GT students, faculty and staff may rent equipment items from the ORGT Wilderness Outpost Rental.


Renter acknowledges that they have the necessary skills to use the equipment properly. They also acknowledge they will use the equipment in a safe manner that is not contrary to recommended use or industry standards. The renter is aware of hazards associated with the use of outdoor equipment, including, but not limited to physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to themself, to property, or to third parties. The renter acknowledges such risks are inherent to adventure activities like paddling, camping, hiking, and generally being outdoors.

The renter expressly agrees and promises to accept and assume all of the risks existing in this activity. Rental and use of equipment is purely voluntary and the renter elects to accept and assume liability and responsibility in full understanding and acceptance of the risks.

Renters agree to hold harmless and/or indemnify and defend Georgia Institute of Technology, the State of Georgia, and their officers, agents, servants, and employees from all liability, costs, or expenses resulting from accidents or injury to--or for the death of--any person directly or indirectly arising from my use or my permission, express or implied, to use the rental equipment.


The renter understands it is their responsibility to inspect equipment upon picking it up and before leaving the premises and to be sure it is in proper working order. Any problems should be reported to the attendant on duty at the time of pick-up. The renter is responsible for the condition of this equipment once they depart the premises with it.


The renter is solely responsible for any damage, loss, or theft of the equipment while checked out in their name. In the case of loss, disregard and/or intentional damage to the condition of ORGT gear, the renter may be asked to pay for repair or replacement. CRC Wilderness Outpost employees will determine the amount to be charged. The renter can inspect the equipment for damage or missing parts at the CRC/Wilderness Outpost or off-premise but must return with any concerns before 6:30 p.m. that evening (4:30 on Fridays).

Failure to return gear or pay for damaged gear may result in Georgia Tech taking action (including such actions as withholding of my registration, graduation or issuance of a transcript.


Renter may be charged a late fee (the rental price per item per day late) if gear is not returned on time-- usually by 7 p.m. Tuesday following the rental). If gear is not returned on time, the renter may lose rental and or other ORGT privileges.


I understand and agree that equipment must be clean when returned. If returned dirty, the renter may be charged a cleaning fee ($5 - $50 per item).


Deposits may be applied towards loss or damage fees, late fees, cleaning fees, and repair or replacement fees. The use of deposits is at the discretion of CRC/Wilderness Outpost management.


CRC staff do not assist renter(s) with loading/unloading water craft for vehicle transport. CRC/Outdoor Recreation do not provide straps for securing boats to vehicles. The renter assumes all responsibility for properly attaching/detaching the craft to the vehicle for transportation. If CRC staff deem the vehicle upon which watercraft is to be transported is insufficient to hold the craft securely or cannot manage the craft’s size and weight, the rental will be canceled.

  • Canoes may be up to 17 feet long and weigh up to 90 lbs.
  • Kayaks may be up to 17 feet long and weigh up to 70 lbs.
  • Sea Kayaks may be up to 17 feet long and weigh up to 70 lbs.

I understand and agree to use recreational canoes on "flat" or "quiet" water only. I fully understand that these canoes are not rented for whitewater use. Whitewater boating is a dangerous sport. Renters are responsible for using their best judgment when selecting rivers appropriate to their skill level. They should only paddle rivers, sections, and at water levels that meet their experience levels. Even then paddling boats such as kayaks and canoes is inherently dangerous.

Georgia Institute of Technology strongly recommends that all whitewater paddlers follow American Whitewater safety codes.

Watercraft should not be used on conditions that exceed Class 3.

Taking delivery of a rental boat implies agreement with these terms.