Gear up with
the Nature Connection

Are you a teacher or educator in our community? If so, you can be eligible for low-cost gear lending to support getting kids and families outdoors.

Joining the “Gear to Go” Program

Educator Orientation

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Training & Testing

View the training slides and requirements

Reserve Your Gear

Check out outdoor equipment

Do I qualify?

Requirements for Gear to Go:


Must be an educator, staff, or program leader affiliated with a youth-serving organization

Other local youth-serving organizations must be able to provide reciprocal liability insurance to the Delta County School District for all trips offered with Nature Connection gear

Leaders must complete a “Gear to Go” orientation once per year (virtually or in-person)

Lending is subject to Nature Connection staff availability and program needs

Outdoor trips must follow USFS, BLM or other agency guidelines and/or permit requirements

All participants must sign a waiver (digital preferred, paper copy available)

The Nature Connection is not a public gear rental company.

If you are interested in renting outdoor gear for personal use please contact one of our local business partners:

Examples of our “Gear to Go” Programs