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|Where are we located?
The OVC is located in the Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER) Building, Room 117.
What does the rental center offer?
The Outdoor Rental Center offers outdoor equipment of all kinds. Whether you are car camping or spending a month backpacking in Alaska, we have gear that you need but don't want to buy. The OVC rents equipment for paddling, camping, backpacking, cross-country skiing, and some rock climbing items.
Everyone is eligible. UNO prices are for anyone with a current UNO Student ID card or a HPER Activity Card. General Public (GP) prices are for all other renters.
Equipment may be reserved up to one month in advance. Cancellation of reservation less than one day before the start of the rental period will result in forfeiture of a portion or all of the deposit. Reservations are taken in person or over the phone and a security deposit must be made.
A $25 deposit is required for all UNO rentals and a $50 deposit is required for all GP rentals. A deposit may be made in cash, check, or charge. Due to university procedures, deposit checks for equipment rented for longer than one week must be cashed by the university. Deposits are held until the OVC staff has checked over the returned equipment. If you fail to return equipment when we are open, or if you cannot wait until the equipment is checked, then you will not get an immediate return of your deposit. If there is a penalty, a delay in the return of your deposit may result.
Pick-up and Return of Equipment
Please allow at least 15 minutes when picking up (or returning) equipment so that the staff and you can verify its condition. You will be asked to assist with the check-in process by setting up the tent, unpacking the sleeping bags, or unloading canoes. Please bring equipment in more than 30 minutes before the OVC closes, or there may be a delay in the return of your deposit.
Fines and Fees
Equipment must be returned in as good a condition as when it was rented. Additional charges for lost, dirty, damaged or wet returns will be assessed. Your rental will be automatically extended and additional rental fees will be collected upon return of late equipment. Please call the OVC (554-2258) to extend your rental.
Canoe and Kayak Rentals
A $100 security deposit per boat is required for kayak and canoe rental by UNO renters and Campus Recreation Activity Card holders. General Public renters must leave a credit card deposit for the replacement value of the rental.
Canoes: An aluminum canoe package comes with two paddles, two universal type III life jackets, and a car top carrier kit. An ABS plastic canoe package comes with the same plus flotation for the boat and two rope painter.
Recreational Kayaks: This package includes a universal type III life jacket, paddle and a car top carrier. There is no prerequisite to rent the Recreational Kayaks.
White Water Kayaks: This package includes a fitted type III life jacket, helmet, paddle, neoprene spray skirt, floatation for the boat and a car top carrier. Minimum prerequisite to rent a white water kayak is completing the OVC Basic Kayaking Workshop or have equivalent experience.
Sea Kayak (Single and Double): This package includes a fitted type III life jacket, paddle, paddle float, spray skirt, bilge pump and a car top carrier. Minimum prerequisite to rent a Sea Kayak is completing the OVC Beginning Sea Kayaking Workshop, Deep Water Safety Class or have equivalent experience.