School For Outdoor Leadership, Adventure, and

Introducing Southeast Michigan to the Outdoors Since 1976

S.O.L.A.R. Equipment

Over the years, S.O.L.A.R. has purchased a full range of gear to help our members enjoy the many classes, trips and activities run through the club. While outdoor fun can be an expensive thrill at times, S.O.L.A.R. members have access to a wide variety of gear for many activities at minimal or no cost. Members can also borrow equipment for non-S.O.L.A.R. activities. Just roll over the images below to see some of our equipment stash:

Some Equipment And More Equipment.

How do I reserve a piece of equipment?

Contact the Equipment Manager, Phil Crookshank, via email or at (248) 797-2885. Please read the "Equipment Use Rules" below prior to reserving equipment. You may need Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader on your computer to access the "Equipment Use Agreement" and the current equipment listing which is highlighted near the bottom of this page.

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You can view and download the "Equipment Use Agreement" here.

Equipment Use Rules

Equipment Use Procedure

  1. Read and understand the Equipment Use Rules above.
  2. Read and understand the Equipment Use Agreement.
  3. Submit a request for equipment to the Equipment Manager (via email, phone, etc). Please include the date needed and proposed return date.
  4. Equipment Manager will supply a copy of the Equipment Use Form with a list of the equipment to be borrowed and the required safety deposit.
  5. Upon equipment pickup, the Equipment Manager will require that the Equipment Use Form be signed and the required safety deposit be made.
  6. Enjoy using the equipment!

Currently Available Equipment

The current equipment list can be downloaded as a PDF document here.

Donating Equipment to S.O.L.A.R.

If you have some gently-used equipment that you no longer use, please consider donating it to S.O.L.A.R. for member use. All equipment must be in good condition. Contact the Equipment Manager, Phil Crookshank via email for more information on donating equipment to the organization.