ENF Gear Lending Library


Wondering about additional costs for Camp, Hante Adventures, or The Outdoor Academy? Check out our Gear Lending Library!

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

Watch Camp’s Video Installment on the Gear Lending Library

What types of gear can I find in the GLL?

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

How can I borrow GLL gear?

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

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


tHREE 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

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 (ed@enf.org) and Andrew Nelson at (andrew@enf.org).

For questions about donation receipts for donated gear contact Camille Wick in our 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

Or, Purchase Your Camp Supplies from Everything Summer Camp!


Everything Summer Camp provides many of the items you need including trunks, water bottles, headlamps, and more. You will receive a discount using code trail527EN. A portion of your purchase amount will come back to Eagle’s Nest Foundation to help with future orders for the Gear Lending Library.

Shop Our Packing List at Everything Summer Camp

For Donated Items

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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