Tent and Gear for Rent at the ORC

Rental Hours (spring and fall semester)

  • Mon. – Fri. 10 am to 6 pm
  • Sat. 10 am to 5 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays, WVU holidays and home football games.
  • Break and summer hours vary and will be posted.
    • The Outdoor Recreation Center is currently closed.  We are working on a plan for opening up over the summer but do not have a date set yet.  When we do, we will post information to this page.  

    • For those who have rental gear out currently, it is your responsibility to work with us to return your rental equipment. If you fail to return your equipment or fail to communicate your situation with the Outdoor Recreation Center staff, we reserve the right to charge you late fees up to the replacement cost of the product.  Call the ORC and leave a message # - 304-293-2203.  You can also email Andrew at awalker8@mail.wvu.edu

    • Who Can Rent?

      A variety of quality outdoor gear is available for rental. West Virginia University students, faculty, staff, affiliated employees, and their families are eligible to rent our equipment. A Mountaineer Card must be presented in order to rent.

      Rental Fees

      Rental Prices (pdf). All rental fees must be paid when checking out the gear or when reserving it. Gear can be picked up after 4:00 p.m.(3:00 p.m. in the summer) on the day prior to rental and must be returned to the rental center by 12:00 p.m. on the day following the last rental day. Individuals who return items late will be charged the per day fee.

      Equipment and Pricing

      Summer Gear

      Backpacks
      Item 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
      Internal Frame  $4.50 $7.50 $8.00 $11.50 $15.50 $18.00 $22.00 $3.50
      Bicycles
      Item 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
      Comfort Bicycles $8.50 $14.00 $14.50 $22.00 $29.00 $34.00 $41.00 $7.00
      Mountain Bike $17.50 $28.00 $30.00 $45.00 $60.00 $70.00 $84.00 $14.00
      Bike Rack  $3.00 $5.00 $5.25 $7.75 $10.25 $12.00 $14.50 $2.50
      Child Carrier/Trailer $8.00 $13.00 $13.75 $20.50 $27.25 $32.00 $38.50 $6.50
      Sleeping Bags
      Item 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
      SB - Summer (40°)  $4.00 $6.50 $7.00 $10.25 $13.75 $16.00 $19.25 $3.25
      SB - 3-Season (25°)  $4.50 $7.50 $8.00 $11.50 $15.50 $18.00 $22.00 $3.50
      SB - Winter (0-5°)  $5.50 $9.00 $9.50 $14.00 $18.75 $22.00 $26.50 $4.50
      Sleeping Pads  $1.00 $1.75 $2.00 $2.75 $3.50 $4.00 $5.00 $0.75
      Stoves, Pots, & Water Filtration
      Item 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
      Backpacking Stove $3.00 $5.00 $5.25 $7.75 $10.25 $12.00 $14.50 $2.50
      2 Burner Camp Stove $3.50 $5.75 $6.00 $9.00 $12.00 $14.00 $17.00 $3.00
      Pot Set  $1.00 $1.75 $2.00 $2.75 $3.50 $4.00 $5.00 $0.75
      Platypus Gravity Filter $3.00 $4.50 $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $2.00
      Tents & Tarps
      Item 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
      6-Person Tent $10.00 $16.00 $17.00 $25.50 $34.00 $40.00 $48.00 $8.00
      4-person Tent $8.00 $13.00 $13.75 $20.50 $27.25 $32.00 $38.50 $6.50
      3-person Tent $6.50 $10.50 $11.00 $16.75 $22.00 $26.00 $31.25 $5.25
      2-person Tent $5.25 $8.00 $8.50 $15.00 $20.00 $24.00 $28.00 $4.75
      Tarp $4.50 $7.50 $8.00 $11.50 $15.50 $18.00 $22.00 $3.50
      Expedition Tarp $5.50 $9.00 $9.50 $14.00 $18.75 $22.00 $26.50 $4.50
      Hammock $3.00 $5.00 $5.25 $7.75 $10.25 $12.00 $14.50 $2.50
      Water Sports Gear
      Item 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
      Canoes $17.50 $28.00 $30.00 $45.00 $60.00 $70.00 $84.00 $14.00
      Boat Carrier  $1.50 $2.50 $2.75 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00 $7.25 $1.25
      Kayak 2 Person $17.50 $28.00 $30.00 $45.00 $60.00 $70.00 $84.00 $14.00
      Kayak Rec.  $14.00 $22.50 $24.00 $35.75 $47.75 $56.00 $67.25 $11.25
      S.U.P $13.00 $21.00 $23.00 $33.25 $44.25 $52.00 $62.50 $10.50
      Dry Bag Sm/Med $1.00 $1.75 $2.00 $2.75 $3.50 $4.00 $5.00 $0.75
      Dry Bag Large $2.50 $4.00 $4.25 $6.50 $8.50 $10.00 $12.00 $2.00
      Wet Suit/ Booties $5.50 $9.00 $9.50 $14.00 $18.75 $22.00 $26.50 $4.50
      Splash Top  $2.50 $4.00 $4.25 $6.50 $8.50 $10.00 $12.00 $2.00
      Other Activities
      Item 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
      Slacklines $3.00 $5.00 $5.25 $7.75 $10.25 $12.00 $14.50 $2.50

      Winter Sports Gear

      Downhill Ski Gear
      Item Night 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
      Downhill Ski Package $10.00 $14.00 $22.50 $24.00 $35.75 $47.75 $56.00 $67.25 $11.25
      Skis  $6.00 $10.00 $15.00 $16.00 $23.00 $31.00 $37.00 $44.00 $7.50
      Ski Boots  $3.50 $4.75 $7.50 $8.00 $12.00 $16.00 $18.75 $22.75 $3.75
      Ski Poles $2.00 $3.00 $4.00 $4.50 $6.00 $8.00 $10.00 $12.00 $1.00
      Snowboarding Gear
      Item Night 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
      Snowboard Package  $9.50 $13.00 $21.00 $22.00 $33.25 $44.25 $55.00 $62.50 $10.50
      Snowboard Boots $3.00 $4.00 $7.00 $7.75 $10.00 $14.75 $17.25 $21.00 $3.50
      Snowboard $6.00 $10.00 $15.00 $16.00 $23.00 $31.00 $37.00 $44.00 $7.50
      X-country Ski Gear
      Item Night 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
      X-Country Ski Package  $5.00 $7.25 $11.75 $12.50 $18.50 $24.75 $29.00 $35.00 $6.00
      X-Country Skis $3.75 $5.75 $9.25 $10.00 $14.75 $19.75 $23.00 $27.75 $4.75
      X-Country Ski Boots $2.50 $3.50 $5.75 $6.25 $9.25 $12.50 $19.00 $16.00 $3.00
      X-Country Ski Poles $1.50 $2.00 $3.75 $4.00 $6.00 $8.00 $10.00 $12.00 $2.00
      Winter Gear
      Item Night 1 day 2 days Weekend 3 days 4 days 5 days Week (6/7 days) Extra Days
      Helmet $3.75 $5.00 $8.00 $8.50 $12.75 $17.00 $20.00 $24.00 $4.00
      Snowshoes $3.00 $5.75 $9.25 $10.00 $14.75 $19.75 $23.00 $27.75 $4.75

      Equipment Reservations

      Three season equipment (Not ski gear) may be reserved the week of the rental, starting Monday of each week. To reserve three season gear, renters must call the ORC- (304) 293-2203.  Payment of the rental fee and signing a rental contract will be done at the time of pickup. Reservations must be cancelled more than 24 hours in advance. Patrons will be charged the rental fee if cancellations are not made within 24 hours of the pickup time.

      Additional Charges

      Any gear that is returned dirty or wet can be cleaned or dried by the renter at the rental center, a cleaning fee of $10 will be charged otherwise. If gear is returned damaged, a repair fee will be charged. If gear is lost or destroyed, a replacement fee will be charged. A list of applicable fees is available at the rental center.