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Adventure Equipment Rentals

Taking your own adventure? Get the proper gear by visiting the UREC Adventure Center! Please review the following information to learn all about the Adventure Rental Equipment that is available to you!

Renting Adventure Equipment

1) When to rent: To rent Adventure Equipment, visit the Adventure Center in person during Rental Hours. No reservations will be taken over the phone or online and equipment is available on a first come, first serve basis. 

2) Pick up and Drop off: When picking up and dropping off large equipment, please use the Adventure Center vestibule parking space on the east side of UREC. See the aerial map for accessing this space here. You must have a permit to park in this space. For small items, you can also pick them up in the Adventure Center by entering UREC through the Welcome Center (JAC or URAC card required for entry), turning left, and continuing to the end of the hall to the Adventure Center. Note: bicycles, boats, and other large pieces of equipment are not permitted to be carried through UREC and must be checked out at the vestibule. 

Due to campus construction causing temporary closure on Driver Drive May 2018-Summer 2019, here are tips to access to the Adventure Center Pick Up/Drop Off Vestibule.

  • Approach UREC from University Boulevard Convo D Lot. Proceed to the University Gate at the top of the sidewalk leading to Duke Dog Alley. Use the phone located on the gate to call the Adventure Center, who will be able to raise the gate for you for pick up or drop off.
  • Drive slowly and carefully in front of UREC to the Adventure Center, using caution for pedestrians and utilize the 15 minute parking space while renting. Information will be provided via the Adventure Staff regarding the exit route.
  • During this period of time, unfortunately there will be no access to the Adventure Center via vehicle on JMU home football game Saturdays. If you wish to rent an item on a football Saturday, you may pick it up on Friday and return it Sunday for the daily rate.

3) Payment procedures: In order to rent equipment you must have an active membership through UREC and a JAC or URAC card with FLEX on it. At check out, you will pay all applicable rental fees and deposits using FLEX

Using Flex: You can add money to your FLEX account in three ways; 1) Online: Online instructions can be found here ($2.50 convenience fee) 2) By phone: Call Card Cervices at 540-568-6446 (no convenience fee) during their office hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. 3) Using cash: There is a cash FLEX machine at the Welcome Center in UREC.

4) Returning Equipment: When you return your equipment, cleaning fees for basic equipment will be assessed and additional fees will be assessed within one week of returning gear. Additional fees may include: extra cleaning, mismatched gear, missing gear, etc. Then, your full or a portion of your deposit will be returned accordingly to your FLEX account.

Rental Items and Price List

UREC Adventure has hundreds of items available for rent out of the UREC Adventure Center for all of your adventure needs! Please review the type of rental equipment available below and visit our Price List for information. 

Camping and Backpacking
Adventure Rental Equipment Camping

Items available:

  • Alps tents (2 & 4 person) & Backpacking tents (2 & 3 person)
  • Tarps (8'x10' & 12'x16')
  • Sleeping bags (-20, 0, 20, 40 & 45 degree) & Sleeping pads (foam & egg crate)
  • Hammocks 
  • Cooking equipment (fry pans, pots, spatulas, single or double burner stoves)
  • Lanterns & Trowels
  • Backpacks (50L or 55L)

Price List: See full list here.

Deposit for basic camping gear: $25 per JAC 
Deposit for all other camping and backpacking gear: $15 per JAC 

Bouldering
Adventure Rental Equipment Bouldering

Items available:

  • Climbing shoes
  • Crash pad

Price List: See full list here.

Deposit for all bouldering rentals: $15 per JAC

Biking
Adventure Rental Equipment Biking

Items available:

  • Commuter/hybrid bicycle package (commuter bicycle, helmet, lock, and lights)
  • Mountain Bicycle package (mountain bicycle, helmet, lock, and lights)
  • Bicycle Basket (commuter/hybrid bikes only)
  • Water bottle 
  • 2 Bicycle Car Rack 

Price List: See full list here.

Deposit for biking rentals: $15 per JAC

Fishing
Adventure Rental Equipment Fly Fishing

Items available:

  • Fly fishing kit

Price List: See full list here.

Deposit for all fishing gear: $15 per JAC

Water Sports
Adventure Rental Equipment Water Sports

Items available:

  • Canoe packages
  • Kayak packages
  • Stand Up Paddle Board packages
  • Wet suits
  • Life jackets and personal flotation devices (PFDs)
  • Car Top Kits

Price List: See full list here.

Deposit for all water sports rentals: $15 per JAC

Hours of Operation

Items must be rented and returned within the Adventure Center Rental hours, any renter who leaves items unattended or anywhere else in UREC will lose their deposit and possibly incur additional fees.

*Certain items may only be rented between Thursday-Monday each week due to demand. Please see our Rental Items and Price List for more information.

Equipment Pick-up and Drop-off

Interior Entrance: Enter UREC through the Welcome Center (JAC or URAC card required for entry). Immediately turn left and continue to the end of the hall. Enter the Adventure Center and proceed to the far right service desk where our staff will be ready to help you during rental hours. 

Exterior Entrance: During rental hours, you may enter the Adventure Center Pick-Up and Drop-Off vestibule located on the east side of UREC. If you are driving a vehicle, there is one 15-minute parking spot for equipment pick-up and drop-off only. Please note this is not a facility entrance and if you wish to enter UREC, you must exit the vestibule and enter UREC through the Main Entrance (H).

Due to campus construction causing temporary closure on Driver Drive May 2018-Summer 2019, here are tips to access to the Adventure Center Pick Up/Drop Off Vestibule.

  • Approach UREC from University Boulevard Convo D Lot. Proceed to the University Gate at the top of the sidewalk leading to Duke Dog Alley. Use the phone located on the gate to call the Adventure Center, who will be able to raise the gate for you for pick up or drop off.
  • Drive slowly and carefully in front of UREC to the Adventure Center, using caution for pedestrians and utilize the 15 minute parking space while renting. Information will be provided via the Adventure Staff regarding the exit route.
  • During this period of time, unfortunately there will be no access to the Adventure Center via vehicle on JMU home football game Saturdays. If you wish to rent an item on a football Saturday, you may pick it up on Friday and return it Sunday for the daily rate.

 

Policies and Procedures

Additional Policies

  • Rentals are available for those with valid JAC or URAC cards.
  • All fees must be paid using FLEX.
  • Additional fees assessed within the week upon the return of all gear. Examples of additional fees include but not limited to: Extra cleaning, mismatching gear, lost and damages fees.
  • Break Weeks will use the prices listed for 7 Day Rental, all rentals for break weeks will be due back the Monday following the break.
  • JACs with overdue items will be charge a $10 late fee PER DAY until the item(s) are returned.
  • Items MUST be rented and returned within the Adventure Center Rental Hours, any renter who leaves items unattended or anywhere else in UREC will lose their deposit and possibly incur additional fees.


Rental Procedure Example

  • Come to the Adventure Center during Rental Hours
  • Select the items you'd like to rent 
  • Pay Rental Fees according to length of rental
  • Pay deposit fees ($25 for basic equipment, $15 for all other equipment)
  • Enjoy the equipment!
  • Return the equipment during Rental Hours
  • Pay cleaning fees if applicable
  • Get your deposit back on FLEX or incur additional fees if applicable
Contact Us

Questions? Call us at 540-568-8880 during rental hours or contact the Coordinator of Adventure & TEAM Programs!

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