Department of Sports Facilities and Campus Recreation

Rental Resource Center

Outdoor Endeavors can help you outfit your personal outdoor adventures with a variety of rental equipment at reasonable prices.

If there is an adventure you would like to experience that is not offered, contact Outdoor Endeavors, 320-308-3772, to get it started.

Hours and Location

Outdoor Endeavors is in the Student Recreation Center of Halenbeck Hall. The entrance to the building and boatyard is across from the tennis courts in G Lot.

Fall (August-October)
3-8 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays
Closed Thursdays
Fall (October-January)
5-8 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
9 a.m.-noon Saturdays
Closed Thursdays
Spring (January-March)
5-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and Sundays
9 a.m.-noon Saturdays
Closed Thursdays
Spring March-May
3-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and Sundays
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays
Closed Thursdays
3-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays (side door)
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
Closed Wednesday

Reservations and Checkout Policies

Equipment will be rented only during normal business hours or by appointment. Every effort is made to provide safe and well-maintained equipment. As the renter, you are responsible for ensuring the equipment is what you need and that you know how to properly use it.

Outdoor Endeavors cannot be responsible for your knowledge of the equipment or how you will use it when you leave. 

If you have questions, please ask them before you leave. Contact Outdoor Endeavors at (320) 308-3772 for prices and to reserve your equipment today!

Reservation Policies

Equipment is not considered “reserved” until full payment is received.

Outdoor Endeavors reserves the right to rent equipment on a first-come, first-serve basis. Most equipment is available in sufficient quantities, but it cannot be guaranteed. 

Equipment is rented on a daily (up to 24 hours), weekend (48-72 hours depending on season) and weekly (7 days) timeframe. 

The minimum rental period is 24 hours. If a longer rental is required, it will be at the block rate, plus the number of days beyond that block rate.

Equipment Knowledge/Safety

Every effort is made to provide safe and well-maintained equipment. By renting equipment from Outdoor Endeavors and signing their contract you have a personal responsibility to know how to properly and safely use the equipment.

Outdoor Endeavors will provide functional gear in good repair, but it is ultimately up to you where your knowledge and skill level stands with regards to its use.

Know Your Limits

The student staff members at Outdoor Endeavors will go out of their way to help you get familiar with the gear you are renting, teach you how to transport a canoe or kayak and offer local information on risks and hazards.

Once you leave, we cannot be responsible for bad decisions or damage you cause to gear.

You need to make sure you pay attention, understand and not act outside of what your skill level is.

Damage to equipment is expensive and limits access to the next customer looking for gear.

Payments, Cancellations and Refunds

We take check, cash or credit card payments.  All transactions originate at Outdoor Endeavors with payment occurring at Campus Recreation Guest ServicesPlease note there is Minnesota sales tax on all rentals.


Deposits are required for certain items that require extra care or are particularly high maintenance. Cash, check or credit card are accepted.

The return of your deposit is at the sole discretion of Outdoor Endeavors at the time the equipment is returned.  If equipment is broken or damaged due to improper use or carelessness the deposit will be withheld.

Dirty or wet gear is subject to a $35 charge.                    


Refunds are issued through the St. Cloud State's Business Office and require submission of a refund request form.

Outdoor Endeavors can not issue a refund on the spot. Refund checks are issued through the State of Minnesota and sent by mail. It may take up to and take up to two weeks.

General Equipment:

  • Any cancelled equipment (>24 hours) will be eligible to receive a 90 percent refund.
  • Equipment canceled on the day of pick up will result in a loss of all fees paid.


  • Equipment must be canceled three (3) days before the pick-up date to receive a 90 percent refund.
  • If the cancellation occurs less than three (3) days prior to pick-up date you will receive a 50 percent refund.
  • Any cancellation made less than 3 days prior to pick up will result in loss of all fees paid.