COVID-19 Outdoor Adventures FAQ

What Outdoor Adventures programs will be available?
At this time, we will only be offering equipment rentals through a reservation process. These rentals will include outdoor equipment, as well as sports equipment and lawn games. To request equipment, fill out this Rental Request Form, at least 3 business days before your desired pickup date.

Can I still rent outdoor equipment?
Yes! Equipment Rentals will be scheduled in advanced and picked up at the Outdoor Adventures Rental Center, behind Card Gym. To request equipment, fill out this Rental Request Form. Rentals are available for Rec & P.E. members as well as non-members from the Duke Community.

Hours for equipment pickup can be found on our reopening page. Credit card payment only!

After your reservation request is approved, you'll receive a confirmation email outlining the details of your rental. Prior to your pickup date you will receive an invoice with directions to pay online. If unable to process payment online, you will need to call and process payment over the phone.

How will social distancing protocol be enforced during Outdoor Adventure programming?
Equipment pick-ups and drop-off will be contactless. Upon arrival, OA staff will have your reservation in a bin labeled with your name. Upon return, the renter will place equipment directly into a bin to be cleaned/disinfected by OA staff.

A mask is required while picking up or dropping off equipment rentals. We will limit the number of renters picking up or dropping off at one time by assigning designated pick-up/drop-off times. Available times will be indicated by the renter during the reservation process. 

How will spaces and equipment be sanitized?
All equipment will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected upon return in accordance with CDC and manufacturer recommendations.

When will the Indoor Climbing Wall re-open?
Due to cleaning protocol and management in connection to CDC guidelines, the Indoor Climbing wall will be closed until further notice. Communication regarding future hours of operation will be provided on our website and social media platforms (@dukerec).