• Students hiking during a trip put on by Outdoor Adventures


Taking an outdoor adventure of your own? CSUN Outdoor Adventures has a large selection of outdoor equipment available for current CSUN students to rent at a low cost for a day, a weekend, or a week. Located at the Northwest entrance of the SRC, the Rental Center serves as your comprehensive outdoor resource. Whether it's a family camping trip, church retreat, music festival, or mountaineering expedition, we provide top of the line outdoor equipment rentals for a number of general and technical activities, including:

  • Camping
  • Backpacking
  • Ice climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Kayaking
  • Rock climbing
  • Bouldering
  • Snorkeling
  • ...and more

We also offer an extensive collection of maps, a library of outdoor skills and location resources, river and snow reports, and experienced staff to help you plan the perfect trip. The Outdoor Adventure Center is the adventure hang out for all CSUN students, faculty/staff, and the local outdoor community.

Rental Center Summer Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Equipment Rental Rates

All prices listed here cover up to a 7 day period.

Sleeping Bag$5.00
Sleeping Pad$2.00
Tent (4 person)$10.00
2 Burner Stove (w/o fuel)$8.00
Backpacking Stove (w/o fuel)$5.00
Cooking Set (pots & pans)$5.00
Battery Lantern (w/o batteries)$3.00
Cooler (50qt)$5.00
Water Storage (6g)$3.00
Bear Canister (sm/lg)$7.00
Camping Chair$3.00
Snow Shoes$7.00
Wet Suit (2 piece)$7.00
Trekking Poles$3.00
Climbing Shoes$7.00
Crash Pad$20.00
Crash pad$10.00
Climbing shoes$3.00
Chalk bag$2.00

Equipment rentals are only available for current CSUN students. You must provide a valid CSUN ID card when renting equipment.


We do not offer reservations for our Equipment. Gear is offered on a first come first serve basis.

*Exception may be made for CSUN clubs, sports teams, professional groups and other organizations.

Return Policies

  • Equipment is due by 4pm on the return date.
  • Equipment returned late will be charged at a weekly rate for each item.
  • Equipment that is returned soiled or damaged will incur a cleaning or damage fee.
  • It is the responsibility of the renter to review the condition of the equipment at the time of check out.