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cross country skisWhether you are planning a trip and need some gear or just want to take advantage of the outdoors near the College of Saint Benedict or Saint John's University, the OLC has you covered if you need camping or recreational equipment.

Plan a Trip

Want to travel and explore the outdoors at the same time? OLC is happy to help you with the planning of your own outdoor adventures.  Our staff is happy to help by sharing their knowledge and love of the outdoors.

  • First find a park that fits your needs.
  • Then stop down at the OLC office during regular office hours, or call us at 320-363-3435, to rent all the gear you will need.


Rent your equipment and gear for free!

The Outdoor Leadership Center has all the gear you need for adventure! From a day hike through the Abbey Arboretum, to an extended paddle in the Boundary Waters, and to any excursion beyond we can outfit you with all that you need.

One of our biggest concerns in the OLC is that too many of our CSB/SJU students are not enjoying the wonders of our two amazingly beautiful campuses. Have you ever taken a hike in the Abbey Arboretum, or found the mystical Lake Sarah at CSB? Maybe our gear will help you get outside specifically on our campuses.

Read our Terms & Conditions and Waiver of Liability here.


Are you planning a trip for more than four people? Are you a club or faculty member? You can make reservations!

Click here to reserve your gear!

It's your backyard, so get out and play!


Equipment List

Camping Gear     
Outdoor Recreation       



Sleeping Bags

Sleeping Pads

Cook Sets

Backpacking Stoves


Trekking Poles




Tennis Rackets

Tennis Balls

Racquetball Rackets


Golf Clubs



Soccer Balls



Fishing Poles

Baseball Bats

Wiffleball Bats

Bocce Ball Set

Blongo Ball Set

Hockey Skates

Hockey Sticks

Hockey Pucks

Broomball Sticks


X-Country Skis


Ice-Fishing Poles