Outdoor Adventure Program

Equipment Rental

The ORC is undergoing an office renovation from Tuesday, May 14 - Thursday, May 16. The rental operations and bike shop are closed these days, but the weekly activities (Kayak Roll Clinic, Whitewater Kayak Wednesday and Sunset SUP) are still occurring as normal. Rentals checked out on Monday, May 13 will be due Friday, May 17, and will be pro-rated to a 2 day rate (instead of a 4-day rate). The Climbing Wall is unaffected by this closure.


Rec Sports' Outing Rental Center offers low rental rates on items such as backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, stoves, coolers, canoes and more. We also have books, maps, videos, and trail guides covering a variety of areas and activities. VCU students and current Recreational Sports members may participate.

The Outing Rental Center is located at 130 South Linden Street. It is on the east end of the Cary Street Field, and across from the Cary Street Gym. Call 804.828.6004 to reach the ORC directly. 

Rental Rates
  • A current photo ID is required to rent equipment.
  • Reservations may be made by paying the full price of the rental in advance. No refunds will be given on reservations.
  • There is a $20 service fee for returned checks.
  • Weekend rentals: check out on Friday, return Monday.

ORC Equipment Rental Rates Master List

OAP Season Pass

Go outside more without breaking the bank. With the Season Pass, you get a free rental of one of every unique item. You pay the normal rate for any additional "like" items. Example: free bike and helmet rental, pay the normal rate for every additional bike and helmet rental. 

VCU Students: $60/semester
Recreational Sports members: $90/semester