Gear Rental


What can I rent?

Kalamazoo College Students, Faculty, Staff and non-Kalamazoo College-affiliated folks can rent various types of backpacking and camping gear such as stoves, sleeping bags, tents, and more! Rentals can be made on a day, weekend, or week long basis. 

Have a question? Contact us at

Ready to rent?

Due to the campus closure related to COVID-19, we are not currently accepting rental requests. We hope to have rentals available again later in the summer. Please check back for updates.

Rent from us!

Pick-up and Drop-off

Outdoor Program gear rental is located across from the lounge on the ground floor of Harmon Hall at 1115 Academy Street Kalamazoo, MI 49006. When entering the building from the Academy entrance, turn left when you see the vending machine and our office is located on the left. Our door is marked, but if it is closed we are likely not in the office. Check the white board on the door in case we left a time for when to expect us back!

Drop-in Rental Hours – Currently Suspended

Monday 4-6pm
Wednesday 4-6pm
Friday 12-1pm & 4-6pm

If you need to pick-up or drop-off equipment outside of these hours, please contact to determine what day/time will work best. 


Rentals to all staff, faculty and community members require a deposit in the form of a credit card number which is destroyed once items are returned.

Visit our Kalamazoo College Rental Pricing page or download our Equipment Rental Pricing Kalamazoo College pricing sheet.  

For non-Kalamazoo College-affiliated member pricing visit our Community Pricing page or download our printable Community Pricing sheet.