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Due to high demand and our limited capacity in the gym (15 climbers), you now have the option to reserve climbing sessions. To ensure equitable access to climb we've set up the RSVP system with the following parameters:
  • Sessions are set for 2p-3:50p; 4p-5:50p; 6-7:50p. You can arrive up to 20 minutes after the start of the session, but after that we will give your spot to any waiting climbers.
  • Climbers can claim up to 2 sessions in any 7-day period and no more than 1 session per day
  • Walk-ups are still welcome, but session RSVP's will be granted priority in access.
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Climbing is open for those climbers who want to get back in the gym. However, in light of the risks associated with COVID community spread, things will be a bit different.

We are excited to see folks in the gym again.

  • Space in the gym will be limited to 15 total climbers at any time. We will revisit this cap as the risk of COVID in our community subsides.
  • Try-it climbs are available for UNL students. Times can be reserved at the following link: Try-It
  • Anyone can register for Climbing Basics instruction at Climbing Basics registration
  • Masks will be required at all times, even while climbing.
  • 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.
  • Passholders with a monthly pass, billing will resume in August. Be watching for more details.

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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