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Norris Outdoors

(Updated May 27, 2023)

Norris Outdoors space

Spring 2023 Hours

NorrisOutdoors is closed from June 10 - September 10. See you later this Fall!


Find Your Space Outside This SpringCamp Out Cook Out

Enjoy Spring and get outside. Rent camping and recreation equipment for your outdoor experience.

Reasonable rates for all backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, foam pads, cook kits, grills, stoves, lanterns, flashlights, captain chairs, tables, spikeball sets, cornhole games, volleyball sets, hammocks, coolers and so much more.

Special rental rates for Wildcat Weekend, rent by 5pm on Thursday for pick up on Friday and return on Sunday. 

Valid NU ID is required for pick up. Need special assistance, call -847-491-2345 during business hours.




Get Outside Adventure Awaitsadventure awaits

Enjoy the outdoors this Spring Break with special rates on selected camping and recreation equipment.  It’s one rate for the entire break.  Find your adventure, north, south, east, or west, wherever you plan to go, NorrisOutdoors has what you need to relax outdoors.  Go online and order early, equipment quantity is limited.  You can pick up beginning Monday, March 13.






Find a path outside

Find a path outside

NorrisOutdoors has the fun for your winter Outdoor Recreation.

Ice skates are available to rent for $7.00 a day (Student rate).  Grab your skates and head off to local outdoor ice rinks or take the shuttle or CTA and skate downtown Chicago at the Millennial Park Ice Rink

Besides Ice Skates, there are snowshoes- $12 per set and Cross-Country Skis.  Please note sizes and quantities are limited.  Both require in-person reservations and an NU ID.





Wildcat Weekends- Pay 1 Rate for the Weekend

Get Outside this Spring on the Weekends - Reserve equipment by Thursday 5 pm for the weekend. Pick up on Friday by 5 pm and return Sunday by 5 pm.

Ask for a Free Bag when you rent any equipment!

Photo of green Norris Outdoors bag

Contact Us

Phone: (847) 491-2345


Allison Rauch - Student Supervisor

Ready to Rent? Click here: Rental Request 

Available To Rent:

Camping Equipment to Rent

Camping Essentials  Price Per Day
Backpack (internal frame) $13
Sleeping Bag 20-40 deg F $20
Tarp $2
Foam Pad  $3
Flashlights $2
Lanterns $5
Cook Kit - 2-4 person $7
Stove - 1 Burner $10
Stove - 2 Burner $15
Tent - 2-Person $13
Tent - 4-Person $20
Propane Fuel Tank for Stoves $5.50

Recreation Items to Rent
Recreation Equipment Price Per Day
Table - 4 x 2 $6
Table 6 x 2.5 $7
S'mores kit - sterno included $8
Captain Chair $6
Hammock - enu doublenest $10
Grill - 14 inch Weber $6
Grill - large Weber  $20
Grill - small propane $10
Grill - 3 x  2 Big John $35
Grill - 5 x  2 Big John $55
Cooler - Small  $3
Cooler - Medium  $5
Cooler - Large  $6
Picnic Basket $5
Shelter Tent - summer only $12

Sports Equipment to Rent
Sports Equipment Price Per Day
Basketball/Football/Soccer Ball/Volleyball $2
Baseball or Softball Set $5
Cornhole Bean Bag Toss $6
Croquet Set $6
Frisbee $2
Megaphone $5
Spikeball Set $12
Volleyball Set - net, poles, boundary $15

Winter Gear to Rent

Winter Gear Price Per day
Ice Skates $7
Skate guards $2
Cross Country Ski Set* - boots, poles, skis $12
Snowshoes $10

*No online rental reservations accepted - rent only in-person

Pick Up and Go Equipment to Rent
Pick up and Go Price Per Day
Light Hand Truck $3
Medium Hand Truck $4
Platform Cart $5