The Adventure Center offers rentals to anyone, and you do not have to be affiliated with Kent State to rent equipment! We have all of the gear you need for a weekend trip in the woods or a day on the river! Plus, when you rent from us, you have the chance to get advice from experienced Adventure Center staff. Call Blake Osborn at (330)-672-2802 for trip planning advice.
Fall and Spring Semesters:
Monday - Friday 5 - 8 p.m.
Winter and Summer Hours:
Monday, Thursday, and Friday 5 - 8 p.m.
Climbing Wall Office - First Floor
KSU Student Recreation and Wellness Center
1550 Ted Boyd Dr, Kent, OH 44242
It is highly recommended to reserve equipment at least 24 hours in advance to speed up your wait time as it gives us time to prepare your gear the day before you pick it up. Gear availability varies, so we recommend booking well in advance to guarantee that we have what you need for your trip. Payment is required at time of reservation.
Over the Phone:
Please call (330)-672-7625 to speak to an Adventure Center staff member Monday - Friday between 5 - 8 p.m. You may use a credit or debit card to pay.
Rentals can only be reserved at the Climbing Wall office. If you are unfamiliar with our building, please stop by the Pro Shop when you enter, and they can direct you to us.
No need to walk all the way down to the Climbing Wall office if you have already paid in advance. Call (330)-672-7625 when you are on your way to give us an estimated time of arrival, and our staff will meet you at the loading dock to get you quickly outfitted and on your way. The loading dock is located on the far right side of the building if you are facing it from the street, and offers free parking while you are getting your gear. If you prefer to park and come inside first, stop by the Pro Shop, and they will notify the Adventure Center to send staff to meet you in the lobby. You only need to come to the Climbing Wall office if you have not paid for your rental.
Feel free to call us again when you are on your way to return the equipment, and we can meet you at the loading dock again. Please return equipment to Adventure Staff only. A $5 fee will be placed on your account if you leave equipment with the Pro Shop, front desk or with any other staff besides Adventure Center staff. Please refer to our hours of operation as they change seasonally and we cannot accept returns outside of these hours.
Lost Equipment Fee: Actual replacement cost
Excessive Cleaning Fee: $10
*Do not wash sleeping bags and tents, the Adventure Center takes care of this.
Damage Fee: cost of replacement parts and $10 for labor
Late Fee: Equipment day rental fee by number of days