Equipment Rental

The NMU Recreational Sports can help you explore the awesome natural environment of the Upper Peninsula with equipment from the equipment rental center. Rental items available include camping, boating and snow equipment such as sleeping bags and cooking stoves, snowshoes and cross country skis, and canoes and kayaks (see full list below). The equipment rental center is near the climbing wall in the Rec Center of the Physical Education and Instructional Facility (PEIF) in Northern Michigan University’s Sports Complex.

 


 

Reserving Equipment

Advanced reservations for rentals are strongly encouraged. Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance with a deposit equal to the item’s daily rental rate.  Reservations will not be held until the deposit is made. Refunds are provided for cancellations made 48 hours in advance of the pick-up date. Those made less than 48 hours in advance will not receive a refund.

A credit card number is required for rental. A credit card slip will be filled out by the renter and held by the rental center until the equipment is returned and its condition is assessed by the gear manager. If financial restitution or cleaning fees are required, the renter will be notified and charged.

Rental Information

Recreation member rates apply to all who have purchased an NMU recreation pass.


ALL EQUIPMENT MUST BE TURNED IN ON TIME.


The renter is responsible for equipment that is lost, stolen or damaged and will be required to make financial restitution accordingly. Late fees will apply.


Late fees: Fees will be equivalent to the daily rate plus a one time $10 late charge. Late fee must be paid within 10 days from the time of rental return or fees will double.

Cleaning fees: Fees will range from $10 - $25 depending on severity.


Rentals:

• Daily rentals must be returned within 24 hours from the time of the rental.

• Three day rentals must be returned within 72 hours from the time of rental.

• Seven day rentals must be returned within 168 hours from the time of rental.


The original renter must return equipment, unless prior arrangements with rental center staff have been made.There are no refunds or exchanges for any reason.


Recreational Sports also offers special group rates for snowshoes, cross country skis, kayaks, canoes and camping equipment.

Equipment Rental Fees


Camping Gear

 

Student Member

Faculty/Staff or Community Member Non-Member

Camping Gear

Daily Weekend Week Daily Weekend Week Daily Weekend Week
Tent $10 $20 $40 $15 $30 $50 $20 $40 $70
Sleeping Bag $5 $10 $20 $7 $15 $30 $10 $20 $40
Backpack $5 $10 $20 $7 $15 $30 $10 $20 $40
Cook Set $4 $7 $15 $7 $15 $30 $10 $20 $30
Hammock $5 $10 $20 $10 $15 $25 $15 $25 $40
 


Boating Gear

 

Student Member

Faculty/Staff or Community Member Non-Member

Boating Gear

Daily Weekend Week Daily Weekend Week Daily Weekend Week
Kayak Package* $20 $35 $60 $25 $50 $80 $40 $75 $100
Paddle $3 $6 $12 $5 $10 $20 $7 $15 $30
PFD $3 $6 $12 $5 $10 $20 $7 $15 $30
*Boat packages include a boat, appropriate number of PFDs and paddles as well as a cartop carrier.


Snow Gear

 

Student Member

Faculty/Staff or Community Member Non-Member

Snow Gear

Daily Weekend Week Daily Weekend Week Daily Weekend Week
Snowshoes $10 $20 $30 $15 $25 $40 $20 $30 $50
XC - Ski Package $10 $20 $40 $15 $30 $50 $20 $35 $60
Skis Only $7 $10 $20 $12 $20 $35 $15 $30 $50
Boots Only $5 $10 $15 $7 $15 $25 $10 $20 $35
Poles Only $2 $5 $10 $5 $10 $15 $7 $15 $25