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We've seen significant demand to climb this winter season. Thank you for your patience as we navigate capacity and continue to ensure the safety of those in our community. Expanded access:
  • OAC Climbing Gym expanded hours:
    • Beginning January 2nd, we will add a session from 12p-1:50p. Existing timeslots at 2p, 4, and 6p remain.
The capacity meter below is relevant only for the OAC Climbing Gym.
The RSVP system will continue:
  • Sessions available: 12p-1:50p, 2p-3:50p, 4p-5:50p, 6p-7:50p. RSVP’s will be forfeited if climbers do not arrive within 20 minutes of session start time or we receive no other communication from you.
  • Climbers can RSVP for up to 2 sessions in any 7 day period + no more than 1 session per day.
  • Walk ups are welcomed, but session RSVP’s will be granted priority in access.
  • If you are having trouble securing an RSVP through the portal below, email us at outdoorrec@unl.edu.
Gym operations at this time:
  • OAC Climbing Gym Capacity: 20 climbers
  • Classic Wall Capacity: 6 climbers
  • Climbing is available for Climbers with a Pass. If you do not currently possess a pass with our gym, but pass a Top Rope or Lead Climbing/Belay Skills check we can discuss pass options for you.
  • Masks will be required at all times, even while climbing. 6’ of physical distancing is expected of all climbers. Please be mindful to comply with these expectations in the gym.
  • All seating areas, door handles, cubbies and metal climbing gear will be wiped down and sanitized between climbing sessions. Please be aware, due to the nature of climbing holds, we cannot sanitize holds in between use. We do not recommend you resume climbing if you or people in your social network are at a high risk for COVID.
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Outdoor Adventures Equipment Rentals Are Available!

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General Information

Outdoor Adventures is located at the University of Nebraska Outdoor Adventures Center. (930 N. 14th Street, just north of 14th & W Street intersection). There is 30 minute parking on the east side of the Outdoor Adventures Center for equipment pick-up.

Campus Recreation welcomes persons with all abilities. Please inquire about the availability of accommodations for special needs. Campus Recreation accepts cash/check, NCard, Visa, and MasterCard.

Rental Policies

Members, guests, and the general public are eligible to rent equipment. A rental day is 24 hours.

  1. Reservations must be paid in full at the time of reservation.
  2. All rental equipment is to be used as intended by manufacturer. Customers are encouraged to request a demonstration in the proper use of all equipment rental items prior to leaving the Outdoor Adventures Center.
  3. Rented equipment must be returned on the due date and time on your receipt. Please allow up to 30 minutes to set-up gear upon rental return.
  4. Late Fees will be charged for each item for each day in excess of the Due Date & Time.
  5. Cleaning, Damage or Replacement Fees may be assessed by staff upon rental return.
  6. Items which are not returned within 3 days of Due Date will be charged for 3 days of Late Fees per item, plus full Replacement Cost of the equipment.
  7. Cancellation/Refund Policy
    • Cancellation due to COVID-19 illness/ exposure before rental will result in a refund.
    • Cancellations more than 48 hours prior to the Pick-Up Date/ Time = Full Refund
    • Cancellations within 48 hour prior to the Pick-Up Date/ Time = No Refund
  8. Failure to return rental equipment or pay for the lost/damaged equipment may result in one or more of the following:
    • Suspension of rental privileges
    • Suspension of Campus Recreation facility access
    • Placing an academic hold on your registration and records
    • Submitting case to UNL Police

Paddling

PADDLING 1-Day 2-Day 3-Day Each additional day
Kayak Package* STUDENT / MEMBER $12.00 $24.00 $30.00 $6.00
(Includes accessories) GENERAL PUBLIC $27.00 $54.00 $67.50 $13.50
Canoe Package* STUDENT / MEMBER $12.00 $24.00 $30.00 $6.00
(Includes accessories) GENERAL PUBLIC $27.00 $54.00 $67.50 $13.50
Stand-Up Paddleboard Package* STUDENT / MEMBER $12.00 $24.00 $30.00 $6.00
(Includes accessories) GENERAL PUBLIC $27.00 $54.00 $67.50 $13.50
Includes Accessories: One Life Jacket and One Paddle per seat is included in the rental fee. Stand Up Paddleboards are intended for one person. Pads and straps are available to secure rented watercraft to your personal vehicle at no charge.

Hike + Camp + Climb

HIKE + CAMP + CLIMB 1-Day 2-Day 3-Day Each additional day
Backpack STUDENT / MEMBER $6.00 $12.00 $15.00 $3.00
  GENERAL PUBLIC $8.00 $16.00 $20.00 $4.00
Tent 3- or 4-person STUDENT / MEMBER $8.00 $16.00 $20.00 $4.00
  GENERAL PUBLIC $10.00 $20.00 $25.00 $5.00
Sleeping Bag, 15°/45° STUDENT / MEMBER $6.00 $12.00 $15.00 $3.00
  GENERAL PUBLIC $8.00 $16.00 $20.00 $4.00
Sleeping Pad STUDENT / MEMBER $1.00 $2.00 $2.50 $0.50
  GENERAL PUBLIC $1.00 $2.00 $2.50 $0.50
Backpacking Chair STUDENT / MEMBER $3.00 $6.00 $7.50 $1.50
  GENERAL PUBLIC $4.00 $8.00 $10.00 $2.00
2-Burner Stove / Backpacking Stove STUDENT / MEMBER $5.00 $10.00 $12.50 $2.50
(Includes propane bottle/20 oz fuel) GENERAL PUBLIC $7.00 $14.00 $17.50 $3.50
Extra Camp Fuel STUDENT / MEMBER $1.00 $2.00 $2.50 $0.50
(Extra 20 oz bottle) GENERAL PUBLIC $1.00 $2.00 $2.50 $0.50
Cook Set STUDENT / MEMBER $2.00 $4.00 $5.00 $1.00
  GENERAL PUBLIC $3.00 $6.00 $7.50 $1.50
Trekking Poles STUDENT / MEMBER $3.00 $6.00 $7.50 $1.50
(Pair) GENERAL PUBLIC $4.00 $8.00 $10.00 $2.00
Rock Climbing Shoes STUDENT / MEMBER $3.00 $6.00 $7.50 $1.50
(Pair) GENERAL PUBLIC $5.00 $10.00 $12.50 $2.50
Bouldering Crash Pad STUDENT / MEMBER $8.00 $16.00 $20.00 $4.00
  GENERAL PUBLIC $10.00 $20.00 $25.00 $5.00

Cookout + Picnic

COOKOUT + PICNIC 1-Day 2-Day 3-Day Each additional day
Ice Chest or Water Cooler STUDENT / MEMBER $4.00 $8.00 $10.00 $2.00
  GENERAL PUBLIC $5.00 $10.00 $12.50 $2.50
Games STUDENT / MEMBER $2.00 $4.00 $5.00 $1.00
(Kuub, Bocci, Horseshoes) GENERAL PUBLIC $3.00 $6.00 $7.50 $1.50
Slack Line STUDENT / MEMBER $5.00 $10.00 $12.50 $2.50
(1 in. or 2 in. thick) GENERAL PUBLIC $8.00 $16.00 $20.00 $4.00
6 FT. Super Travel Grill* STUDENT / MEMBER $50.00 $100.00 $125.00 $25.00
*equipped with storage coolers GENERAL PUBLIC $75.00 $150.00 $187.50 $37.50

Winter + Snow

WINTER + SNOW 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day each additional day
Cross Country Ski Package STUDENT / MEMBER $10.00 $20.00 $25.00 $5.00
(Includes skis, boots & poles GENERAL PUBLIC $15.00 $30.00 $37.50 $7.50
Snow Shoes STUDENT / MEMBER $8.00 $16.00 $20.00 $4.00
(Includes poles) GENERAL PUBLIC $12.00 $24.00 $30.00 $6.00

Biking

BIKING 1-Day 2-Day 3-Day Each additional day
Single Speed STUDENT / MEMBER $10.00 $20.00 $25.00 $5.00
  GENERAL PUBLIC $20.00 $40.00 $50.00 $10.00
Mountain Bike STUDENT / MEMBER $15.00 $30.00 $37.50 $7.50
  GENERAL PUBLIC $30.00 $60.00 $75.00 $15.00
Touring Bike STUDENT / MEMBER $15.00 $30.00 $37.50 $7.50
  GENERAL PUBLIC $30.00 $60.00 $75.00 $15.00
Touring Package STUDENT / MEMBER $6.00 $12.00 $15.00 $3.00
(Front & rear pnnniers
or bike trailer)
GENERAL PUBLIC $8.00 $16.00 $20.00 $4.00
3 Bike Rack STUDENT / MEMBER $7.00 $14.00 $17.50 $3.50
(Most vehicles) GENERAL PUBLIC $10.00 $20.00 $25.00 $5.00
5 Bike Rack STUDENT / MEMBER $7.00 $14.00 $17.50 $3.50
(Requires 2 in. receiver hitch) GENERAL PUBLIC $10.00 $20.00 $25.00 $5.00

Hunting/Photography Gear

Hunting/Photography Gear* Daily 3-Day (Weekend) 7-Day (Week)
Blinds (Layout/pop-up) STUDENT / MEMBER $3.00 $6.00 $12.00
  GENERAL PUBLIC $6.00 $12.00 $16.00
Duck Decoy set (14 birds) STUDENT / MEMBER $3.00 $6.00 $12.00
  GENERAL PUBLIC $6.00 $12.00 $16.00
Turkey Decoy STUDENT / MEMBER $3.00 $6.00 $12.00
  GENERAL PUBLIC $6.00 $12.00 $16.00

*Equipment rental thanks to the generous support by the National Wild Turkey Federation Rental equipment supported by National Wild Turkey Federation

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