Welcome to the Outpost, Duke’s go-to spot for the outdoor adventure enthusiasts!
The Outpost has moved! It is now located at the Climbing Wall and is run by the Outdoor Adventures program.
All gear requests are now made online! Requests are granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please allow at least 2 business days for your request to be processed. Once your request has been reviewed by our staff you will receive a rental confirmation email giving you the details of what we have available.
Summer 2016 Hours: (effective May 18-June 30)
Monday -Thursday: 5:00-8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
|2 Burner Stove
(Includes 1 can of fuel)
(Includes 1 set of batteries)
(Includes 1 set of batteries)
|Rock Climbing Bouldering Pads:|
|Extra Large (5″)||$10||$15|
|Large (70 qt – 100 cans)||$7||$10|
|Small (28 qt – 40 cans)||$4||$7|
|Canoe (3 seater)||$25||$45|
|Stand Up Paddleboard (11’4 & 10’4)||$25||$45|
|Dry Bag (Small)||$4||$7|
*Canoe and Paddleboard rentals include paddles and life jackets.
** OA will provide straps and pads to tie canoes and paddleboards to vehicles but it is the renters responsibility to porperly secure all paddling equipment for transportation.
Outdoor Equipment Rental Policies
Please read and understand the following Equipment Rental Program policies to ensure that your rental process runs smoothly
Duke University assumes no responsibility for accidents or injuries resulting from the use of rented equipment.
Payment must be paid in full at time of equipment pick up. We accept cash, check, or FLEX. Checks can be made payable to: Duke University. Returned checks will be assessed a $50 fee. No credit or refund will be issued for items not used or items returned early.
A $20 refundable deposit must be paid when equipment is picked up. The deposit must be made in cash or check. This deposit will be returned if all equipment is brought back clean, on time, and in good condition. The customer will forfeit the deposit if the equipment requires maintenance/repairs or excessive cleaning. If the cost of the damages exceeds $20, the renter will be assessed additional fees to cover the repairs.
All cancellations should be made at least two business days prior to the rental start date. If the Outpost is not notified two days prior (enough time to make the equipment available to other renters), a cancellation fee of $10 might be assessed. Cancellations can be made via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (919)684-0691.
If renting equipment for a group, the individual renting the equipment is responsible for all equipment and any possible fees. Equipment items should be picked up and returned all at once, not in shifts.
LATE & MISSING EQUIPMENT
All equipment must be checked in with an Outdoor Adventures staff member during operating hours at the time specified on the rental agreement. Renters will be charged the 1-3 day rental rate for each item not returned between 1-3 days. After 3 days, the renter will be charged the 4-7 day rental rate for each item (in addition to the 1-3 day late fee). This will continue until the gear is returned. However, if the equipment is not returned within three weeks of the scheduled return due date, the renter will be charged full retail value of the item and shipping costs. Renters will be charged full retail value and shipping costs for any missing equipment.
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