Rec & P.E. offers a variety of camping, watercraft, lawn games and sports equipment to the Duke Community for short or long-term rental periods. Rentals are available to individuals or for larger groups. No Membership is required to rent this equipment though individuals with a Rec & P.E. Membership are eligible for discounted rates. View the rental types below for more information, including prices and rental processes.

There is also a selection of free equipment available to Rec & P.E. Members for use at our various facilities, noted at the bottom of the page.

Individual Equipment Rentals

Individual equipment rentals are open to anyone in the Duke Community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Duke Rec & P.E. members receive a discount on individual equipment rentals.

Click to view Individual Camping Equipment Rates.

Camping equipment rentals such as tents, sleeping bags, stoves, and backpacks are facilitated at the Climbing Wall at Wilson Recreation Center.

To rent camping equipment as an individual:

  1. Submit Rental Request Form at least 3 business days before the desired pick up date.
  2. Receive confirmation of your equipment reservation from MyRec.
  3. Pick up equipment at the Wilson Recreation Center Climbing Wall during operating hours.
  4. Pay for your rental at pick-up with a credit card, check, or your Duke Flex Account.

Watercraft rentals, including canoe, surfboard, and stand up paddleboard, take place on East Campus behind Brodie Recreation Center. Rental includes straps, pads, and guidance to secure watercraft to your vehicle, but it is the renter’s responsibility to properly secure all paddling equipment for transportation.

To rent watercraft as an individual:

  1. Submit Rental Request Form at least 3 business days before the desired pick up date.
  2. Receive confirmation of your equipment reservation and invoice for payment from MyRec.
  3. Complete payment online via MyRec.
  4. Schedule a pick-up time with the Outdoor Adventures staff.
  5. Pick up equipment behind Brodie Recreation Center at scheduled time.

Sport equipment, such as pickleball sets, soccer balls, footballs, and frisbees, can be rented for multi-day use and are facilitated at the Climbing Wall at Wilson Recreation Center.

To rent sport equipment as an individual:

  1. Submit Rental Request Form at least 3 business days before the desired pick up date.
  2. Receive confirmation of your equipment reservation from MyRec.
  3. Pick up equipment at the Wilson Recreation Center Climbing Wall during operating hours.
  4. Pay for your rental at pick-up with a credit card, check, or your Duke Flex Account.

Group Equipment Rentals

Duke-affiliated & non-affiliated groups can rent camping, watercraft, lawn games, and sport equipment for their events and organizations. Group rentals are charged a flat rate per week and requests should be submitted at least 2 weeks before the requested pick-up date.

Group equipment rentals are facilitated at the Wilson Recreation Center. Payments accepted are credit card, check and fund transfer.

Free Equipment Check-Out

Rec & P.E. Members have access to a wide range of standard aquatic, fitness and sport equipment while visiting the recreation centers. These items are free of charge but must be returned prior to the end of your visit to avoid additional charges. To check out one of the items below, present your ID to the Front Desk or Weight Room Desk of either facility, or the equipment will be provided within the program space.

Free Equipment Types

Ask for these items while on the pool deck at either Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion or Brodie Aquatics Center:

  • Kickboards
  • Pull Buoys
  • Fins
  • Aqua Jog Belts
  • Paddles
  • Lifejackets

The equipment in Wilson’s Group Fitness closet, located between the two multipurpose rooms, is available for Members to use. The equipment can only be used inside the multipurpose rooms and is not permitted to leave those designated spaces. Please wipe down and return all equipment to its proper places. If equipment is damaged, please report it to the front desk. Listed below are some of the available equipment.

  • Dumbbells
  • Mats
  • Pilates Balls
  • Yoga Blocks
  • Medicine Balls
  • Yoga Balls
  • Bands

Ask for these items at the Front Desk of Brodie or Wilson Recreation Center and provide an ID for check-out:

  • Basketballs (Large & Small)
  • Squash Goggles, Racquets and Balls (Wilson Only)
  • Racquetball Racquets and Balls
  • Badminton Racquets, Birdies, and Nets
  • Volleyballs
  • Table Tennis Paddles & Balls (Wilson Only)
  • Foosball Balls (Wilson Only)

Ask for these items at the Front Desk of Brodie Recreation Center or Weight Room Desk of Wilson Recreation Center and provide an ID for check-out:

  • Belts
  • Resistance Bands

Other equipment that can be found for open use on the Weight Room Floor at either location:

  • Medicine Balls
  • Foam Rollers
  • Ab Mats
  • Bosu Balls
  • Stability Balls