Outdoor Adventures

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Adventure Center and Gear Rental

The headquarters for Outdoor Adventures is the Adventure Center (AC) located within the Student Recreation Center. The AC provides outdoor gear rental for sponsored or personal outdoor adventure trips, along with a resource library to assist in helping participants plan their own trips. Individuals or groups that are interested in any of our programs or rentals are directed to go to the AC during regular business hours. Campus Recreation members may enter from the front of the building, or for convenience anyone may access the AC through a separate entrance located on the west side of the building. There is an adjacent parking lot near the west entrance with one temporary loading/unloading space. We have everything you need to jumpstart your outdoor adventure trip or excursion.

Our staff can assist you with:

Gear Rental

Bike Camping Sports Water Winter

                           All gear rentals are subject to the Outdoor Gear Rental Rules and Policies.


Information on local parks and an assortment of books and videos that focus on various activities including canoeing, spelunking, backpacking, equipment repair, and skills as well as destination guides and maps are available for you to peruse or borrow at no charge. List of Outdoor Resources

Trip Planning

The Adventure Center staff is knowledgeable about the outdoor opportunities available in the northern Illinois area, as well as outdoor skills. The staff can help plan and organize trips and adventures for any occasion. The Adventure Center (AC) is also the meeting and registration location for organized adventure trips, workshops, and pre-trip meetings.