Phone: 616-331-3226

Only GVSU students, faculty, & staff may rent OAC equipment.

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Rates Explanation:

Please see the Equipment Rental Price List for specific prices.

Same Day - Equipment is rented and returned on the same day it is rented.  This rental length is not available for all equipment.

Daily - Equipment is returned before noon on the third day of possession.  Example: pick up Monday after 12pm, enjoy through Tuesday, return on Wednesday before 12pm.

Weekend - Equipment is picked up on Friday after 12pm and returned Monday before 12pm.

Weekly - Equipment is returned before 12pm on the eighth day of possession.  Example: pick up on Monday and due before 12pm the following Tuesday.

Rental Information

The Outdoor Adventure Center is located inside the Climbing Center and operated by its staff.

Rentals are available to GVSU students, faculty, and staff only. 

Your G# is required for all rentals and reservations.

Equipment is available to rent on a first come, first served basis during our regular hours of operation unless reserved at least 48 hours in advance.  Rental pick-ups and drop-offs are available outside of normal operating hours.  Contact Joe Bitely, OAC manager to arrange a before or after hours pick-up or drop-off.

All Renters are responsible for checking all equipment before they leave the Outdoor Adventure Center and agree to accept the equipment “as is” once they walk out the door. 

The rental process:
•  View the Equipment page to decide which specific items you need
•  Call the Climbing Center to check equipment quantities and availability (331.3226)
•  Go to the Climbing Center during any of their Open Hours to pick up and pay for equipment.  Save time by printing, reading, & signing our Rental Agreement Form before you visit.  If you are renting a kayak, you will also need our Kayak Liability Agreement.
Note:  If renting a kayak, it is the renter's responsibility to secure and transport the vessel.  Due to liability reasons, OAC staff may not assist with securing the boat to your vehicle.  Please refer to the Kayak Owners Manual '09 for information on securing and transporting kayaks.


Although reserving equipment is not required, it is a great way to ensure equipment is available when you need it.  To reserve equipment from the OAC please fill out our Reservation Request Form and fax or bring it to the Outdoor Adventure Center during open hours.

Reservations must be made at least 48 hours and up to 30 days in advance.

Other Costs/ Fees

Deposits - A deposit equal to each item's daily (or same day if applicable) rental rate is required at the time of reservation.  To avoid GVSU's lengthy refund process, a credit card is required for all reservations but will not be charged for the deposit unless cancellation fees apply (see below).

Late Fee -  Late fees begin the day after the due date and are assessed at each item's daily rate until the equipment is returned.

 Damage Fee -  Equipment that is returned with damage deemed by management to have not been caused by average use/ wear will result in a damage fee equal to the total cost of repair including but not limited to parts and labor.

Lost/ Stolen Equipment Fee - Renters are responsible for all costs of replacement for equipment that is lost or stolen.  If the exact item is no longer available, a similar product will be purchased as it's replacement.  Equipment not returned after 14 days past the drop-off date will be considered lost/ stolen.

Cleaning Fee -  All items that are not dry and free of foreign substances will be assessed a $10 cleaning fee for each item.

Cancellation Fee -  Reservations cancelled at least 48 hours before the pick-up time will receive a full refund.  Reservations cancelled at least 24 hours before the pick-up will receive 1/2 of the deposit.  Reservations cancelled less than 24 hours before the pick-up are not eligible for a refund.  No rainchecks however, GVSU reserves the right to cancel any reservation due to weather and will refund the full deposit.

  Last Modified Date: March 24, 2014
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