The equipment room is the most important resource for our members. Outdoor equipment is expensive and the cost often prevents people from getting outside to enjoy the outdoors. We have tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, water bottles, first aid kits, headlamps, fishing poles, stoves, pots and pans, food containers, and water purifiers for fall trips. Come winter we have snowshoes, cross-country and telemark skis, boots and poles, winter boots, gaiters, overmits, Gore-tex jackets, wind pants, warm jackets, and ice fishing equipment available. To take out equipment you must have your membership card with you and it is due back the following Wednesday. As long as you return gear on time you may use it free of charge.
Located on level ‘M’ of Paresky (to get there, take the firestairs near the mailroom half a flight down), the equipment room is open from 12:30 to 1:30 Monday – Thursday and 12:00 to 2:00 on Fridays (during Winter Study, the hours are noon to 2pm on all weekdays, and 10am-noon on Saturdays). Members of the board are on duty every day to answer questions, check out equipment and sell memberships, merchandise, and the WOC Trail Guide and WOC trail maps.
Click here for a complete list of items available in the equipment room.
Equipment Room Policies for Winter Study
Only students with a current WOC membership card may borrow equipment. Please bring your card with you.
Snowshoes, Sleds, Nordic Skiing equipment, and Telemark Skiing equipment may only be borrowed for a 24 hr period Monday – Thursday. Equipment borrowed on Friday or Saturday must be returned on the following Monday.
Snowshoes, Nordic Skiing equipment, and Telemark Skiing equipment must be returned by 1:00 pm in order to be used in PE classes.
Snowshoes, Nordic Skiing equipment, and Telemark Skiing equipment will not be loaned out until after 1:00 pm in order to be used in PE classes.
Telemark Skiing equipment may only be borrowed by students currently enrolled in a WOC Telemark Skiing class or graduates of the same. Equivalent experience may be approved by the WOC Director, Assistant Director, or Telemark Skiing Coordinator.
Only 1 equipment item of each type may be borrowed with a WOC card. A visiting guest of a student member may borrow a 2nd item.