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Are you interested in getting your exercise outside or do you just want to explore the outdoors? Then gear up for adventure at The Outpost! For more information, please call 701.777.6526, stop by the wellness center, or visit us on Facebook!
The Outpost is open during regular UND Wellness Center hours.
Check out all of the available equipment and associated rental fees below! You can pick up your equipment during regular wellness center hours. The Outpost's rental day starts at 12:00pm, but equipment rentals can be made at any time. All rentals are due back by 5:00pm on the return date. Listed prices do NOT include sales tax. North Dakota sales tax is applicable to all rentals.
Canoes and Kayaks
|Canoe Package (Includes boat, 2 paddles, 2 PFDs, vehicle tie down kit, & 2 seat cushions)||$15||$40||$75|
|Tandem Kayak Package (Includes boat, 2 paddles, 2 PFDs, & vehicle tie down kit)||$15||$40||$75|
|Kayak Package (Includes boat, 1 paddle, 1 PFD, & vehicle tie down kit)||$15||$40||$75|
|Life Jacket/Seat Cushion||$2||N/A||N/A|
|Tie Down Kit||$5||N/A||N/A|
Bikes and Inline Skates
|Bike Package (Includes bike, helmet, & lock)||$6||$15||$30|
|Tandem Bike Package (Includes bike, 2 helmets, & lock)||$10||$25||$50|
|Inline Skates Package (Includes skates, helmet, & pads)||$5||$10||$17|
|Backpack (Internal Frame)||$6||$15||$30|
|Lantern (Battery Powered)||$2||N/A||N/A|
|2-Burner Propane Stove (Propane not included)||$3||$8||$15|
|1-Burner Propane Stove (Propane not included)||$2||$5||$8|
|Mess Kit (Includes utensils)||$2||$5||$8|
|4-Person Cook Set||$6||$15||$30|
|EQUIPMENT||DAY OF||DAY FEE||3-DAY|
|Beanbag Toss||FREE with Student/Wellness Center Member ID||$5||$10|
|Bocce Ball||FREE with Student/Wellness Center Member ID||$5||$10|
|Frisbee Golf (3 Discs)||FREE with Student/Wellness Center Member ID||$2||N/A|
|Ice Fishing Package (Rod/Reel, jigs, bucket, ice auger, ice skimmer)||$10||$25||$50|
|Snowboarding Package (Includes board, bindings, bag, helmet, & boots)||$15||$40||$75|
|Cross Country Skiing Package (Includes skis, boots, & poles)||$10||$25||$50|
UND Outpost merchandise is NOW AVAILABLE! Visit us today to purchase your very own Outpost t-shirt and Outpost water bottle so you are prepared whenever adventure calls!
What do Outpost t-shirts and water bottles look like? Take a look at the awesome Outpost Merchandise!
|Outpost T-Shirt||$8.50 (plus tax)||S, M, L, XL|
|Outpost Water Bottle||$10.00 (plus tax)|
|T-Shirt/Water Bottle Combo||$15.00 (plus tax)|
The rental process, along with policies and procedures, are outlined below. Instructions for the proper care of specific equipment must be followed at all times. Renters are responsible for all equipment and additional fees may be applied if equipment is returned with damage.
Rental Policies and Procedures
1.) Rent your gear by stopping at The Outpost or the UND Wellness Center's front desk. Full rental amount (plus sales tax) is due at the time of the rental.
2.) Pick up your equipment during regular wellness center hours. All rentals are due back by 5:00pm on the return date. Please make other arrangements with staff for late returns.
3.) All rentals/sales are final. No refunds will be given in the event that rental equipment cannot be utilized due to inclement weather or personal reasons of the renter, such as, but not limited to, injury or illness.
4.) All equipment must be returned on the return date (by 5:00pm) during regular wellness center hours. A charge will be assessed each day that the equipment is late. If the equipment is not returned within one week after the return date, the renter will be charged the total amount of additional day fees for one week and the replacement cost of the equipment.
5.) All equipment must be returned to The Outpost and checked in by a Wellness Center employee. If the equipment is not returned to The Outpost and is not properly checked in, the renter will be charged a $10.00 fee for each item.
6.) All equipment goes through an initial inspection upon return. Once returned, the equipment is given a final inspection before it is available to rent again. Customers will be notified as soon as possible if there are any equipment issues discovered during the initial and/or final inspections.
7.) All late equipment will be charged as follows: Additional Day Fee = (Daily Rental Rate) x (Number of Days Late).
8.) If equipment is damaged or lost, you will be contacted by The Outpost for replacement costs. Costs are based on the current retail value of the item or replacement part. Replacement costs and/or additional day fees may be applied to your student account/billing.
9.) If equipment is returned dirty and needs to be cleaned, a $10.00 cleaning charge will be assessed for each item.
10.) When returning tents, the renter will be expected to assemble it for purposes of ensuring all tent materials are present.
1.) Please read and follow any written or verbal instructions for set up and use of equipment. If you do not know how to use a piece of equipment, please ask The Outpost staff for assistance.
2.) If camping with a group, do not mix up equipment stuff sacks or pieces of equipment. Keep all components of the equipment together, especially tent poles, accessories, and stuff sacks! Secure your stuff sacks inside your tent or they can blow away.
3.) Please return equipment as clean as possible. Rinse out coolers, dry off tents, wash cook sets, etc.
4.) Do not wash or dry tents or backpacks in a washer or dryer. It will damage the equipment.
5.) Do not dry sleeping bags in a dryer. It will damage the equipment.
1.) You are responsible for all equipment. If equipment is damaged or broken, you will be charged for the repair or replacement of the item. It is recommended that you examine all equipment prior to using it. It is recommended that you set up tents and try out equipment before each outing.
2.) Normal wear and tear of equipment will be assessed by The Outpost staff.
Printable PDF File: UND Outpost Policies and Procedures
Equipment Instructions and Size Charts
Canoes and Kayaks
Cross Country Skiing
Outdoor Information and Resources
Check out a few of the many other resources available for learning about getting out and enjoying the outdoors!
Do you know of other outdoor recreation resources or locations around Grand Forks? Share them on the UND Outpost's Facebook page.
ON Campus Challenge
Outdoor Nation (ON) Campus Challenge
UND is participating in the ON Campus Challenge, an effort put on the Outdoor Foundation and other schools throughout the country to try and get the most people outside and active. The school that gets the most people outdoors and documenting those experiences on www.oncampuschallenge.org during the 6 week period (September 4th-October 15th) will win the National Outdoor Championship.
Individual participant prizes are also awarded weekly and for participating in sponsored events to individuals that record their activities.
Check out the weekly events during the challenge here.