Outdoor Equipment Checkout

University of Kentucky Outdoor Pursuits is proud to offer a variety of camping and backpacking equipment for UK students and Johnson Center members to check out free of charge.  The equipment we have available for check out includes:

  • Backpacks
  • Tents (2 and 4 person)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping Pads
  • Camp stoves
  • Camp Cooking sets

To reserve, check out, or return equipment, come to the Outdoor Pursuits desk during operating hours. 

Operating Hours – Fall/Spring

Day

Time

Monday – Friday

11 am – 10 pm

Saturday

2 pm – 7 pm

Sunday

2 pm – 10 pm

 

 Operating Hours – Summer

Day

Time

Monday – Friday

3 pm – 9 pm

Saturday

12 am – 4 pm

Sunday

12 am – 4 pm

 

Procedures for Overnight/Weekend Checkout

1.   Equipment Reservations: Reservations are NOT required but highly recommended. Visit the Johnson Center Rock Wall during regular
operating hours 
(see below).

2.   Equipment Pick-Up: Anytime during regular operating hours

3.   Equipment Check: Outdoor Pursuits staff will demo, fit, and review all equipment to ensure that equipment is undamaged prior to checkout and to help avoid patron misuse.

4.   Equipment Return: Anytime during regular operating hours. All equipment must be returned to the Johnson Center Rock Wall.

5.   Questions: Call Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator Brett Odegard at (859) 257-1136.