Equipment Rentals

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Outdoor, Sport & Lawn Game Equipment Rentals

Hours, Location & Request Form

All equipment rental pick ups and returns, with the exception of watercraft rentals, will take place at the Outdoor Adventures Rental Center, located behind Card Gym. Canoe, Surf, and Stand Up Paddleboard rentals will take place at East Campus near Brodie Recreation Center. Hours are the following:

  • Mondays: 8:30am-10:00am and 4:00pm-5:30pm
  • Thursday: 4:00pm-5:30pm
  • Fridays: 8:30am-10:00am
Rental Request Form

Use this form to submit a rental request online. Requests should be submitted at least three business days prior to the desired pick up date.

COVID-19 Procedures

  1. RESERVE: Complete the online Equipment Reservation Request above at least 72 hours prior to the desired pick-up.
  2. CONFIRM: Receive confirmation email outlining details of your reservation.
    *Be sure to note your assigned pick-up and return dates and times.
  3. PAYMENT: We only accept Credit Card Payments. After your reservation request is approved, you will receive an invoice to pay online. If you are unable to process payment online, you will need to call and process your payment over the phone. Payment must be completed BEFORE your rental pick-up.
  4. PICK-UP: On the date listed in your confirmation email, you can pick-up your equipment at the Outdoor Adventures Rental Center, located behind Card Gym. You must complete the Duke Symptom Monitoring Survey and be cleared to access campus before your pick-up. 
    *In order to limit the number of people picking up or returning at one time, please be sure to arrive during your designated time slot.
  5. RETURN: On the date indicated in your confirmation email, you can return your equipment at the Outdoor Adventures Center, located behind Card Gym. You must complete the Duke Symptom Monitoring Survey and be cleared to access campus before your return. 
    *Please be sure to thoroughly clean and dry equipment before returning.
Safety Procedures
  • A mask is REQUIRED to be worn while picking up or returning equipment and you must complete the Duke Symptom Monitoring Survey and be cleared to access campus before your pick-up or return.
  • Equipment pick-ups and returns will be contactless. Upon arrival, OA Staff will lay your equipment out on a table for the renter to collect. Upon return, the renter will place equipment directly into a bin to be cleaned/disinfected by OA Staff.
  • All equipment will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, upon return, in accordance with CDC and manufacturer recommendations.
  • All renters must adhere to the Duke Community Responsibility when using equipment rented from Outdoor Adventures.

Group Rentals

Outdoor Adventures offers discounts on equipment rentals to both Duke-affiliated and non-duke affiliated groups. Group Rentals are charged a flat rate per week. Please submit equipment requests at least 2 weeks before your trip. Contact TJ Beezley – with any rental questions and to submit a rental request.

Equipment Rates & Availability

View the sortable list of equipment below for short-term rental rates. This chart lists all pricing, including long-term rental rates (8-10 Day, 11-14 Day, 15+ Day). Starting August 2020 Duke Recreation and Physical Education Members will receive a discount on equipment rentals.

  • 8/13 - 8/31 | SUP, Surfboards, Canoes, Coolers, Stoves, Cooksets, Bear Kegs, Lanterns, Dry Bags, Sports Equipment and Lawn Games
  • Starting 9/3 | Hammocks, Camp Chairs, Backpacks, Crash Pads, Headlamps, and Climbing Shoes

At this time, we do not have a date to start renting Tents, Sleeping Bags, or Sleeping Pads

  • Pricing is based on the rental period, not per day.
  • Canoe and Paddleboard rentals include paddles and life jackets.
  • OA will provide straps and pads to tie canoes, surf boards, and paddleboards to vehicles but it is the renter's responsibility to properly secure all paddling equipment for transportation.
  • Check out our Equipment Rental Resource page for step by step instructions on how to use the equipment. 
For Purchase
  • Canister Fuel (for stoves): $5

Paddling / Watersports

Rock Climbing

Bear Keg

Ice Chests/Coolers

Camping Chairs


  • Headlamp
    Includes 1 set of batteries
    1-3 days:
    4-7 days:
  • Lantern
    Includes one set of batteries
    1-3 days:
    4-7 days:


Cook Sets


Sleeping Pads

Sleeping Bags



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 BEFORE the equipment pick up. No credit or refund will be issued for items not used or items returned early.


All cancellations should be made at least two business days prior to the rental start date. If the Outdoor Adventures Rental Center 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 or phone at (919)684-0691.


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.

For More Information

Contact with any questions you may have.