Gear Rentals

Are you interested in exploring the outdoors on your own or with some friends? The Office of Experiential Education has the equipment to help you get outside and create your own adventures.

Equipment rental policies

  • Rentals are subject to availability. Due to Pre-Orientation Programming, we will not be able to fill rentals during August.
  • Group Equipment Requests must be made at least two weeks prior to your anticipated pick up date.
  • The Renter agrees to assume all liability, and be solely responsible for the rented equipment, its use, and its users.
  • If equipment is damaged, destroyed, missing, or stolen, the Renter gives Johns Hopkins University permission to charge my student or staff account the full replacement/repair cost of the equipment rented.
  • If equipment is returned late you will be charged the day rate for each day it is not returned. After one week you will be charged for the full replacement amount.
  • If equipment is returned excessively dirty there will be a cleaning fee added at drop off.
  • Equipment must be returned before 5 PM on the agreed upon return date.
  • Payment for rentals is due at the time of pick up. We accept checks made out to JHU or exact cash.
  • The Office of Experiential Education reserves the right to collect a deposit on rental equipment in addition to the the rental fee. Deposits will be returned once equipment is returned.

What we rent

  • Backpacks 60+ Liters
  • Summer and Winter Sleeping Bags
  • Sleeping Pads
  • 2 person backpacking tents
  • 3 person backpacking tents
  • 4 person car camping tents
  • 6 person car camping tents
  • Backpacking tarps (10’x12′)
  • Lightweight pyramid shelter
  • Trekking poles
  • Snowshoes
  • Cook kits
  • Frying pans
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Headlamps
  • MSR Whisperlight White Gas Stoves
  • MSR Superfly Iso Pro Canister Stoves
  • Coleman 2 burner Propane Stoves
  • Fuel included with stove rentals
  • Trowels
  • Discs for Disc Golf (putter, mid range, and driver)

How much does it cost

Below are the weekend (pick up Fri- return Mon) rate for each item.

  • Backpacks 60+ Liters ($12.00)
  • Summer ($12.00) and Winter ($14.00) Sleeping Bags
  • Sleeping Pads ($2.00)
  • 2 person backpacking tents ($20.00)
  • 3 person backpacking tents ($24.00)
  • 4 person car camping tents ($28.00)
  • 6 person car camping tents ($32.00)
  • Backpacking tarps (10’x12′) ($10.00)
  • Lightweight pyramid shelter ($32.00)
  • Trekking poles ($6.00)
  • Snowshoes ($20.00)
  • Pot sets ($4.00)
  • Frying pans ($2.00)
  • Cooking Utensils ($2.00)
  • Headlamps ($2.00)
  • MSR Whisperlight White Gas Stoves ($12.00)
  • MSR Superfly Iso Pro Canister Stoves ($10.00)
  • Coleman 2 burner Propane Stoves ($14.00)
  • Fuel included with stove rentals
  • Trowels ($2.00)
  • Discs ($2.00)

How to rent equipment

  1. Come to Base Camp, the Experiential Education Office on Fridays between 2 – 4:30 PM
  2. Equipment must be returned rented equipment by 5 PM on the agreed upon drop off date
  3. If you are looking for group rentals (more than 2 sets of a specific piece of gear), please fill out the Group Equipment Rental Request Form two weeks prior to requested pick up date
  4. If you are looking to rent gear during intersession or summer, please contact op@jhu.edu
  5. If you have questions about Gear Rental, please contact op@jhu.edu