Outdoor Equipment Rental Rates and Policies

Rental Hours

Outdoor Education Rental Center

OERC (Outdoor Education Rental Center) is a student run rental center; hours fluctuate based on the academic calendar. The center opens on the first day of fall classes. We are closed during fall break, Thanksgiving break and spring break.

We are open by appointment only during winter break and summer break. Please refer to the calendar below for hours and information.  Call 315-228-7972 or email outdoored@colgate.edu with any questions or to make an appointment.

Please note that during late May and Wilderness Adventure  (the entire month of August) rental equipment may be in limited supply or completely unavailable due to the high volume of trips taking place. 


Rental Rates & Policies

See our current rental rates and policies.

Rental Days

Rental fees will be charged for every day that equipment is in your possession.

Late Returns

For each day late, renters will be charged 1/2 of the "24 hour" rate per day for each item.

Damaged Gear

A repair/replacement fee may be charged.

3-Hour Rentals

Items must be picked up and dropped off on the same day (i.e. during OERC open hours).

We do not rent the following gear to the public: climbing harnesses, ropes, webbing, hardware, ice climbing tools, boats, PFDs, avalanche gear, or first aid kits.