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Recreation and Wellness

Gear Checkout and Adventure Trips


Our Gear Checkout program provides UNF students with the gear they need to get outdoors. Our program is free to active students with a valid Osprey ID. Let us help you plan your next trip!

For questions or more information about our program, contact us at (904) 620-5952

Available Equipment

Sleeping bags, tents, canoes, paddleboards, kayaks and more!

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday 12 PM - 5 PM

Lake Oneida and gear return both close at 4:30 PM

Closed during intersession and when the University is closed

Gear Checkout Policies


  • Gear check-out is only available to currently enrolled students
  • Items can be rented for day use on campus or up to 7 days off campus
  • Students may renew the gear if they bring the gear back along with their ID to extend their checkout. Anytime beyond those two weeks items are subject to late fees
  • Students are limited to one paddleboard or kayak per ID
  • Any and all damages must be noted prior to check-out
  • All equipment must be returned during regular operating hours and in person by the person that rented the gear. Any equipment returned or left at the rental counter during non-operating hours will not be returned and late fees will accumulate until the equipment is returned in person and during operating hours.
  • Camping on campus using Gear Checkout equipment or personal equipment is prohibited.

Late Returns

  • All late fees will be charged on student's MyWings accounts.
  • Late fees are $10.00 per day per items checked out.
  • If fees exceed 10 working days or total worth of equipment is established in late fees, the total amount for the gear will be charged to the respective myWings account.


  • Returned items are expected reasonably clean and dry
  • Do not wash or dry sleeping bags

Adventure Trips

Guana Paddle & Hike (NEST Students Only)

Day paddle and hike in the guana preserve. Trip includes travel, entry fees, gear and lunch

Saturday, September 24, 10 AM - 5 PM

Limited to 16 participants. UNF Nest Students Only

White Water Rafting

2 days of rafting on the Natahalia and Ocoee Rivers. Trip includes lodging, raft rentals, entry fees, and food.

Friday, September 30 - Sunday October 2. Rescheduled for Friday, October 20 - Sunday October 23 due to weather.

$135 per person. Limited to 45 participants. Must be an active UNF student

Beginner Climbing

2 days of climbing and camping in Table Rock, North Carolina. Trip includes campsite fees, climbing equipment, entry fees, and food.

Friday, October 13 - Sunday October 15

$80 per person. Limited to 15 participants. Must be an active UNF student

Ski Trip

2 days of skiing on Sugar Mountain in North Carolina. Trip includes transportation, lodging, gear rentals, lift tickets, entry fees, and food.

Thursday, February 23 - Sunday February 26.

$700 per person. Must be an active UNF student