In order to participate in your course, you will need to purchase, rent, or borrow the equipment listed in your Course Registration Packet. Having the proper gear will make for a much more comfortable experience, so please ask us if you have any questions. Please note that you are responsible for carrying your own personal equipment during our course, so pack light. If something is not on the equipment list, you do not need it during our course.
If you plan on purchasing equipment for your course, you can buy gear online through REI and support the Cottonwood Institute’s Jason F. Griffith Scholarship Fund! Please visit the Cottonwood Institute Store at: http://www.cottonwoodinstitute.org/cottonwood_institute/store.html for more information.
The Cottonwood Institute has the following gear available for rental. To rent equipment for your course, please contact us at 303.447.1076 as soon as possible. We take equipment rental reservations on a first come/first serve basis based on availability and we require payment in advance. If you are receiving a scholarship for your course, the following equipment is available free of charge thanks to a generous donation from REI.
- Backpack: $10 per day
- Tent: $10 per day
- Sleeping Bag: $10 per day
- Sleeping Pad: $5 per day
- Rain Gear Tops and Bottoms: $5 per day
- Water Bottles: $2 per day
- Clothing: $3 per day
- Gardening Gloves: $2 per day
- Snow Shoes: $10 per day
- Snow Shovel: $5 per day
- The Whole Shebang: If you need more than three of the items listed above, we charge a flat rate of $30 per day.