BHSU Outdoor Gear Rental Center

The academic Outdoor Education Program provides Outdoor Gear rental as a service to our students and local community. 

Office Location:
Donald Young Center Annex (2nd floor; north side; by garage door).
Fall 2017 Hours: By appointment when the OE program coordinator is in town. Please plan well in advanced to be able to access gear!
Phone: (605) 642-6027
Email: christine.mccart@bhsu.edu

Who can rent outdoor Gear? Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community Members

Payment and deposit due at pick up; at this time we can only accept cash or check made out to “BHSU.”

  On Campus Prices
(Students, Faculty, Staff)
Community/Public Prices
Backpacking/Camping Weekend
(Fri.-Mon.)
Additional
Day
Week
(F-F/M-M)
Weekend
(Fri.-Mon.)
Additional
Day

Week
(F-F/M-M)
Backpack (internal frame Deuter®) $8 $2 $14 $12 $3 $21
Bear Canister $3 $1 $6 $4 $1 $7
Compass (Silver Polaris®) $3 $1 $6 $4 $1 $6
Cook Stove and Fuel Bottle (MSR Whisper Light®) $7 $2 $13 $8 $2 $14
Cook Stove (MSR Pocket Rocket®)
MSR fuel canister not included
$5 $1 $8 $7 $2 $13
MSR® 2-Pot Cook Kit with Lid & Pot Grip $4 $1 $7 $5 $1 $8
GPS (Garmin eTrex®) $6 $2 $12 $8 $2 $14
Headlamp batteries not included $3 $1 $6 $5 $1 $8
Sleeping Bag (30 or 0 Degrees) $8 $2 $14 $12 $3 $21
Sleeping Pad (closed-cell foam) $3 $1 $6 $4 $1 $7
Tent (2/3 People) $8 $2 $14 $12 $3 $21
Water Sports
Weekend
(Fri.-Mon.)
Additional
Day
Week
(F-F/M-M)
Weekend
(Fri.-Mon.)
Additional
Day
Week
(F-F/M-M)
Canoe
(incl. 3 PFD's, throw rope, bilge pump, car rack & 3 paddles)
$45 $13 $84 $67
$17 $118
Fly-Fishing Rod, Reel, Line & Case (2 pc. Cabela's® rod)
knotless leader, flies & sunglasses not included
$7
$2 $13
$9
$2 $13
Sit-on-Top Kayak (includes PFD, throw rope, paddle) $25
$7 $46 $35
$9 $62
Kayak, White Water
(includes PFD, throw rope, helmet, spray skirt & paddle)
$28
$8 $50 $38
$9 $65
Paddle (Canoe or Kayak) $5 $2 $11 $5
$2 $11
PFD (Type III) $4
$1 $7 $4
$1 $7
Winter Recreation Weekend
(Fri.-Mon.)
Additional
Day
Week
(F-F/M-M)
 Weekend
(Fri.-Mon.)
 Additional
Day
 Week
(F-F/M-M)
Cross Country Ski Package (Fisher® skis, boots, poles) $12
$3 $21
$15
$4 $28
Poles (classic or trak touring) $4
$1 $7 $5
$2 $11
Snowshoes (MSR® Evo) $8
$2 $14 $12
$3 $22

Outdoor Rental Policies and Procedures

OE Staff Must Be Present for Equipment Check Out and Check In
In the summer of 2017, rentals are by appointment only. The program is not staffed in the summer, and the OE program coordinator is out of town 6 weeks this summer, so plan well in advance in order to access gear you want to rent. Please email christine.mccart@bhsu.edu to schedule an appointment. 

Deposit
In addition to normal rental fees associated with gear, all rentals require a holding deposit in the form of cash or check. The deposit is $25 or 50% of total rental fee, whichever is higher. In the event that gear is returned late, damaged, or unclean, deposits will be cashed and utilized to cover these costs; if the amount is larger, renters will be contacted within a week with the total fee. Fees must be paid within 5 business days or rental privileges will be lost.

Due Dates and Late Fees
All equipment is due on the date and time specified on the Rental Agreement Form that is completed at equipment pick up. Renters are charged the "day" rate for each day the equipment is late; fees continue to accrue until the equipment is returned.

Damage and Replacement Fee
If any part of equipment is damaged, lost, and/or rendered permanently unusable, the charge will be equivalent to the replacement value of the entire item. If a part is broken or lost and can be replaced, the cost of the part will be assigned as a damage fee. This will be deducted from your deposit; if the amount is larger, renters will be contacted within a week with the total fee. Fees must be paid within 5 business days or you will lose rental privileges, BHSU administrative staff may be notified, and a noticed may be placed in campus communications.

Cleaning Fee
Renters who return excessively dirty or wet equipment will be charged a cleaning fee appropriate to the offense. The cleaning fee will vary; the maximum is $20. Renters are strongly encouraged to clean off and DRY ALL rented equipment items.

Acknowledgement of Policies, Risk and Release of Claims
In order to rent gear, the renter must read and sign an acknowledgement of Policies, Risk, and Release of Claims form.