Outdoor Rental Center

Equipment Rental 

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. For more information, please call (330) 672-7625 to speak to an Adventure Center staff member.

See charts below for specific pricing.


Reservations appointments are required. Payment is required at time of reservation.

  • Over the Phone: Please call (330) 672-7625 to speak to an Adventure Center staff member during operating hours. You may use a credit or debit card to pay.
  • In Person: Rentals can only be reserved at the Climbing Wall office. If you are unfamiliar with our building, please stop by the Welcome Desk when you enter, and they can direct you to us. 

Picking Up a Reservation

Appointments are required to pick up your reservation. 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 Welcome Desk, 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. 

Returning a Reservation

Appointments are required to drop off your reservation. 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 Welcome Desk staff 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 plus labor.
  • Late Fee: Equipment day rental fee by number of days