ENF Gear Lending Library



Are you concerned about additional costs for Camp, Hante Adventures, or The Outdoor Academy? Our Gear Lending Library can help!

ENF’s Gear Lending Library was created to support Eagle’s Nest campers, Hante Adventures participants, and OA students with quality outdoor gear and clothing to enhance their experience in our programs and also reduce additional program expenses that might create a financial hardship. 


Watch part of our Parent/Guardian Video Series on the Gear Lending Library


What types of gear can I find in the GLL?

  • Sleeping Bags & Sleeping Pads
  • Rain Jackets
  • Water Bottles
  • Hiking Boots & Water Shoes (not all sizes)
  • Backpacks
  • Warm Jackets
  • Flashlights
  • Hiking Packs

how can I borrow gear from the gear lending library?


For The Outdoor Academy, the Admissions Office will assist you in reserving your gear during the enrollment process.

For your Camp or Hante Adventures program, email our Hante and Outdoor Program Manager Ed Haubenreiser at ed@enf.org.

Are You Looking for Camp Supplies And Want a Portion of Your Purchase To Go To Support the Gear Lending Library?


Purchase supplies from Everything Summer Camp! You will receive a discount using code trail527EN and a portion of your purchase amount will come back to Eagle’s Nest Foundation to help with future orders for the Gear Lending Library. 

Everything Summer Camp provides many of the supplies that you need for camp, Hante Adventures, and The Outdoor Academy including trunks, water bottles, headlamps and more. 

Shop Our Packing List at Everything Summer Camp


two ways to support enf’s gear lending library


Make a Financial Donation

Financial contributions to ENF’s Gear Lending Library will be used to purchase new items as part of gear lending and are fully deductible for tax purposes as provided by law.  

To donate specifically to ENF’s Gear Lending Library, select “Other” as the fund option on our online donation form, and then make a note in the comment box that your donation is intended for the “Gear Lending Library.”  For questions about donation please contact Camille Wick in our Development Office at camille@enf.org.


DONATE TO ENF’s Gear Lending Library fund

Or, Donate Your Gently Used Gear

We are grateful for donations of gently used and/or new items for the Gear Lending Library. If you have questions about what we are looking for, please reach out to our Outdoor Programming team, Ed Haubenreiser at ed@enf.org or Andrew Nelson at andrew@enf.org.

For questions about donation receipts for donated gear contact Camille Wick in our ENF Development Office at camille@enf.org .

You can also purchase items at REI from our REI Wish List! When you purchase items on ENF’s REI Wishlist, these items will be shipped directly to our campus.   Our Development Office will send a receipt for your donation.  

REI Donation Wishlist

For Donated Items:

We are currently prioritizing specific categories as High Need, Always Welcome, and Low Need. See below for details on how you can help build our inventory.

High Need:

  • 100% Waterproof Rain Jackets & Pants – Adult & Youth Sizes
  • Fleece Jackets – Youth Sizes
  • Puffy Jackets (Synthetic or Down-fill) – Youth Sizes
  • Synthetic Hiking Pants – Youth Sizes
  • 100% Waterproof Hiking Shoes & Boots – Youth Sizes
  • Headlamps

Always Welcome:

  • Trekking Poles
  • Internal Frame Backpacking Packs (55-75 L)
  • Day Packs (25-45 L)
  • School Backpacks
  • Synthetic-fill Sleeping Bags – no flannel lined please!
  • Synthetic or Wool Long Underwear – Adult & Youth Sizes
  • Synthetic Shirts: Short and Long Sleeves – Adult & Youth Sizes
  • Synthetic or athletic shorts – Adult & Youth Sizes
  • Canoes & Paddles

Low Need:

  • Reusable 1-Liter Water Bottles (Nalgene)
  • Fleece Jackets – Adult Sizes
  • Puffy Jackets – Adult Sizes
  • Sleeping Pads

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