NIU Softstyle Custom Green T-shirt $8
  • NIU Custom 32oz Nalgene Waterbottle $15 (choose from sparkly pink, red, blue or sage green)

Rates

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

If rented during spring or winter break when the Adventure Center is closed, the renter will pay the weekly rate.

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

Late Returns: For each day late, the renter will pay the "per day" fee and increases to weekend, week, etc. After 2 weeks equipment is assumed lost and renter is charged a replacement fee.

Gear Rental Memberships (New!)

Become a member of our new tier discount program for equipment rentals and recieve free gifts for signing up!
Register online and your membership will last a calendar year from date of purchase.

Which are you? 

  • Day Tripper: $10 for 10% discount on rentals and get a free rope bracelet!
  • Explorer: $25 for 25% discount on rentals and get a free rope bracelet & a bandana!
  • Expeditioner: $50 for 50% discount on rentals and get the Explorer gift plus an OA t-shirt!
Biking Equipment Per Day Weekend Week
Bike helmet or lock $2 $3 $4
Bike, Mountain Trek 4 series (incl. helmet and lock) $8 $15 $30
Bike safety check $5 na na
Bike tune-up $15 N/A N/A
"Per Day"  - check out equipment one day and return the next day.
"Weekend"  - check out equipment Thursday-Monday or Friday-Tuesday.
"Week"  - check out equipment on any day of week and return by same day the following week (i.e, Fri-Fri).
Camping Gear 1-4 Days 5-12 Days
Camping package (incl. 1 two or four person tent, up to 4 sleeping bags and pads, 1 cooking kit, 1 lantern and 1 two-burner stove) $30 $50
Tents 1-4 Days 5-12 Days
Two person tent (incl. two ground tarps) $10 $15
Two person backpack Tent (incl. two ground tarps) $10 $15
Four person tent (incl. two ground tarps) $10 $15
Sleeping Bags 1-4 Days 5-12 Days
Sleeping bag (-20, 0, 15, 20, 40 or 50deg incl. pad) $5 $8
Sleeping pad (free with sleeping bag rental) $2 $4
Packs 1-4 Days 5-12 Days
Internal frame backpack $6 $10
Daypack $2 $4
Stoves 1-4 Days 5-12 Days
Stove, two-burner $6 $10
Fuel bottle (incl. fuel) $2 $2
Cooking Kits 1-4 Days 5-12 Days
Small cook-kit (2 pots, fry pan/lid, and handle) $2 $4
Cook pots (3, 6, or 8 quarts) $2 $4
Ice Chests/Coolers 1-4 Days 5-12 Days
Ice Chest (34 or 48 quart) $2 $4
Water Cooler (5 Gallon) $2 $4
Additional Equipment 1-4 Days 5-12 Days
GPS Unit $5 $8
Backpack cover $2 $4
Headlamp $2 $4
Lantern (rechargable electric) $2 $4
Camp chair $2 $4
Hammock $2 $4
Rain jacket and pants $2 $4
"1-4 Days or Weekend" - check out equipment for up to 4 days for the fee listed.
"Week Plus/5-12 Days"  - check out equipment for 5 up to 12 days for the fee listed.
Rock Equipment Per Day Weekend Week
Caving helmet (incl. caving helmet with headlamp and pads) $5 $10 $15
Climbing/bouldering package (incl. crashpad and climbing shoes) $5 $10 $15
Winter Equipment Per Day Weekend Week
*Cross country skis (incl. boots & poles) $5 $10 $15
*Ice skates (figure or hockey) $3 $5 $8
Ice skate sharpening $6 N/A N/A
Snowboard package (incl. board, boots, and helmet) $15 $30 $60
Snowboard only $10 $20 $40
Snowboard boot or helmet only $5 $10 $20
*Snowshoes $5 $10 $15
"Per Day"  - check out equipment one day and return the next day.
"Weekend"  - check out equipment Thursday-Monday or Friday-Tuesday.
"Week"  - check out equipment on any day of week and return by same day the following week (i.e, Fri-Fri).
Sports Packages Per Day Weekend Week
Badminton package  (incl. net, standards, 2 shuttlecocks and 4 racquets) $5 $10 $15
Bags package $5 $10 $15
Bocce ball set $3 $6 $10
Disc golf set (includes driver, mid-range and putter) $2 $3 $4
Flag football package (incl. belts, balls, cones and flip score) $5 $10 $15
Frisbee (light-up) $1 $2 $5
Kickball package (incl. bases, ball and flip score) $5 $10 $15
*Rollerblade package K2 Women and Men (incl. helmet and pads) $5 $10 $15
Slackline package $5 $10 $15
Softball package (incl. 2 bats, softballs, bases and flip score) $8 $16 $30
Softball (12" or 16") and/or softball bat (aluminum) $2 $3 $4
Volleyball package (incl. net, standards and volleyball) $5 $10 $135
"Per Day"  - check out equipment one day and return the next day.
"Weekend"  - check out equipment Thursday-Monday or Friday-Tuesday.
"Week"  - check out equipment on any day of week and return by same day the following week (i.e, Fri-Fri).
Sports Items Per Day Weekend Week
Basketball (outdoor composite) $2 $3 $4
Climbing shoes $2 $3 $4
Field cones (set of four) and/or flip score $2 $3 $4
Football $2 $3 $4
Soccer ball $2 $3 $4
Softball (12" or 16") and/or softball bat (aluminum) $2 $3 $4
Tennis racquet $2 $3 $4
Tent, canopy popup (10' x 10') $10 $15 $25
Volleyball $2 $3 $4
Water Gear Per Day Weekend Week
East Lagoon rentals: canoe, standup paddleboard, sit-in-kayak (pick up your gear and key at the Adventure Center) $15 $20 $40
*Canoe (incl. 2 paddles, 2 PFDs and car-top kit) $15 $20 $40
Sit-on-top kayak (incl. paddle, PFD and car-top kit) $15 $20 $40
Sit-in kayak (incl. paddle, PFD and car-top kit) $15 $20 $40
Standup paddleboard (incl. paddle, PFD and car-top kit) $15 $20 $40
Inflatable standup paddleboard (incl. paddle, PFD and pump) $25 $40 $60
Aluminum canoe (incl. 2 paddles, 2 PFDs and car-top kit) $25 $40 $60
Kevlar canoe (incl. 2 paddles, 2 PFDs and car-top kit)
- can be rented at decreased rate for people with physical limitations
$50 $125 $250
Canoe or kayak car-top kit $2 $4 $6
Dry bag - small $2 $4 $6
Dry bag - large $3 $5 $7
Canoe seat cushion or chair $2 $4 $6
Paddle (from 4' - 5.5') $2 $4 $6
Personal flotation device (life jacket) $2 $4 $6
Wetsuit $4 $6 $10
Canoe or kayak trailer (need prior approval and copy of certificate of insurance, minimum 4 canoes required to rent) $40 $100 $200
"Per Day" -  check out equipment one day and return the next day.
"Weekend"  - check out equipment Thursday-Monday or Friday-Tuesday.
"Week"  - check out equipment on any day of week and return by same day the following week (i.e, Fri-Fri).
Biking Equipment Per Day Weekend Week
Bike helmet or lock $3 $4 $5
Bike, Mountain Trek 4 series (incl. helmet and lock) $10 $20 $35
Bike safety check $8 na na
Bike tune-up $20 na na
"Per Day"  - check out equipment one day and return the next day.
"Weekend"  - check out equipment Thursday-Monday or Friday-Tuesday.
"Week"  - check out equipment on any day of week and return by same day the following week (i.e, Fri-Fri).
Camping Gear 1-4 Days 5-12 Days
Camping package (incl. 1 two or four person tent, up to 4 sleeping bags and pads, 1 cooking kit, 1 lantern and 1 two-burner stove) $45 $65
Tents 1-4 Days 5-12 Days
Two person Tent (incl. two ground tarps) $12 $18
Two person Backpack Tent (inc. two ground tarps) $12 $18
Four person Tent (incl. two ground tarps) $12 $18
Sleeping Bags 1-4 Days 5-12 Days
Sleeping bag (-20, 0, 15, 20, 40 or 50deg incl pad) $6 $10
Sleeping pad (free w/ sleeping bag rental) $3 $5
Packs 1-4 Days 5-12 Days
Internal frame backpack $8 $12
Daypack $3 $5
Stoves 1-4 Days 5-12 Days
Stove, two-burner $8 $12
Fuel bottle (incl. fuel) $3 $3
Cook Kits 1-4 Days 5-12 Days
Small cook-kit  (2 pots, fry pan/lid, and handle) $3 $5
Cook pots (3, 6, or 8 quarts) $3 $5
Ice Chests/Coolers 1-4 Days 5-12 Days
Ice chest (34 or 48 quart) $3 $5
Water cooler (5 gallon) $3 $5
Additional Equipment 1-4 Days 5-12 Days
GPS Unit $6 $10
Backpack cover $3 $5
Headlamp $3 $5
Lantern (rechargable electric) $3 $5
Camp chair $3 $5
Hammock $3 $5
Rain jacket and pants $3 $5
Rock Equipment Per Day Weekend Week
Caving helmet (incl. caving helmet with headlamp and pads) $7 $12 $17
Climbing/bouldering package (incl. crashpad and climbing shoes) $7 $12 $17
Climbing shoes $6 $12 $24
Winter Equipment Per Day Weekend Week
*Cross country skis (incl. boots and poles) $7 $12 $17
*Ice skates (figure or hockey) $5 $8 $10
Ice skate sharpening $8 N/A N/A
Snowboard package (incl. board, boots, and helmet) $25 $40 $70
Snowboard only $15 $25 $45
Snowboard boots or helmet only $7 $12 $17
*Snowshoes $7 $12 $17
"Per Day"  - check out equipment one day and return the next day.
"Weekend"  - check out equipment Thursday-Monday or Friday-Tuesday.
"Week"  - check out equipment on any day of week and return by same day the following week (i.e, Fri-Fri).
Sports Equipment Per Day Weekend Week
Badminton package  (incl. net, standards, 2 shuttlecocks and 4 racquets) $7 $12 $17
Bags package $7 $12 $17
Basketball (outdoor composite) $3 $4 $5
Bocce ball set $3 $6 $10
Disc golf set (Includes driver, mid-range and putter) $3 $4 $5
Field cones (set of four) and/or flip score $3 $4 $5
Flag football package (incl. belts, balls, cones and flip score) $7 $12 $17
Football $3 $4 $5
Frisbee (light-up) $1 $2 $5
Kickball package (incl. bases, ball and flip score) $7 $12 $17
*Rollerblade package K2 Women and Men (incl. helmet and pads) $7 $12 $17
Slackline package $7 $12 $17
Soccer ball $3 $4 $5
Softball package (incl. 2 bats, softballs, bases and flip score) $7 $12 $17
Softball (12" or 16") and/or softball bat (aluminum) $3 $4 $5
Tennis racquet $3 $4 $5
Tent, canopy popup (10' x 10') $15 $20 $30
Volleyball $3 $4 $5
Volleyball package (incl. net, standards and volleyball) $7 $12 $17
"Per Day"  - check out equipment one day and return the next day.
"Weekend"  - check out equipment Thursday-Monday or Friday-Tuesday.
"Week"  - check out equipment on any day of week and return by same day the following week (i.e, Fri-Fri).
Sports Items Per Day Weekend Week
Basketball (outdoor composite) $3 $4 $5
Climbing shoes $3 $4 $5
Field cones (set of four) and/or flip score $3 $4 $5
Football $3 $4 $5
Soccer ball $3 $4 $5
Softball (12" or 16") and/or softball bat (aluminum) $3 $4 $5
Tennis racquet $3 $4 $5
Tent, canopy popup (10' x 10') $15 $20 $30
Volleyball $2 $3 $4
Water Gear Per Day Weekend Week
East Lagoon rentals: canoe, standup paddleboard, sit-in-kayak (pick up your gear and key at the AC) $20 $25 $45
Canoe (incl. 2 paddles, 2 PFDs and car-top kit) $20 $25 $45
Sit-on-top kayak (incl. paddle, PFD and car-top kit) $20 $25 $45
Sit-in kayak $20 $25 $45
Standup paddleboard (incl. paddle, PFD, and car-top kit) $20 $25 $45
Inflatable standup paddleboard (incl. paddle, PFD and pump) $30 $45 $65
Aluminum canoe (incl. 2 paddles, 2 PFDs and car-top kit) $30 $45 $65
Kevlar canoe (incl. 2 paddles, 2 PFDs and car-top kit)
- can be rented at decreased rate for people with physical limitations
$60 $135 $260
*Canoe or kayak car-top kit $3 $5 $7
Dry bag - small $3 $5 $7
Dry bag - large $4 $6 $8
Canoe seat cushion or chair $3 $5 $7
Paddle (from 4' - 5.5') $3 $5 $7
Personal flotation device (life jacket) $3 $5 $7
Wetsuit $3 $5 $7
Canoe or kayak trailer (need prior approval and copy of certificate of insurance, minimum 4 canoes required to rent) $50 $120 $225
"Per Day"  - check out equipment one day and return the next day.
"Weekend"  - check out equipment Thursday-Monday or Friday-Tuesday.
"Week"  - check out equipment on any day of week and return by same day the following week (i.e, Fri-Fri).