F&M's Outdoor Gear Rental Program
At Franklin & Marshall College's Center for the Sustainable Environment, we encourage outdoor exploration. To make outdoor activities more accessible to the F&M community, we have a wide range of user-friendly equipment available to rent to students, staff, and faculty. We can't wait to help you prepare for your next adventure!
OGRP is Open!
4:30-6:30pm everyday! (Including weekends)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any requests for gear pickup and drop off. Updates will be posted on the CSE Facebook or Instagram pages, or sent out in an email.
All social distancing and Covid-19 protocols will be followed during pickups/ returns and all gear undergoes multiple cleanings between uses.
Last Day for Fall 2021 Semester: Thursday, December 9th
Fall Semester Reading Days, Finals & Winter Break: 12/10 - 1/18/22
If you would like to rent gear over the winter break, please email the OGRP so we can arrange a time to get you supplies and discuss return options.
Spring Break 2022: 3/11-3/20
Last Day for Spring 2022 Semester: Thursday, April 28th
|Gear||Daily rental rate||replacement cost|
|Tent (2 person)*||$4||$125|
|Tent (4 person)*||$5||$135|
|Tent (6 person)*||$8||$190|
|Camping stove* (comes with lighter, if desired)||$3||$60|
|Pot set with pot holder||$2||$40|
|Sleeping bag liner||comes with sleeping bag||$15|
|Backpack (various sizes)||$3||$135|
|Pack rain cover||$1||$30|
|Hammock and suspension system||$1||$75|
|Field Guides or USGS maps||$1||$15|
Note: Items with an asterix* require training by the Sustainability Center staff before rentals will be approved.
1. Make sure to call ahead for reservations at 717-252-1616. Give your name, number, and the gear you'd like to rent: Single or double kayaks, fishing kayaks, or stand-up paddleboards.
2. Renting Season begins in Mid-May and lasts throughout October (when river conditions and weather allow).
3. The rental includes paddle, PFD (personal floatation device/lifevest) and boat or board. Renters must wear their PFD at all times. Renters may only rent cockpit (sit-in) kayaks if they can perform a kayak self-rescue-- this can be taught at Shank's Mare lesson program. Otherwise, rentals use the sit-on-top kayaks which are very stable and user friendly.