Students, faculty, staff, and community members can rent anything from backpacks to snowshoes to sleeping bags. OERC is located on the ground floor of Base Camp.

Outdoor Education Equipment Rentals

Rental Hours

Effective 5/6/19, summer rental hours are by appointment only. Call 315-228-7972 or email outdoored@colgate.edu with any questions or to make an appointment.

During late May and during 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.

Regular hours will resume on the first day of fall classes.

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.